March 01, 2007
I want the show in May to have little reference to Bokusho since I've moved beyond that element and I don't like crutches. Or at least I try to avoid them once recognized... I try, don't say I'm always successful. Am thinking 'Spring' and plan to allow a bit more color to creep into the works, but I've always been a color minimalist... except for red. I'll consider it a challenge and see where it takes me.
The painting above is an example of correcting a mistake by repeating it intentionally. In this case I meant to have a square line defining part of the interior, but it went off square (I'm so bad with measurements!) so I repeated several square lines at various angles and colors. Doesn't show up in the photo very well but I call it a fix.
Saw Hugh Williams' museum show yesterday and was flat blown away! If just a little bit of his authority and gusto leaks into my new works... well, I can only hope. I've mentioned before that I've known Hugh quite some time and consider his critique super valuable. He can be tough, but I usually get what he's trying to convey, sometimes rather heavy handedly but you don't forget it. If it doesn't get through to me, I think on it because I know there's something in there that I need to know. If we weren't two hours apart, I'd definitely be studying with him regularly. The man knows how to paint from the gut! Don't bother trying to google him, he cares not for pushing his work, especially via today's technology. So most will probably never know his genius. And that's unfortunate.