Tuesday, July 1, 2008
So here is the painting* I referenced a few weeks back. Unfortunately I never got a good picture of it-I feel it's more crisp and painterly in real life, but oh well. The top picture is at my house and the bottom is the one Gretel took of it at the gallery. I also had a sculptural piece in the show but maybe I'll show that later.
I've always felt I'm horrible at explaining or describing my work but this is somewhat representative of my paintings. I love painting skin tones and tend to want them surrounded by a muted palette. Another commonality is a somewhat formal and traditional setting with a hint of the strange lurking about. (maybe not so much in this particular one, but in general)
I wanted to thank my wonderful friend Gretel so much for including me into this show. (As well as all the other things she has done for me). THANK YOU!
* That's not me in the painting.