Monday, June 30, 2008

Crunch Time

Michael spoke to my excellent gallery director in Saratoga Springs, NY - Equidae Gallery - this past weekend and she's requesting that I deliver my paintings on July 22nd. I'm quite oblivious to any grid of linear time. That said, there willl be some long studio days in the next few weeks. Fourth of July just became an inconvenient pain in the a**.

Terry loves "Diagnal" and wants to hang it. While in creation process with the piece, I mentioned some concern with the logistics of such a large, off balanced artwork. Not wanting to discourage my flow, Michael replied, "just make it and we'll worry about that later". Well, later is now and we're considering the expertise of a metal fabrication shop in town to help brace and stabilize it. This is just for the temporary exhibit. Anything permanent is a non-issue.

equine art"Diagnal" oil on nine separate canvases. Approx. 13'5"x13'5" fully assembled.
Total weight: 72 lbs.

"It is often said that the modern exhibition has ruined painting. It is an unfortunate fact that it does encourage competition, so that, to attract attention to his work, an artist is tempted to descend to sensationalism, whether it is expressed by strong colour, grotesque handling, unusual subject, or sheer size". - Walter J. Phillips

Well, I've always had that flair to descend...


Anonymous said...

This really accentuates the feeling of being forshortened, emphasizing the winner in front.
You amaze with new ways to show your work, the creativity so apparent, not just in your painting but the conception of ideas.

Very dramatic and powerful.

Sharon Crute said...

You are too kind Bonnie. I'd stroll those streets and avenues with you in a New York minute.