My First Art Opening

The painting continues...time is moving quickly these days...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Extra Paint

I have a pad of canvas "paper" that I have been playing with.
When I had extra paint from the last painting, I had these there canvases taped up next to my easel and I used some of the richer colors to try to be abstract.
I also have visited the Rothko exhibit a few times and was inspired. After looking at the Rothko paintings I had a dumb-ass "I could do that" moment. If you look at his paintings in person, you wonder how they got as popular as they did because they are poorly painted. Don't get me wrong, I like his work, but I was amazed at how simplistic and primitive it looked and felt in person.

In some ways, it seems like this kind of gut level understanding is what he would have appreciated.
Do go see the Rothko exhibit at the Portland Art Museum and also see the John Frame exhibit on the second floor as a counter point.

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