Sunday, August 17, 2008

studio sunday

sneak peek... monster painting in progress

Monday, August 04, 2008

Cy Twombly

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Cy Twombly is, for me, one of the most significant contemporary painters of our time, and one who has inspired my work for years.

I love how he looks like the quintessential grandpa, yet he's standing before this awesomely powerful painting.

Top Image is a photo of Cy Twombly by Michael Stravato for the NY Times
Bottom Image: Cy Twombly’s "Bacchus" at Gagosian Gallery

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

red painting

this is phase 1 of this painting. this is the one I spent the most time with this weekend in my studio... it's undergone a surprising transformation... here is phase 2:

For inspiration, I put an image of one of my favorite paintings by Cy Twombly on my easel. I love the energy and forcefulness of his painting. I can feel his strength and speed on the canvas, like it's alive. I hope to infuse that kind of energy into my work.

You can see more of my paintings in progress here.

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