I have not posted in a few days; I have been swept away by friends, family, and Lyme, New Hampshire's 250th Anniversary Celebration. All good. Now I'm back. I feel fully loaded. In terms of my art-making, the time away from the studio has charged me up, and I have returned with great gusto. Today I will go back into the painting "Pulling Onions," and also will prepare another canvas. I am beginning to wrest ideas from my previous life as an abstract, non-figurative, painter. Early in my career I painted three-dimensional forms, and often placed them in a landscape-like settings with a floor which feels like the ground of the earth. To animate the forms in these abstractions I sometimes twisted the ground, and the forms, so the viewer entered a tilted world. Yesterday's second drawing plays with this idea.
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