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Taking a break from large (for me) paintings. I want to master or a least get better at constructing and completing more complicated paintings-but every once in a while it works to begin and finish a small paintings.
The goal with this painting as I went along was to find a way to knit the painting together with a architecturally structure and to give more body to figures in the foreground. I’ve muted the colors by laying on a dull green wash, which gets rubbed out or painted into. What is not visible now is that I painted in 5 lines that run from the low left to high right of the painting with each area painted with a slightly different of yellow paint. Right now they are just guides.
My first working experience was in the New York Fashion Industry, 7th Ave as it was called. I don’t think we thought of it as an industry.
I got to meet people like Richard Blauner, (who gave me two ties from A. Sulka) Jerry Silverman, Herbert Sondheim and others. I was one of the first to see the original dresses and coats as they came back from the Paris Fashion Shows. In other words – I was in shipping. But none the less, I still admired the beauty of what I was seeing.
This painting is a layout of a series of paintings having to do with fashion for a show this winter.
Serendipity was in play this past week. I received a call to hang some of my work in a hurry. A Gallery, the Tryst at Inspirado was holding a reception for the Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce.
Got the call on Thursday and delivered on Friday. Lots of people, some inquiries and you never know.