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Painting with a Purpose

Although my work is more intuitive and personal, I’m always attracted to artists who clearly communicate a strong, meaningful message. Stephen Mangum is one such artist. He grew up in…

wednesday

#8300 #8157 #8283 Introduced these roundish shapes on #8300. Not sure I like it. Worked awhile on this and it might have gotten worse. Can’t really see it clearly yet. Moved on to the “Sand Shapes”-#8157 re do and #8283, the 36″ square-tried to paint as loose and as bold…

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Lines

#8300 Went back to #8300 from last Wednesday. This time I started by drawing lines on top of the existing composition. Starting a secondary conversation–quiet but seems to take the eye around in contrast to the extreme vertical composition of the shapes. Soft Curves add some relief. Such a little…

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monday morning

#8165 #8283 Started back into the two small paintings-#8165 and #8283 from last Wednesday. Trying to paint every mark while being cognizant of the whole. Trying to stay as loose as possible. The last hour it went better.

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