Tag Archives: despair

What is it about “Grief”?

My painting, “Grief”, seems to have touched a lot of people. It is not a happy painting; it is more of a reminder of what we all experience at some time in our lives. I am grateful that it has helped bring some measure of comfort to them.

More awards from Barebrush!

I was just informed that three of my paintings were selected as Barebrush calendar winners for April 2012. The curator is Sharon Way-Howard of Salmagundi Club. Despair (below) was chosen Nude of the Day for April 19, 2012. It was previously picked as Nude of the Day for July 30, 2010 and June 1, 2011.

Floating Leaves (below) was selected Best-of-the-Rest for April 10, 2012.

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Finally, The Winding Road was chosen Best-of-the-Rest for April 12, 2012. It was previously picked Best-of-the-Rest for December 1, 2011.

Despair: June 1 Nude Of The Day Award At Barebrush

The drawing below, Despair, was curated as Nude of the Day for June 1, 2011 at Barebrush Gallery by Mr. James Patrick Reid, artist and art lecturer.  It was previously chosen as Nude of the Day for July 30, 2010. For the first time, Despair was also selected as one of the five Curators’ Choice nominees for June 2011.

From the write-up about the NOTM for June 2011(http://barebrush.com/mybarebrush/Previews/NOTM.php), I quote:

About Despair, Mr. Reid thought for a while, composing his thoughts and then said:

The gesture of the figure is powerfully felt in the foreshortened space she occupies relative to the placement of the dark vertical and the shaded plane of the table. Also, there is a great rhythm connecting the clockwise movement of her arms with the ovoid form of the cushion and her breasts and thighs. This works in two and three dimensions simultaneously. The cloth hanging at the top of it forms the necessary contrast to the clockwise rotation of her upper body and the counter-clockwise thrust of her knees….[some hesitation]. The more I look at it, the more I could talk about it.

Needless to say, I am deeply honored. Thank you, Mr. Reid.