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Trastevere, Espresso Finito was accepted for the Decatur Art Festival’s Fine Art juried show.
It will hang in the Dalton Gallery, May 19-31.
I need to get busy writing my artist’s statement for them. It will be a heartfelt one. This particular painting from my Table For One series commemorates a last meal at Trattoria da Lucia, across the Tiber in Trastevere, after I had knelt before a St. Francis in the church of Santa Maria and prayed for my daughter who was lost to be found.
And she was.

three shows in three months

Since I last posted, I’ve been working on an unplanned series paintings that have me so juiced up and excited that I hate to waste time sleeping.
Here’s what happened-
I made up my mind last week to throw something into the MOCA GA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia) pin-up show that opens tonight. I took a sheet of papyrus paper and gridded it with chalk and did a small oil painting of Rembrandt’s staircase. It’s all dark earthy reds and honey colored woods rising into the dark, with a thick ship’s rope for a handrail. The limit of size for the show is 12×16,” I left the edge of the papyrus raw. Working on an unfamiliar surface was really freeing. And it’s doing something that’s completely from my heart, and which carries three meanings for me – Rembrandt (art), steps (progress) on Papyrus (writing).

Another small works exhibition is going to be at the Dalton Gallery (a local non- profit college museum) and the deadline to submit work is Monday, Nov 24. Up to ten pieces, but nothing larger than 6×6.” I bought 6 5×5″ panels and am doing a series. These will be tiny, like a pages from a book of prayer. I’ve painted four and have two more to finish, photoshop, burn to a disc and get over to the gallery by Monday. Exhilarating to work this fast and this hard. No time for doubts or second guessing though, so in some ways it’s easier.

Meanwhile my gallery, Huff Harrington Fine Art asked for some ‘smalls, ( 8×8″) for their December show. I am thinking about a wall of Delft tiles I saw in A’dam of children playing games. I’d like to do a set of four and somehow update the central figures while keeping old cracked and mottled 17th century cream background, and the Delft blue. Most of the fun will be in creating the surface textures of a three hundred year old cracked and chipped tile. Due the end of the month or as soon as I can send them over.
So – that’s why I haven’t blogged and that’s why I’m headed into the studio right now.