After reading about the artists from San Francisco during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, I came up with this quick color exercise. Unlike Joan Brown, I don’t think I will ever grow disillusioned with impasto paint application.
Fighter A902. He’s brighter than the weather which is gray and dreary.
Discussion a few weeks back about blue paintings and I wanted to make one. This fighter has some green in him as well. So many bad things are happening around me that creating a blue painting seemed apt. On a brighter note I recently finished Transatlantic, an amazing novel by Colum McCann that I am certain will be winning many awards. I was impressed by the delineation of characters and their interrelationships; how servitude can take more than one form, and how complicated our reactions may be when we are faced with injustices. Also spent some time with great friends and got to visit Woods Hole, MA, though did not get to see as much as I would have liked, I expect to make another trip some day.