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A trip to New York and my 2nd day of painting Hattie McDaniel

What a wonderful day I had yesterday in New York City visiting some great art exhibits. The Leon Golub show is sobering and I looked intently at the cut canvases and their placement on the wall. Duct tape can only go so far and affixing unstretched canvas to walls is no easy task. His paint looks like dried cement and this reinforces the often gruesome content. At the opposite end of the color spectrum is the work of Judith Bernstein. Her paintings are day-glo satires. Both artists’ works are similar for their angry disavowals of the status quo.

Today I worked on the Hattie McDaniel portrait trying to add more pure colors.

Hattie McDaniel (2nd day, detail) Hattie McDaniel (2nd day)