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Van Gogh - My Dear (Part 3) - Fishing Boats on the Beach 
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 02:41 PM - General
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Nothing is more relaxing than being on the beach. Van Gogh's Fishing Boats on the Beach is a vacation in a picture. The foamy waves wash over the sand, with the cheery red, green and blue fishing boats resting near by. A little further out, sailors sit beneath the white sails enjoying the turquoise water and a sunny day. I can smell the fish and the salt; I'm having a great time.

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Van Gogh - My Dear (Part 1) 
Friday, May 22, 2009, 01:49 PM
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Vincent Van Gogh has given us tremendous beauty, the kind one feels in the soul. Once he discovered color, he continually delivered the bright, the harmonious, the non-confrontational and non-controversial. The result is a body of work which brings joy, pleasure and tranquility. He chose not to literally paint his personal suffering, but to morph it into creations of peace. His great sensitivity gave him this ability.

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Porter's Three Purple Flowers  
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 01:43 PM - General
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The painting, Three Purple Flowers, was inspired by one of my trips to Inniswood Gardens. Various smaller plants and one large plant fill the canvas. While the title may suggest the flowers are the main attraction, when viewing the large plant, leaves and all, the flowers take on a less significant role. The leaves suggest the wings of a bird, fluttering and flapping with a rise and fall, while the flowers serve as a head and plumage. The pattern of the broken brushstrokes of light and shadow against the solid ground are important to the personality of the work. Bird imagery in my paintings represents knowledge and freedom.

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That's the way I see it by David Hockney 
Friday, May 8, 2009, 05:18 PM - General
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That's the way I see it by David Hockney is a wonderful book. His writing style is very personal, open and free. He shares his deepest emotions on life, painting and his art. You get a sense of really knowing him when you finish the book. He comes off as both wise and kind, as well as a great painter.

In chapter 4, one of the best chapters, he discusses "How/What You Represent" and "Painting Versus Theory", as well as his experience of the death of his father. There is an ink drawing of his mother on page 135 that inspired me to draw a picture of my own father. In chapter 5, he goes on to talk about "The End of Positivism" and his own interest in the metaphysical.

The specific works selected for this book are not my very favorite Hockneys, but the text is excellent.

Sally Porter
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Alex Katz - Interesting 2004 Interview @ thinkingaboutart.blogs.com 
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 12:02 PM - General
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I admire Alex Katz's flat style. Check out a 2004 interview with Alex at thinkingaboutart.blogs.com/art/2004/11/index.html to see some of his comments on art and painting.

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