Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Deja Vu. Yes you've seen these paintings before. Kehinde Wiley is a favorite painter of modern day figures in grand master settings. Katz has a great portraiture style for acrylics; his paintings are like a gossipy "snapshots". Hockney is better at domestic figurative scenes than portraiture. You can stop reading--the rest of this text is bitching. NEW PARAGRAPH: This is just me fiddling around with bringing the past forward into this new time zone after my domain was snapped up by Go Daddy and given to Maurice Guy of Northern Ireland!!!!!! Sorry about all the exclamation points in my previous posts--but those particular punctuation marks are appropriate. The theft of someone's artwork photographs from previous blogs that were published under a custom domain with my name on it is alarming and totally unacceptable. --It's odd too that my profile picture is an exclamation point as well when I comment on a comment--but does show next to "About me." Must have something to do with being in the body of the text? NEW PARAGRAPH: This situation has made me very sad. Painting has not been a priority. I started the blog in 2009 and called it Drawing-of-the-Day to get me to stand up to my commitment and do a drawing a day. It worked so well, I'm painting regularly now--well up to last Sunday. It's going to take me some time to get over the shake up. I hate loss. --And did you notice--Evelyn Howard's thumbnail picture is an exclamation point too? [I took the publication back and edited: apparently one paragraph posts is the acceptable new way to write these things].