2011-12-21

thief

thief, 36" x 24" oil paint, acrylic paint and graphite on canvas.
the thing about a horizon line is that it's a fabrication. 
we need it to assure a ground, to steal the sky and tell us we are okay.
strike the line hard and hang on.


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4 comments:

  1. The recent paintings are just terrific, Helen. Really strong... a wonderful kind of poetic concentration of energy barely contained, yet still succinct and lucid. Love em!

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  2. Thank you Walt! Sometimes after hours of painting, and things are coming together, I feel dizzy and completely exhausted. I took a 48 hour break after finishing this one. It hung partially painted for a few months... Back at some other works in progress tomorrow,

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  3. Gorgeous mark making and palette, Helen. Enjoying watching these works emerge.

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