Believe it or not, one of my abstract expressionist paintings has been accepted into a juried art show, ArtAbility, in Malvern, PA. All art accepted for the show is also for sale so if you happen to want to add Bluedots to your collection, you need to buy it through ARtAbility. But I have many more for sale at my web site. Stop by for a visit.
As I have gotten more confident about my painting over the past year, I have entered more competitions. And I have come to one conclusion about the Judge and/or Juror(s) in these things. They seem to be biased against people who, like me, paint abstracts. I liken it to asking the question (and pardon my image-making…): who has more artistic cojones and/or talent, someone who tries to paint a bowl of fruit or someone who tries to paint a fart?… I want to read more
It occurred to me as I was watching the pre-Oscars red carpet events on the tube the other night that I really need a snarky fashion commentator in my life. Here’s how I imagine how they would critique me: And here comes Dr. Bob Bohle! Gracious, he hasn’t done much of anything since he retired in 2015! What’s he doing here? Anyway, he is wearing some old blue jeans that don’t fit him very well. What’s with the new belly… I want to read more
I have tried my hand at smaller — and this time, square — canvases. I still don’t think the smaller format gives the painting the freedom to be all it can be, but it does make sense in terms of cost to the consumer and space on the walls of a gallery. I may go rectangular and try a few more small canvases. Please sign up for the blog notifications, so you will know when I add new art (see… I want to read more
Guess what? I had forgotten that I am now a cyborg, with two (count ’em: TWO) implants in my brain, such as it is, AND I also recently learned there is an actual style of the kind of painting I am attempting. It is called abstract expressionism, which is the first truly American painting style. Abstract Expressionism is a term applied to a movement in American painting that flourished in New York City after World War II, sometimes referred to… I want to read more