Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer #1 2011

The Professor is teaching painting the first summer session. The session ends this week and he will be in his studio full time.
The Professor is not de-constructing - he is re-constructing. He tore old rejected work into strips and dotted them. Lots of dots while encouraging his class to play. They do so while learning to paint.

Lots of Dots...from 8:30 until 3.
Keeping time to the music.
Then you re-construct and re-work
The Professor uses Gel Medium to attach the pieces to a canvas backing
and then fills in the blanks with more dotted fragments.

Here are two re-constructs placed on top of a painting from a year ago for reviewing. The next step is to make them sing.
Today Bill C. helped him rehang part of the studio.

Outside his studio the Professor has his own gallery wall. They hung this Big Bend picture from his realist years next to a new landscape. He enjoys confusing the viewer.
At the end of the gallery hall they hung the Coliseum in Rome.
Here is how not to move a painting. Since he has down sized autos it is being moved on top of a car. This or rent a van.
He chose a car. This is not a good idea.
An open studio is a good idea. 
The Professor is not only dotting. Mary Margaret gave him some imitation tapestries from  Italy in the 70's to which he adding his own images.
Carnival in Venice
Desirous Objects
Maybe clever, maybe cute...but Sooooo?
Banner #1
After all that dotting it is a release to paint an image.
Succulant #1
Succulant #3
Studio with Painter's Apron #4: The Music Lession
The wall at Mary Margaret's; a work always in progress.
As long as the Professor can work, the rejections mean nothing.
The second part of the summer begins.


  1. Only sorry not to have been able to visit so far and keep encouraging Professor to soldier on :)

  2. Very nice summary of what you are doing right now. Like those 3 square paintings hung together on one wall. What a good trio.

  3. How can this work be rejected? You have a cadre of Staley aficionados accepting with enthusiasm your every effort.