Alfred Leslie. The Rabbit Says Yes, 1961 Oil on linen 96 1/4 X 72 1/8 IN. (244.4 X 183.2 CM.) Hirshhorn.
In the Tepee at Leverett, (1973-1974)/COPYRIGHT 1975 Oil on canvas 72 1/8 X 108 1/4 IN. Hirshhorn
Met with Gerry Snyder, my mentor today. He mentioned Alfred Leslie's abstract paintings. His WHAT? Somehow I just missed out on knowing that Leslie was a fantastic abstract painter -- I only knew his figurative work.
I'm really excited about this. I don't know why yet.
My only goals this week are to figure out a paper topic that I can push out as quickly as possibly (without being awful) so that I can paint. I also want to run since I have signed up for a 5K that happens next weekend.
Painting over other paintings...
|From 2010 April|
acrylic on paper, 22"x25", work in progress
Other artists to look at:
Roberta Smith, "Painting-Still Liveley" The New York Times