Saturday, April 24, 2010

Alfred Leslie - Who Knew?

Alfred Leslie Texas Baby 1959 oil on linen, 60-1/4 by 72-1/4 inches
(Allan Stone)

Alfred Leslie. The Rabbit Says Yes, 1961 Oil on linen 96 1/4 X 72 1/8 IN. (244.4 X 183.2 CM.)

In the Tepee at Leverett, (1973-1974)/COPYRIGHT 1975 Oil on canvas 72 1/8 X 108 1/4 IN.

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:
Karin Davie
Gary Stephan
Gregory Amenoff
Roberta Smith, "Painting-Still Liveley" The New York Times
Carroll Dunham
Lee Kelly
Paul Georges

1 comment:

  1. Oooh Jill - diggin' it right here. Like this phase! Glad you posted it before it "progressed"! Happy painting - can't wait to see you soon!