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I have been working on getting my artwork photographed so I can start selling some of my artwork. Watch this space.
Some works in the mix. Stay tuned folks.
Finally starting back on this long-delayed wedding portrait...Why can’t people be as easy to paint as plants?? 😖
Only four of my Art Packs left! You can get your own kick ass Art package for a $20 donation to @artandaboutpdx crowd funding campaign. The money goes towards printing costs for an amazing project: A PDX Art Guide MADE by artists! Link in bio!
#FACE18 Artist Spotlight: @rosefrantzen! Rose Frantzen’s figurative, representational, conceptual, and allegorical works show in museums and galleries including her own Old City Hall Gallery in Maquoketa, Iowa. “Portrait of Maquoketa,” a collection of 180 portraits of her townspeople, was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she transformed the project into a suspended installation that is now included in the Figge Art Museum’s permanent collection. Her latest exhibition, “In the Face of Illusion,” is a 4×64 foot wall of contiguous portraits and figures integrated and in dialogue with optical illusions. Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, panelist, and guest lecturer.
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My professor(Stephen Ellis) mentioned this poem by W. H. Auden for the second time during my crit. Poet's standing in front of Brueghels’s “Fall of Icarus.”
Oil on canvas 2018
Musee des Beaux Arts
W. H. Auden
About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.
In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.
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