Sunday, November 27, 2011

an empty easel

It all started the other night when Phil brought me a book he found in the lobby of my building. The book was on Arshile Gorky, the abstract expressionist painter.
Tonight i unwraped my last fresh canvas. before starting to work, i decided to take a look at some gorky sites, to sort of get back to my own roots in abstract expressionism. from gorky i moved on to rothko and some other favorites...including milton resnick.  resnick was married to the painter, pat passlof, who i studied with many, many years ago at richmond college.
One of the sites mentioned that pat passlof had died earlier  this month. She was 83.
Some of things pat taught me took me thirty years to learn. this painting will be dedicated to her.

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