Today is no exception. In fact, it is another special day in that I am focusing on Milton Avery, one of the first artists I got familiar with and has always been a favorite of mine. I'm going to show both my painting and the his reference painting I used. Also, I have a great show of his work. So, first my work.
|Water Carrier - I painted this one but don't have a photo of it now, mine was done on a 28x22 canvas board.|
|mine, unknown title|
|Avery, unknown title|
|Avery, Morning Talk 1963|
|mine, Morning Talk 16x20, 1984|
|mine, Substantial Woman, 14x18, 1985-2009|
|Avery, Substantial Woman, 36x46, 1946|
For a bit of information about Milton Avery, I'll let Mark Rothko say it best:
According to Mark Rothko, What was Avery's repertoire? His living room, Central park, his wife Sally, his daughter March, the beaches and mountains where they summered; cows, fish heads, the flight of birds; his friends and whatever world strayed through his studio: a domestic, unheroic cast. But from these there have been fashioned great canvases, that far from the casual and transitory implications of the subjects, have always a gripping lyricism, and often achieve the permanence and monumentality of Egypt.
Now for a real treat, a show of Milton Avery. I love that man!
(Well, for now, I can't get them to load. I'll keep trying hope for the best.
ADDENDUM: Finally on 6/10/13 I figured out mine were saved as TIFF files and that is why I could not upload them. I converted them to JPEG files and here they are!)
|Bridge to the Sea 1937|
|Bucolic Landscape 1930|
|Green Sea 1958|
|Two Women at Desk 1944|
|Bicycle Rider by the Loire 1954|
|Female Painter 1945|
|Figure by Pool 1945|
|Green Chair 1944|
|Nude Combing Hair 1954|
|Robed Nude 1960|
|Sketching by the Sea 1944|
|Two Women 1950|