I will attempt to explain the paintings at the artist talk/official opening 1–3pm Sat. May 9th.
For directions to the gallery see their website or phone 905–576-3000.
This is a remount of the show presented at the Gladstone in 2013 but now in a larger space and featuring several previously unexhibited or new pieces and the opening day artist talk.
All are welcome.
Meanwhile, I continue to pursue my fresco studies in a series I’m calling “Taking Lessons from Mike”. While learning to paint very quickly on wet plaster, I have produced a series of close ups from the Sistine Chapel; several Eves, Adam, God, several messengers of doom, the anguished, a side excursion to visit Caravaggio for John the Baptist’s head and Raphael for Pope Julius and the Virgin and Child. I have also worked to create a portrait of Michelangelo which proves a challenge as I have yet to find really reliable source from which to work.
Along with thanking Michelangelo. I would like to acknowledge ILia Annosov and the Fresco School for the five CD set of fresco painting instruction. they are very informative and soothing.Special thanks to Ben and The Lime Plaster Company for the fiver of lovely putty. Finding Ben marked the culmination of a lengthy and expensive search for hi-calcium lime.
What exactly I intend to do with this frescoing skill remains a question. Practically, it has improved my plastering technique but wall painting as a permanent display seems to have little place in a world of constant change and personalized decor. My present clientele is unlikely to support the expense of frescoed walls.
For those of you who missed last year’s ice bound show of the Cityscapes, I will be showing them again at Hedgerow Farm’s “Peony Daze” this coming June. I will also be performing a set of original songs much like I did for the Wave Series at the Wychwood Gallery. Contact me through the website for further information.