Winter is almost over, spring will be short and summer will be here soon. As I was looking back over my winter reading, (yes, I should have been painting, but it was a long cold winter), I found that the reading list was quite interesting and gave me a better background to this fun and crazy world of art. The main standouts were Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock, LeeKrasner and Peggy Guggenheim. The biographies all had a same theme and general geography, New York. We artists, not in N. Y., often think what would our chances be of making it big in The Big Apple. Austin Kleon’s latest book ShowYour Work points out that the new technologies such as what you are reading right now put us all in touch, artists and patrons, all over the world…. So hello world!!!
|June Morning 16x20 acrylic on linen|
|Cosmic Spin 20x24 acrylic on linen|
There were some new paintings completed this winter; one can be seen on the latest website (www.joelellisart.com), We Are Stardust. The other paintings on the website are on display around the capital city area, Michigan.
Tech advisors also say to blog and blog often and show your works in progress. Maybe I’ll try to show work in progress but, but, but that sounds like a big studio clean up session.
Enjoy the Spring flowers.
|Iris Window 16x20 acrylic on linen|
|Peace 20x24 acrylic on canvas|