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One more painting I want you to look at

Carol L. DouglasJul 15, 20071 min read
Here is another picture that has been on my mind recently. It’s Sir Stanley Spencer’s The Resurrection, Cookham (1924-27, Tate Britain). http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=13675&tabview=image Sir Stanley Spencer is really three painters wrapped into one—a religious with a gentle, sweet view of “the resurrection and the life,” a superlative landscape painter, and a sexually tortured, brutally honest figure …
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Talking about paintings in class

Carol L. DouglasJul 15, 20072 min read
We are currently analyzing paintings in class. This week, Gwendolyn brought Franz Marc’s “The Yellow Cow,” 1911, Guggenheim—NYC. Franz Marc, Yellow Cow (Gelbe Kuh), 1911. Oil on canvas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY.(http://www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_work_lg_98_5.html) Franz Marc is hard for me to peg. On the one hand his painting clearly evokes the anxiety of Europe at …
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From 99 º F to 65 º in two days

Carol L. DouglasJul 14, 20073 min read
At Rochester, the shore of Lake Ontario is flat and covered with fine cobblestones. The shoreline is very even. It is hard to break up the strong horizontal and diagonal lines, except by putting in the dark overhanging trees. What the lake lacks in architecture it makes up for with incredible light and color. On …
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Painting on top of a ridge

Carol L. DouglasJul 14, 20071 min read
This study is about half finished. It was done on a ridge above Naples, NY (in the Finger Lakes region). Since I don’t want to work from photos, I will go back next week. The thermometer read 99º F; later we found out that was as high as it would go. The photo was taken …
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One more time with feeling–Tilt-a-Whirl

Carol L. DouglasJul 14, 20071 min read
My last attempt at blogging was so difficult it scared me away. But here I am, back for more. This was done last Saturday at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester. It was painted from about 30 feet away. The figures are imaginary because the cars were whirling too fast to see people. I loved the …