Sunday, June 23, 2013

Peeks of paintings

Showing off some new stretchers I made and a bit of what became of them. These are three of the last 4 stretched paintings I intend to make at my present home. The next will be made in NY.

All are 22X16" I built the stretchers over at my Uncles wood shop. Actually got 4 made, but one was from some wood I had glued up over a year ago. It was still straight and ready for sizing. Wood glue kicks ass.


The stretchers, made from Poplar, before I sealed them all up with three coats of primer. Now they are nice and white. 



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Who's Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue

Just thought I'd share this wonderful group of screen captures from my film so far.

Here's a list of all the films participants so far, as of May 2013.


John Zinsser

Klaus Kertess






Darryl Hughto

Louise P. Sloane

Forrest Myers

Matthew Deleget


Stephen Bennett

Art Guerra




Dee Solin

Richard Timperio

Thanks for taking the time. I can't wait to move in the next few months to NY where I'll be able to get the rest of the interviews and get this film completed after 3 years of production.

Jeffrey Collins: Director

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Quote of the day: 06-16-2013 John Chamberlain

Today's quote comes from the film "Who Gets to Call it Art?" in which there is a wonderful talk with Sculptor John Chamberlain where he says.

"Artists aren't really acceptable in general terms to the public, 'What will the public think?' Well who gives a rats ass, it's their job to catch up."

Thanks John!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Quote of the Day: June 7th 2013

I've been reading this book by Michael Peppiatt called Interviews with Artists 1966-2012. It's a tremendous book with loads of great interviews with some incredibly interesting artists, architects and photographers. I was fascinated by it's cover which has a pic from Dado's studio. So I dug in and read that one first. Now before I read the interview I really didn't know who Dado was, but afterward, I sure do wanna learn more and see more of his work.

I felt like this book and all it's amazing talks with artists would lend itself wonderfully to some more quotes of the day. This first one is from Painter Francis Bacon.

"It's the sensations within yourself. It's to do with the shock of two completely unillustrational things which come together and make an appearance. But again, it's all words, it's all an approximation. I feel like talking about painting is always superficial. We have lost our real directness. I mean if you read even in some of these translations from the Oresteia there are things that are so direct and so violent and so shocking in a way to us. We talk in such a dreary, bourgeois kind of way. Nothing is ever directly said."

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