|this one is bigger-it's 100x130 cm-applied most of the paint with hands and used a small, stiff brush to make the marks|
What I will try next is using acrylic in the underpainting.
I have been taking a break and going to exhibitions, since my mentor Annabel and I agreed I needed to chill out. My niece Gray is visiting us for the first time and we have been doing some fun stuff. We went to La Scala today to see the museum and got to see a dress rehearsal of the Marriage of Figaro. Gray told me that opera singers don't use microphones!
We did a day trip to Venice on Monday and saw the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, home to one of my favorite paintings "Girl with a Fleshy Face" by Jean DuBuffet. It is something to behold. Tragic and comic, at the same time. Now, how did he do that? We also saw Diana Vreeland at the newly renovated Fortuny Museum. Tomorrow we might go to see the Neo-expressionists (they are called the Transavanguardia here) at the Palazzo Reale. I used to be a huge fan, after seeing a show at the Guggenheim in 1981 featuring Paladino, Clemente, Cucchi, and Chia. Paladino is the one who has held up over time and has done some interesting intallations recently with his prints.