Seeing Wolf Kahn again

wolf kahn at addison ripley
Wolf Kahn

We got to Addison Ripley Gallery a second time to see the Wolf Kahn exhibit  before its last day Saturday, January 13.  Kahn is 90 years old.

His beautiful, intense, evocative color so deftly handled is a joy to behold.  It’s wonderful inspiration for me particularly now when I’m painting landscapes. The small but powerful painting above is one of our favorites.

I saw the exhibit the first time just after Christmas.  The link is here:

https://alethakuschan.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/wolf-kahn-at-addison-ripley/

rock quarry

rock quarry early stage

So here’s a little rock quarry, part of which featured in a study posted earlier.  Both the study and this little painting are still “in the works.”  This painting measures 14 x 18 inches.

The block-in phase is really fun.  I love the open forms.

The painting’s counterpart is posted here:

https://alethakuschan.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/cezannes-influence/

path through the arbor

landscape drawing first swipe 24 x 36

I made a little pen drawing for a new motif, but it wasn’t as helpful for thinking through the forms as the pen drawings have been for other subjects.  So I began a one-to-one drawing in oil pastel to use as my rehearsal.  It measures 24 x 36 inches.

And here it is further along —

arbor preparatory drawing 24x36