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I have been painting exclusively with acrylic paint lately and I have fallen in love with the medium as never before.  The medium seems different to me now — more full of possibility than I ever realized.  And the painting above, in particular, has made me crazy with joy.  I cannot explain it.  I don’t know that it would affect anyone else similarly, but for me it’s like a path leading in a wonderful new direction.

It’s a small painting, measuring just 20 x 16 inches.

Maybe it’s because it seems to move (somewhat) in the direction of my old hero Pierre Bonnard.  But there’s more to it than that — reasons that are impossible to put into words.  It reminds me of my childhood … somehow.  But it also looks like “the future.”  It’s as though I knew what “the future” is — and it has a hint of this — whatever this is.

It’s something to do with the yellow.  I know that.  It’s like sunlight in landscape.  This is still life, but landscape is there too.  Crazy talk.  The exact color scheme is impossible to capture in photography (as is always true in art).  I am not sure whether it’s even finished.  The still life is still on the table so I can work on it some more.  It doesn’t matter.  It’s just my painting, the one that for mysterious reasons makes me so glad.

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