BEYOND PAINTINGS...Just for fun!!

"Art" beyond painting: Beaded Creations / Painted Hides / !? - BEYOND PAINTINGS...Just for fun!!

This is just a closer view of the above selection...hopefully the brush strokes can be seen...also a reflection of how I enjoy painting!

Back in the mid '70s when I first entered the "fine art field" of painting...I did ONE tight (photo-realistic) the time I was finished, I was "bored out of my gourd"! And proceeded to figure out how to use PAINT in a loose juicy, style, so the paint was also "felt" and experienced!

When I had a nice body of work finished, and framed, I "hit the road." I went to galleries in Scottsdale AZ, Santa Fe, Denver CO, etc. Every gallery I brought my works into...they sat on the floor, and the owner with barely turning his head to look at them said practically the same thing: "We can't handle your work." I asked why. They said: "We don't market loose paintings..."

Then in 1984, a major European IMPRESSION Exhibition called "A Day in the Country" began at the L.A.Art Museum, and went across the country. By the time it hit New York, practically every painter in the USA was attempting to paint loose, juicy paintings!!! THEN, my work was lost in the shuffle!

So much for "BEING AHEAD OF THE TIMES"!!!!

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