Sunday, April 26, 2009
Americana 059 & 060
In prepping for the Cotton Pickin' Fair, I knew some Americana pieces were necessary. I have long admired the work of Jasper Johns and the beauty of his flags. He could take something we see every day and make you look at it in a different way. He could also use it as a vehicle for experimentation. Flags have long been used by many artists as such a vehicle. Peter Max and Steve Penley come to mind. No that my style is settling and, it is my turn. Recently my experimentation pieces have been the Stand of Pines series. I hope to do many more of these on museum and gallery wrap. These are on regular canvas and will probably do better framed.