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September 30, 2009

Cosmos 8 Sm“Cosmos 8″ – Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 16 x 2”

Does this painting remind you of any of my recent photographs of decaying urban structures? I created this three weeks before going out on my latest photo shoots, and not after. Art imitates life imitates art.

Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. I have just added a new album on my flickr page for these.

Stucco and Shadows

Stucco and Shadows 2

Stucco and Shadows 3

I don’t know about you, but these are inspiring me to do more paintings.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandra permalink
    September 30, 2009 6:27 pm

    They look very like candidates for this month’s painting challenge on the About Painting website! Soft grey, just need to be turned into landscapes.

  2. September 30, 2009 7:37 pm

    Interesting process. I like the first photo because I see the marks of the brush over the stucko. I can feel the movement of the painter. I also like the shadows and that these are all in grays. Eliminating color is intensifying the textures. Very interesting.

  3. October 1, 2009 12:51 am

    The limits between photo and painting are disappearing.

  4. October 3, 2009 9:45 am

    Wow…love “Cosmos 8” !!!!!
    The tiny black lines in the strokes and the gray texture variations make for an achromatic masterpiece, kid.

    • October 3, 2009 10:16 am

      Thank you, Jeannie! Wow, a masterpiece? Does that mean I get to quit now? Nope. I’m addicted.

  5. October 16, 2010 11:31 am

    Hi Martha,
    I’m dropping by after a long absence blogging and am delighted to see your pages again, also to add a little note… I’m changing my blog and webpage to and thought you’d like to update/add any old link you might have for heb-art journal.

    will be back soon for a proper catch up.
    all the best
    Helen S

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