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End of June paintings

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A few new small paintings for mid summer. Wheelbarrow. 8″x10″, acrylic on canvas panel, 2011. Solstice. Acrylic on canvas panel 10″x8″, 2011. Alhambra. Acrylic on canvas panel, 8″x10″, 2011. My Vitreous, pencil drawing 2011. A sketch based on a posterior vitreous detachment in my right eye. That eye also has a 20 year old cataract. […]

Contemporary music in Atlanta – Sonic Palooza

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center presented Sonic Palooza yesterday, June 25th, a 10 hour free festival of contemporary music that went on until midnight. I spent an hour or so over in the galleria and caught the first program; Steve Reich, David Lang, Tristan Perich and Philip Glass. All compositions were performed by Sonic Generator & Friends, […]

Peonies, poppies and a heat wave that won’t quit

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

A few new small paintings in acrylic that I haven’t yet posted about. I like doing these small works and have gessoed several more panels. Acrylic isn’t as luminous as oil, but cleanup time is much faster and there are no fumes. Summer is the perfect time to use water based paints. One was sold […]

Sam Wells, departed Angel

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

In 1971 Sam Wells gave a handmade book of his poetry to my sister Gina. This is one of the poems: Asa Whitney’s Dream Sometime, maybe I’m gonna ride on Asa Whitney’s dream and check out Walt Whitman’s land and find me a silver mine …. Come with me, honey an’ we’ll find out what […]

Quinlan Arts Center and musical inspiration

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Last night was the opening for the Quinlan Arts Center’s ‘Sound Off’, a juried exhibition of about sixty works of art inspired by music. In operation for more than 60 years, the Quinlan began as a sketch club in 1946 and has grown into a renowned regional arts organization. The exhibit will be up until August […]

Atlanta summer arts and a mansion’s history

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Yesterday was almost too hot for an outdoor arts event, yet my friend Arthur (aka Theo) and I walked the full length of the Virginia Highland Summerfest. Secret to not melting in a swoon; go as early as possible and grab the free mini drinks at various juice and ‘smart’ water promotional booths. Early June […]

Victoria Webb, a life in paint

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