Abstract Realism. What?

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WHENSTARTED IN COLLEGE AS A “SERIOUSSTUDENT OF ART, draw­ing, paint­ing and sculpt­ing paint­ing were my focus. Indeed, I took life draw­ing 3 hours daily for four years; thus learn­ing to draw from life. I wanted so badly to draw in a rep­re­sen­ta­tional way. How­ever, frus­tra­tion set in as instruc­tors pushed non-objective (abstract) con­cepts and tech­niques. I tried my…

The “Chadlet” Painting

HERE’S A PAINTING I found, inspired by the 2000 Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion. One of the few times I’ve painted totally from my gut and head. “Chadlet”. Yep, remem­ber the issues Florida expe­ri­enced with their bal­lots? It was on the news for days on end. This acrylic piece depicts the one that they missed dur­ing cleanup It’s been “dim­pled”, perhaps…