Sure we know it’s chlorophyll, but it certainly makes the world seem beautiful on an evening like this. Green is a powerful color in English literature, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Green Man, Robin Hood and other myths mentioned by Frazer in The Golden Bough.
We feel our own sap run at the sight of this hue, one of the hardest of all to paint. Pissarro stands out as able to bring the smell of green to a gallery room, Corot, in his small paper paintings, Lennart Anderson’s Vermont paintings, and the under-appreciated Marjorie Portnow, but it is a rare artist who can reach to the note, the perfect moisture of color and sustain it throughout.
As the soil gets tilled for my new garden and we were measuring its size, it wasn’t lost on me that at 1600 square feet it is larger than my old Chambers Street loft. It will be home to sunflowers, and edibles for both the outdoor critters and the humans.
The New York Times included my painting, Ice Cream, in a piece on the exhibition, Dogs and Cats, opening on Sunday at the Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, NYC.
Catherine Redmond, Ice Cream, 2015, Oil on canvas, 14″ x 11″
My painting is in the article in today’s New York Times on the show Dogs & Cats: 21 Artists Unleashed and on the Prowl. Opening at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, Miller will donate a percentage of sales to the Humane Society and critters are invited to attend the opening. Nancy, her marvelous independence and personality has been my friend throughout life though I only started to consider her as subject matter in the last few years. In last year’s interview with Ira Goldberg in Linea we discuss its personal origin for me. Nancy has broad shoulders and can mean many things to her fans.
Buds, 2015, Archival Digital Print
It’s a full Kodachrome shot on the last day of March. That sky is without filter, but straight as the camera and I saw it.