Tuesday, May 12, 2009
From the Archives
This painting is probably 10 years old by now. One of my first successful large paintings. I think it measures 30 inches by 40 inches. My boss liked it so much that it ended up in her office. I made sure she took it home when she retired. It looks great in her vaulted-ceiling living room. My inspiration for this piece was a quiet abstract piece by Ed Corbett, a California painter who ended up in Taos, New Mexico. He was a definite influence on Richard Diebenkorn in the early 50s. Corbett never got the attention he deserved and is often referred to as a painter's painter. The USU Art Museum has two of his pieces.