I've been much too long in waiting to write concerning the jpgs that you
sent of your paintings.
I had, at least, mentioned how much I liked them but perhaps there's more
that I might say about them.
First of all, I had made reference to deChirico in response to your
paintings but I find his dreams to be somewhat ominous and yours not so.
His seem to anticipate an unknown event on the verge of occurring. And he
has quite a wonderful judgment of light and form and location that carries
the authenticity of a mysterious and potent experience.
Your paintings have these fine elements too but without the ominous aspect.
That's one element that make your paintings entirely yours and which, it
seems to me, is exactly what any of us want to achieve at some point and as
regularly as possible. And the sooner the better. But who can predict
when? I think it was Constable who found his significant self in his 50s.
Anyway, I mentioned the non-ominous aspect I find in your paintings. I
think they celebrate happily the artificial and yet convincing world that
you're creating. Your impressive skill at solid construction carry the
authentic moment that what's before us, is or has happened. I think the
general optimism they contain comes from your subconscious and this is a
most important supplement to your painting and drawing skill. It's as
though the paintings simply had to have these peaceful, highly ordered
conclusions because that's what happens with mature artists who listen to
what the painting wants to be as a mirror to their inner vision. And that's
hidden to them until they've done years of experimentation. Of course, I
can't know if years hence there will be further honing of what your
paintings must look like, but I know that these are very convincing.
Anyway I wanted to get that opinion to you. I know I've generalized instead
of writing about formal aspects but I thought this kind of bottom line
statement might be of some interest.
Very best wishes,
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