Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

Nature Abhors a Vacuum 1973
The artist Helen Frankenthaler has died. She was famous for using a method she helped develop which was known as the Color Field and she was married to the artist Robert Motherwell for many years. Ms. Frankenthaler poured turpentine-thinned paint in watery washes onto the raw canvas so that it soaked into the fabric weave, becoming one with it. (Source: The New York Times)

Monday, December 12, 2011

City lights and sights in Oklahoma

Christmas Lights on Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City

Womb Gallery Oklahoma City with Christmas light

Patriotic Buffalo

Winter Landscape

Fountain of Faith Church

Drive Thru-Window

Dean's Drive Thru Pawn Shop

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Back in Oklahoma

I'm back in the town I grew up in from the fifth grade until I left to join the airlines at age 22. Oklahoma City has grown up too, there is a new sense of energy and excitement; young people are sitting in cafes, artists are active, the oil companies are booming and there is an NBA team in residence.

The influx of money from the sports team and the oil is evident with new restaurants, shops and art around town. I am really happy to see it and to be here. I think about moving back. The pace is slower, the traffic is less and the cost of living is slower. But it's been a long time since I left 34 years....

I love the light and the architecture of the houses and old brick building. It has an easy going vibe. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get back to my computer. Good night all.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Abstract art or painted over graffiti?

I've taken a series of pictures of walls that have blocks of painted over graffiti on them. They look like modern, abstract art to me. I've posted one set over on my flickr site. You can go there to view them all: