Works on paper, Yupo and canvas by Stan Kurth
Stan--These are downright exciting. Thanks for posting them. I am familiar with the raw energy and processes you speak of, down to the simple date for a title. I too repeated a thought in my mind, or instructions to the clumsy beast making the art like, "full range, oaf--black blacks--white whites and everything in between', and "detail? I got your detail! there's your stinkin detail", and "I don't care who you are just keep coloring till the paper shines!". Of course then there was the direct argument with the drawing itself. You can't be wimpy doing this kind of work. When the drawing begins to show life you have to smack it around a little to keep it from going all prettified. Very cool stuff, Stan. I'll post some of my episodes. Wm
Fine, Fine work .....always a pleasure to check in and see what you've been up to....keep them coming!
Wow! These are exciting! I always love your black and white ones :)
William - Thanks and you're welcome. The clumsy beast making art...Well put sir! I think every artist aspiring to elevate should quit being wimpy and start taking liberties, full tilt boogie on the artistic license. Personally clumsy beast that I am, I have no choice in the matter.JB - Thanks, glad you're checking. I've been following your work ever since I discovered you on Katherine Treffinger's "What is the Meaning of Art to You".Rosalie - Thank you, as always and I'm glad you're doing better. It's hard for me to say this because I wish it wasn't so, but the black and whites are better. My paintings always seem to be lapsing behind the drawing. I'm working on that. It's funny, someone recently asked me if my drawings were for sale and I thought to myself that would mean taking them out of the book. I don't want to take them out of the book and I want the book. Yet I have no qualms about selling any painting I've ever done. In fact I recently donated a painting that won a major award in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies to a charity event for "Free Arts", a nonprofit organization that benefits abused children with art.Free Arts of Arizona
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Hi Stan, Your work is exciting! I thoroughly enjoy seeing your latest art!
If I ever want a reminder about the power of expressive drawing this is where I come. Your work is amazing!I understand about not wanting to sell your drawings and I believe that's what makes them so fantastic. For me, as soon as I think of selling, the work changes. It loses it's honesty.
Peggy - Thank You, I'm thrilled that you like my work.Eva - Thanks. Someday I'll write about the process and why they're so personal.
These are amazing! Someone used "raw energy" to describe them and they are right! Fantastic!
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Your work is so organic, expressive and free-- I wish I could get some of that into my work.
Donna - Thank you. I value your comments and I do see the organic, expressive and free in your work.