Monday, March 21, 2011



"Morning Light"

SQUARE Show at Milagros

It's spring here in the mountains, and I am part of a wonderful show of more than 90 small paintings at Milagros Coffeehouse in Alamosa for March and April. Twenty percent of show sales will benefit La Puente and other local nonprofits.

The SQUARE Show came to life after much experimentation with the square format during Coni Grant's Adult Painting Classes over more than a year. Nine students and former students are in the show. All images are perfectly square, many only 6" x 6".

I like the small square format very much. I find it elegant and intimately accessible to the viewer. I use it on a canvas board which is defined by edge of frame. And I use it on museum board where the naturally ragged painting edge may show inside a mat opening. A matted image is generally presented under glass, but I am also developing beautiful ways to mat and frame without glass which gives a softer presentation. A few of my show entries are posted above.