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   Journals in oil by Nina Gomez Gordon, July 31 to August 25, 2002

553 STATE ROAD IN WEST TISBURY, MARTHAS VINEYARD   www.CobaltFineArt.com 


 

view of chuch under restoration scaffolding from train station in Venice, ItalyARTISTS STATEMENTIn this suite of paintings based on sketches from my travel journals, I returned to my first and basic love, drawing.  While my subject matter remains thematically similar to past works of how natures effects mark the passage of time, my paint application has changed to numerous thin layers.  Drawing and redrawing, putting on and taking away, the process and change is recorded into a palimpsest.  The paintings retain the immediacy and searching of a sketch on-site, capturing that specific moment.  Because of the quickness of a sketch, the basic essence is recorded; details and color are filled in by memory and imagination.  In these paintings I share my favorite moments from journeys, revealing the intimacy and private experience of a journal.  

 

Vineyard  landscapes from this show are included on the Open Land / Open Space page.

 

white pigeons perched on orange tree branch (without oranges) in Seville, SpainRight: Pigeons in Orange Tree, Sevilla, 12x24 oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration Halo, Venezia, 35x22 oil on canvas

 

 

study of sculpture from Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy   study of Michelangelo's Bound Slave sculpture in Museo dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy   study of Bernini's sculpture from fountain in Piazza Navona in Roma, Italy

 

Left: study after Bernini, Roma, 30x24 oil on canvas.  Center: Bound Slave, Firenza, 14x10 oil on paper.  Right: study after Bernini 2, Roma, 30x24 oil on canvas. 

 

Hallowed Light, Venezia, 28x34 oil on canvas all saints looking down from atop church bathed in pink light in Venice

 

gargoyles guarding the cathedral in Sevilla, Spain   "angel" composed of bones of monks from the danse macabre in the crypt of the Capuchins, Rome, Italy

Left: Guardians, Sevilla, 20x16 oil on canvas

 

Above: Capuchin Angel, Roma, 10x8 oil on paper

 

flamenco dancer and singer, baille y canto, with guitar in Seville, SpainBenjamin Caleb Gordon and Cerina Isabel Gordon, ages 5 and 7, chasing pigeons between fountains in the Parque de los Principes, Sevilla, Spain  

Left:If you catch one you can keep it, Sevilla, 29x48 oil on canvas

 

Right: Escuche la musica, Sevilla,  20x16 oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo and Greenhouse, both 11x14 oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

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