Another new painting. Most of the new work is going more in this direction, without a horizon line, with patterned rhythms in time that is not linear. This piece was too recent to be featured on the arizonaartistaday.blogspot.com profile - which is tomorrow, Friday, the 20th - which you really should check out. (Scroll back to January and have fun seeing 10 months of AZ artists!)
Hey, folks! On Friday, October 20, I'm being featured on the blog arizonaartistaday.blogspot.com.
Please check it out. It's a wonderfully generous project by Phoenix artist Shelley Whiting. She's profiling 360 Arizona artists, one a day for a year. It's very open - everyone from midcareer professionals with works in museums to young beginners to muralists to street artists to some that simply defy description.
Thank you Shelley!
Since that last post, been more busy with painting than drawing. The piece "ending, beginning" that was in the TIA show - the one of the rider & mule's shadow - sparked a series. And then a 2-week trip to NYC in September really inspired. Visited the Met, the new Whitney, and every gallery in Manhattan I could cram into my schedule. I had forgotten what it felt like to be in the presence of truly masterful work!
Most of the works that I got ideas from were abstract, oddly enough. Compositional and technical ideas, and ideas from observing how other artists infuse their work with that which is eternal, without getting all symbolic.
None of which really belongs on a blog about equine art. But some of the new paintings do. Like this one:
I'm also posting new work at cooperstudio.weebly.com. The page "the road" has work inspired by equines and the Long Ride.
A mule-riding artist's barn life & artwork between travels
For the blog of the solo mule ride from Mississippi to New Mexico in summer 2013, visit muletriptalk.blogspot.com.
K. Cooper's contemporary paintings and mural projects can be seen at cooperstudio.weebly.com. She's not doing equine art commissions at this time.