To make abstract art, use some or all of the following “ingredients”: inspiration, concept, materials, and technique. Creatively mix them together. When will it be done? This is a question I ask myself and viewers often ask me. I make … Continue reading
A common question to abstract artists is, “What is your inspiration?” Many things have inspired my work from the simple, sensual, and silly to the very serious. Early on in my work, flowers, landscapes and street scenes became expressionistic paintings. … Continue reading
At some point in my early teens, during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of art in NYC, I fell in love, with a painting by Winslow Homer. Viewing the painting, Gulf Stream, excited me. Painted in 1899, the shirtless … Continue reading
What is home, a place of birth and death so powerful its pull is like a spawning ground to which we must return? Or more like an eagle’s nest above all, quiet and safe? In Western culture, people used to … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, a spectator of my art approached me and in conversing about the paintings he told me about the book Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary by Lawrence Kushner. I haven’t … Continue reading
Well, I don’t win the consistency prize for blogging. I keep busy, painting, experiencing life, looking at the sky… The 8-8-88 project was completed around February of this year. The finished result is Silent Soul, an eighty-eight canvas mosaic that … Continue reading
Two more cartons of canvas have arrived. Ten painted, only 78 more to create.
The 8-8-88 project is a tribute to my father, Bertram J. Tarlin who passed away this August on the eighth at the age of eighty-eight. My dad was a quiet man: pensive, gentle and loving. Sometimes, as my brother Bill … Continue reading
Recently I had the good fortune to have a couple connect so greatly with one of my paintings they purchased it for their new home. When I delivered it, they and their interior decorator contemplated it as it was positioned … Continue reading