Archive for the ‘painting’ Category

Fabric of the American Dream (the book)

Posted by admin on January 16, 2018 in painting, press | No Comments

In 2015 Chatwin Books published Fabric of the American Dream, a combination monograph (of my Manet covers) and meditation on some of the recurring themes in my work. Chatwin co-founder Annie Brule, who had been a tenant of my ’57 Biscayne studios from its inception, and I had been wanted to collaborate for a long […]

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Neon Dreamer and American Dreams

Posted by admin on August 2, 2017 in events, painting | No Comments

My great-grandmother, Mary Gulish, immigrated from Slovakia to Youngstown, Ohio early in the last century. She’d heard some rumors that prospects were better in Cleveland. After first sending her eleven-year-old daughter on a scouting mission, she showed up in Cleveland one day with eleven kids in tow, knowing not a soul and very little English. […]

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See? Mmmmm. Why? ‘K!

Posted by admin on June 20, 2017 in color, new work, painting | No Comments

Process colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. These four dyes are in your home printer, in the printed magazines, flyers, business cards, t-shirts, you name it. Four, just four, colors are distributed on the page in the form of dots which your eye perceives, sending signals to the brain, which mixes the dots into seemingly every […]

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Color Boot Camp

Posted by admin on April 25, 2017 in color, painting | No Comments

This is a re-post from 2014. A new version of this class will be offered soon. Color Boot Camp, which started in January, is in its final weeks. We’ve had a fabulous session with a group of six excellent painters. Choosing just three pure pigments that fall into the red, blue, and yellow categories, each […]

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It’s hip to be square

Posted by admin on April 19, 2017 in events, new work, painting | No Comments

Side projects with specific rules and formats are good for shaking up the old brain cells, and reinvigorating the artistic process. I have three pieces going right now that are not typical “Jane Paintings”, and all of them happen to be square. Two of the squares are from a show of my own making, and […]

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Revisionist History

Posted by admin on February 6, 2017 in new work, painting | No Comments

Sometimes I’m working on a painting, revising and tweaking and changing colors, and it is just not happening. All the draperies, wallpaper, extra characters, or funky appliances in the world won’t make it work. The problem obviously lies much deeper, and the thing is starting to feel destined for the scrap bin. I wrote about […]

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The Demonstration Painting

Posted by admin on March 31, 2016 in composition, painting | No Comments

I have a myriad of strange, unloved paintings shoved into various corners my studio that I’ll never actually exhibit but I can’t bring myself to throw out, either. They are all the paintings I made in front of classes I was teaching, in order to demonstrate a particular technique, to participate in whatever sadistic exercise […]

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