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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Museum Notetaker for Little Gems

Museum Notetaker
8 x 6 Oil on Canvasboard

Today I am dropping off this painting at West End Gallery, here in Corning, for their upcoming show, called Little Gems, which opens February 3rd.  Everything in the show has to be small, under 14 inches total, width and height combined.

As background, I saw this woman taking notes at the Tate Britain museum in London last March.  I thought it would be interesting to paint her, and her clothing, as well as the younger woman in the background.

They are having a shared experience in the museum even though they are absorbed in their own thoughts, i.e., they are connected to each other without knowing each other.
Subtle relationships happen in public spaces, like museums and libraries.  And I find them very interesting.

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