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Images: jobs

Jack Savitsky was born in 1910. He lived in Pennsylvania where he began working in the coal mines at a young age. Both his parents were immigrants, his father from Russia and his mother from Poland. He was a miner for 35 years, until 1959.… Read More

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Images, images

We love to be surrounded by images in our day to day life. The late Ron Bloore once told me, “painting is thinking,” so you might say we love to live in an environment brimming with ideas. One of the things I like about painting… Read More

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Howard Hodgkin RIP

The great British painter Howard Hodgkin passed on March 9 of this year, but I only found out about it last evening, which Tuffy P came across something on the internet. He was 84. Mr. Hodgkin made deceptively simple, powerful abstract paintings. In some of… Read More

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Old Friends + vermicelli

We trundled off to yumart today as our old friend Claude Breeze’s exhibition TOYBOX was opening up. We’ve known Claude since about 1980 or 1981, when we were among his painting students at York University. Somehow or another, after we graduated from York we remained… Read More

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Studio sneak peak

l’m working on a series of shaped paintings on masonite. The shapes float about 3/4 inch from the wall. This one is maybe 20 inches at its widest point. It doesn’t have a title yet…

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A sculpture called Orange Man

I made a sculpture (if you can imagine such a thing) by combining and re-purposingĀ  unusual objects and adding some paint. I call him Orange Man. The top section can be re-positioned by simply turning it. Now that I’ve got this out of my system,… Read More

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Simple Images on paper

I’m continuing to paint on paper with tempera and big brushes. It occurred to me that I was going back in a way, back before filling my head with images and ideas and ways of looking at the world. Painting is thinking, that’s the ticket.… Read More

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Paintings on paper

I’ve started working on some tempera paintings on paper. I’m thinking of these as kind of big sketch book drawings – fast, awkward, lumpy. No idea where they will take me.

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