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Hillel Kagan
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My Walking Shoes
oil on canvas
h.51cm w.51cm d.0cm
Jun 1997

Hillel's Description: Just what the title says.

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2006-05-12 05:00

I idealized it. I'm a parquet freak.

2006-05-12 05:00

Nice parquet you've got there..

2008-12-16 15:29

Referring to Kagan's new posts on his studio log - nothing can bring me out of my shell like Kagan's coloring outside the lines! Those three sketches...
but careful, you may find yourself on the road to ( heavens )pure Abstraction!

2008-12-16 17:01

I doubt it, I need the imagery to sustain my interest. By the way, there are five small sketches, click on the three of them to see them all.
This is a horrible jpeg of this painting, I didn't know what I was doing back then when I uploaded it or for that matter when I painted it.
Thanks for the comment.

2008-12-18 22:27

Oh, one other thing Arnold, I paint neither inside nor outside the lines in any of my paintings. These kind of still lifes were done for a break from my usual routine of trying to combine images and make it all work. This stuff was just paint what you see, no photos, just look and see type paintings. And when I look don't see lines (even in photos) so I don't paint them, just shapes and areas of colour, obviously where the edges of those shapes or colours meet or terminate you could say that's a line.

Since these paintings were more or less what Lucien Freud does, simply look, see and paint type things I'd assumed he paints the same way. But I saw a documentary on him recently and he was doing a portrait, the first stage of which, was his preparing on the canvas a detailed charcoal line drawing. That's something else I never do, I don't start in with any preliminary lines of charcoal or thinned paint but I do remember being taught to do that in school. And It shocked me that he did it, and I thought "gee I guess that's where I go wrong, you get it right with easily erasable and changeable charcoal first and then you fill in the!! I still won't do it, I guess I'm too much of a "pure abstractionist".


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