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Reaching the end of my interest in the Word Paintngs I had been doing for two years I remembered one-a-day drawing books I kept from 1969 to 1974. After that period I still kept sketch books & journals but the 1-a-days were unwavering, one drawing a day,... brush my teeth, do my drawing (I kept a 1-page-a-day stream of consciousness writing journal for the same years). I would usually just set the pen point down somewhere on the paper, move it and see what happened,
where it went.
that these were to be paintings of drawings - not preparatory drawing then painting, paintings OF drawings... drawings were the subject. As with the word series; paintings of two dimensional objects.
It provided a revitalized structure for my continuing interest in impasto and smearing, scumbling, mixing effects. No doubt the then current neo-expressionist movement encouraged me in this.
I was still living on savings from the near 4-year Cyclorama restoration project.
I did occasional drawings & odd jobs
but mostly focused on my art. I would enter competitive exhibitions these years, getting in about half the time, paying a fee and for shipping but filling the ol' resume. Cyndia entrepreneured a business documenting construction projects photographically which I helped out on. One of those was aerial, renting a helicopter once a month. We decided to get pregnant in 1985. Knowing that was going to be a commiment financially & time-wise, that was as late as I could talk Cyndia into delaying it. She would be mid-thirties, getting into that danger zone. I had assumed i'd not have children, never own a house etc; due to my "career" choice. Cyndia showed me otherwise.
& Peter Morrin Essay
Macon Museum of Arts & Science, Macon
Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange
Albany Museum of Art
Okefenokee Heritage Center, Waycross
Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art, Augusta
Creative Arts Guild, Dalton
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