On this date in 2008, I posted these images. I even sold one of the paintings. Commentary below is from 2008.
This was one of those mornings that saw me painting even before the coffee was finished brewing. The other night I had a dream about a black and white painting. None of these is that painting. I can still visualize the painting in my dream so I may try again to capture it.
T. Renner, "$23.50 Club #2 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 8" x 10".
These paintings are named for Willem de Kooning because I spent a little bit of time, charcoal and paper in hand, with Sally Yard's "Willem de Kooning: Works, writings and interviews" this weekend and I think the influence comes shining through.
T. Renner, "$23.50 Club #3 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8.5".
The name "$23.50 Club" comes from the 1935 Works Progress Administration's Art Project that paid de Kooning, among others, $23.50 a week to deliver a small painting every month.
T. Renner, $23.50 Club #1 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8.5".