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April 20, 2021

I surprised myself recently. As I was beginning a painting, I stepped back to get a somewhat more distant view, and, lo and behold, I was looking at a Clyfford Still. If you don’t know Still’s abstract expressionist work, do yourself a favor and take a look. He was one of the early leaders of that art movement, and his work still speaks loudly today. Be sure to visit The Clyfford Still Museum next time you’re in Denver.

I’m afraid the references to his work are vanishing as I finish working. But that’s okay. I’d like to think he, one of my heroes, would be pleased with how my painting turns out!

Oh and by the way, he and I are both proud sons of The Peace Garden State! He from Grandin, me from Grand Forks.

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