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07/15/2006: "You ought to be in pictures..."
Today I had a meeting downtown and then walked around and checked out some of the shows I missed for the last art walk. I met Jim Voelkers (painter Paul Voelkers son) a young enthusiastic guy with some great work; "Blue Clay Studio" is right across from the Ruby Room gallery, which seems to be closed for the summer...if you're in Juneau you should check it out.
I also went and saw Rob's show at Annie Kales which looked impressive (as always), too bad I'm broke (as always)... I also stopped at the Gallery of the North to see if I could get records of who bought two of my paintings; they're looking it up for me. Anyway, seeing art always puts me in the mood to work. A friend stopped by and we watched the new Pride and Prejudice this afternoon and afterwards I started on a few new paintings.
The movie actually has wonderful lighting. One painting is a scene inspired by the lighting..if you pay attention you'll see a lot of scenes with a persons face with blue lighting on one side and orange/reds on the other. I always wonder if it's some sort of copyright infridgement to paint scenes from movies? Does anyone know? I know about the "Rights of Personality" regarding celebrities but I'm not sure how that works, copyright law is so confusing.
Oh, and my appologies to Rod (et. al.) for not answering my phone today (big shock); I had the ringer turned off so I could concentrate. Speaking of which, Rod has a ticket to come see me in August...don't worry, I'm very excited to see you!!! I only hope you won't be disappointed in Juneau.
OK, so, back to work I go. There may be some new images to post shortly.