If you read my blog post My Health Story you know my health has dominated my life lately. Resulting in not much of me left over for painting. My most recent creative endeavor have been my flower drawings and I haven't drawn in over a year. My last painting was a self-portrait painted in January of 2014. I remember the extremely bad physical pain painting caused me that day. The tears wouldn't stop.
This exhibition entitled Picasso Portraits, at the National Portait Gallery in London, is open until the 5th of February. If you are in the London area make sure to catch this show before it closes soon. I want to say three things about this exhibition as a whole and then I wish to talk about the lovely painting above on the left. First, this is the second Picasso show I have had the pleasure of viewing, plus I have also been to the Museum National Picasso in Pairs. To say Picasso is a prolific painter I am starting to think is a complete understatement.
On the 27th of December De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko, and Kline echoed in my head as I entered the Abstract Expressionist show at the Royal Academy of Art. This is the second show at the RA I have seen and neither have disappointed. The beginning of the show starts with a room of early works by the Abstract Expressionist. I enjoyed this room particularly, because it allowed me to see little glimpses of the path these brave artists would take.
The exhibition Van Gogh's Bedroom, is now open at The Art Institute of Chicago through May 10. 2016. A must see for Van Gogh lovers of his three bedroom paintings. I have been lucky to see these three exceptional paintings singularly in the museums they permanently reside. However, to see all three paintings together in the same room, well.... not sure I have the worlds to express my feelings of excitement.