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A selection of paintings...
The Second Series of Large Acrylics, 1967-68.
All paintings are acrylic on canvas, approx 64 x87 inches unless otherwise noted.
Images marked
** are described in the catalog for my 2003 Retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California. 
Click the
** to go to the description.
Scroll down for the paintings, click the image for a larger view.

 

The second group of large acrylics was the result of my finding out how to make at large scale the imagery of my book of etchings, Beulah Land, which had been published by Crown Point Press in 1966. The images were built out of the "corn sheller" I had found in a Sonoma County junk store, the quinces that were hanging on the tree in my back yard, and memories of the summers I had spent on a Sonoma County ranch when I was a child.

 

1.
#15. September 2, 1967
Untitled.

2.
#18, September 16, 1967.
"Sonoma."
Private Collection.

3.
#21, September 13-14, 1967.
Untitled.
 

4.
** #18, September 21, 1967.
"Harvest on the Mount Veeder Road."
Collection Oakland Museum of California.

 


5.
#22. October 21, 1967.
Untitled.

6.
** #25, January 5, 1968.
"Large Cornsheller"

7.
#26, January 21-22.
"Notebook 1"

8.
#27. March 22-29, 1968.
"Still Life on the Heights,"
or, "Coloring Book"

 


9.
#29. April 6, 1968.
"Notebook 2"

10.
#30. May 10, 1968.
"Birthday."

11.
#33. May 31, 1968
"In the Fields."

 

   

 

 

 

 

Click here for the third series of
Large Acrylics, 1968-69.

 


12.
#37. June 16, 1968
"Scrollwork."