I miss stopping by to see it at SF MOMA which is closed for renovation. In the meantime, 23 of their Matisse paintings and drawings are at the Legion of Honor where I spent the morning. Also there is a magnificent show, "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter." As Stephen Holden wrote of the film, "Philomena" in today's New York TImes, "...it feels lit from within." He could have been describing Zorn's paintings. I am holding on to that phrase because I think it could spawn an entire series of paintings.
I have crawled into my short-days-long-nights-cold-weather-is-approaching stance. Hiding away in the studio making minuscule what is in reality colossal. Thinking small. Simplifying. Hans Hofmann's, "Magnum Opus" resides at the Berkeley Art Museum which houses a large collection of his paintings.
Nothing like a little red and wild to warm the chill.
Oh weddings. The love, the joy, the deep down optimism that fills the room. If only we could hold on to all that and carry it out into the world. We remember the words. "To see with our heart." It takes a lifetime to learn to love. Theirs has just begun. This one's for them.