Paintings by Neil Conrad
30Apr/15

Dante

okay. reading has bled into the painting.

this is bigger than I've painted in a while. about 40" x 52"

30Apr/15

cascade

something in the field

25Apr/15

Waves

well revised the last time.

sleep not too restful, this monk dreams he has lost his rosary.

14Jan/15

Corrections

"Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing one's sensations.' (Paul Cézanne)

"Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind that forgets this avenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture." (Theodor W. Adorno)

time to post a puppy picture.

Maggie (2002)

27Dec/14

Scaramouche

this goes back a few months and just never got posted for some reason. I guess I didn't really like it that much when I did it.

this is current, tho I'm not entirely sure it's finished.

17Dec/14

One View

'The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.' (Pierre Bonnard)

8Dec/14

Le Jeune

so so and so so.

jazz club

have to brag a bit sometimes

1Dec/14

still moving still standing still

Dancing on the head of a pin.

movies holiday weekend

just phone it in.

16Nov/14

Charm School

the day before yesterday.

an attempt to copy myself. another failure.

a revision from last month.

12Nov/14

Valery

'We must always apologize for talking painting.' (Paul Valéry)

6Nov/14

Raven Post/Post Raven

seems like Northampton is all about ravens via Leonard Baskin. Since he taught at Smith his black birds are omnipresent, not to be excluded from my drawings just now.

these I did last month. didn't draw or paint much, wrote a fair amount in my journal.

7Oct/14

Paris vs. NYC

just got back from Europe last week. saw some very different places; Prague, rural Bavaria, Paris,  but the contrast coming back from Paris to NYC was just overwhelming. My initial reaction to being back was not exactly positive. taken some days to rectify what I thought I saw there with what I was experiencing here. Took a while to stop getting all judgmental about it.  at any rate, some of the stuff I did before going looks a lot better to me now that I'm back. sometimes this process takes longer than other times.

3Sep/14

Elevator Dream Chair

'In my day artists wanted to be outcasts, pariahs. Now they're all integrated into society.' (Marcel Duchamp)

3Aug/14

Correction

2Aug/14

notions

an honest mistake

fantasy work

31Jul/14

magnetic fields

how new, who knew?

17Jul/14

Proust

'Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.'  (Marcel Proust)

3Jul/14

Julien Sorel

'there is only one form of nobility:  the title of duke.  marquis is ridiculous.  the word duke makes people look round.'

O, how the spring of love resembleth

The uncertain glory of an April day,

Which now shows all the beauty of the sun

And by and by a cloud takes all away!

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

11Jun/14

Infinity Records

'In nine lifetimes you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.'  (Montaigne)

'To be simple is no small matter.'  (Gustave Flaubert)

6Jun/14

Force Quit

'What matters is whether we want to lie or tell the truth and write the truth, even though it never can be the truth and never is the truth.'  (Thomas Bernhard)

started another Bernhard novel today. as many as I've read now I've lost count.

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