Paintings by Neil Conrad


this really wasn't something I was going to do much with and then the other night I just got a bit lost in it.  It was a birthday card reject taped to the fridge for a while.  kind of a kitschy really, but so what.

here's the cool and warm.  I don't think I've posted this before.  I'm not really sure when I started this.  I think it was a still life at first with the less is more approach, now it's gotten to be more and more.

not just trying to see how many divergent pieces I can get into one post.  it's just the way I'm working right now.  Hard to know what to say about this business.  kind of reminds me of some of the things I painted in HS before I had any kind of an inner life.

there were some paintings about washcloths because I was seeing things about then I thought were interesting.  this color ground makes me thing of them even though I don't thing there's any that survived out of the one that I painted.  This never was about a washcloth.  saw one thing I thought of changing but now it's just too late.  this had some kind of a hole in the center.  I was pretending my heart was an adjunct, that it never was truly affected.  (what is the mechanism to disengage the heart?)