There are a lot worse places to be spending a big chunk of the summer than in the New York Public Library.


When the artist Josh Siegel displayed his latest painting, I admired it greatly. His early orientation had been to abstract impressionaism, but he had lately been mostly a figurative painter. The picture illustrated above is his first abstract in a decade. One speculates as to what effect current digital facilities for graphic creation had on this (to my mind, very fine) stylistic departure. His more usual stock-in-trade can be seen here.

Very excitingly, the actual process of creation can be traced online. Look here to see how he made the painting.

I find it exhilarating.

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