"Heathcliff", 30 x 22", acrylic on paper

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Genie's Garden"

Just photographed "Genie's Garden" this morning. It's a new canvas from my ever unfolding "Unstill Life Series". It is 5x4', acrylic on canvas by Joyce Lieberman.
A huge wind blew through Los Angeles on Wednesday.
It felt like the opening to the Wizard of OZ. My neighbor, John blew by and I showed him the new piece. It struck him that the flowers appeared to come streaming out and all around like out of A Jini's bottle. We discussed how to spell Jini, Genie, Jeannie(I dream of).
I try to keep a central focal theme, like a vase and a tabletop, but the spirit of abstraction takes over me as I approach the rest of the space.
I love de Kooning and the automatic writing of the abstract epressionists.
I love Dufy and Matisse. I love layers of marks and paint.