Tag Archives: Romare Bearden

June 25

Peyton (Re)play

After finishing this pencil outline a month ago, I spent all of my early-morning-one-hour-pre-work-sessions struggling with another Romare Bearden piece, Circe, 1977. I think I now understand why it took me over two weeks despite the fact that it’s all flat shapes that comprise the female form, but I’ll start painting and posting that soon. […]

May 20

Poseidon

My  morning obsession of the past week: The Sea God, 1977, from a compilation of Romare Bearden’s collage interpretations of Homer’s epic. The underlying grid  and the bold shapes and colors scratch a deep itch in my brain.  I actually was writing early morning letters two Saturdays ago and pulled out stamps I’ve had for some […]