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Mystical Ideas

I love Sol Lewitt’s Sentences on Conceptual Art.  His very first thought especially: Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Ideas are spontaneous.  Clusters of ideas create concepts.  WE have to be careful that the development of concepts does not overshadow the...
Yellow Trees on a Peninsula by Christine Alfery
Acrylic on paper, 12x12

“Coloring” in the Lines Part Two

During a recent museum visit I noticed how many 60’s modernist painters began by outlining their compositions with black paint or pencil. Those artists who made a general outline and then filled them with color it reminded me of “coloring” in a coloring book. Other artists completely obliterated the lines...
Abandoned Nest

“Coloring” in the Lines Part One

Recently I visited the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Whenever I visit an art museum I head straight for the contemporary section to check out what is up, what is new, and to study what has been done in the past.  I love the fact that the smaller museums have huge collections...
Beach Sand by Christine Alfery
Watermedia on paper, 12x12

Colors in Costa Rica

For my journey in Costa Rica this year I brought paper I have never used. Smooth very fine 300#.  It’s a very tough paper to paint on. Extremely challenging. It’s very difficult to get something I can call “finished.” This piece,  “Beach Sand,” has about twenty layers of paint on...
Fish in the Sky by Christine Alfery
Watermedia on paper, 12x12

This is not Wall Art

This is not Wall Art What is the difference between Art and Wall Art? I should know,  I used to sell Wall Art.  It was a chapter in my artistic journey where I learned how to paint and how to become a full time professional artist. During that time, I sold...

Congratulations Christine Alfery

Christine Alfery’s work “Rolling Stones”  was selected as a finalist for Circle Foundation’s Artist of the Year Award  Located in Lyon, France, The Circle Foundation for the Arts maintains a small and exclusive selection of featured artists on their international platform.  These prestigious awards are judged based on the aesthetical...
Cony Island Ride

NorthStar Watercolor Society

Christine Alfery has earned signature status within the national NorthStar Watermedia Society. To earn signature status into this society, the artist needs to be juried into 3 of their national exhibitions. Christine's entry "Roller Coaster/Coney Island Ride" was accepted into their 2019 Fifth Annual NorthStar National Juried Art Exhibition in...
Escape by Christine Alfery

Conceptual Art

I am in love - totally in love with Sol LeWitts Sentences on Conceptual Art. Here are the few sentences - I am sure, well I hope anyway that you recognize me in this sentence - 1. Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic...
Falling Down Climbing Up by Christine Alfery
40x30  watercolor and acrylic on paper

Freedom – Clusters and Uniqueness

Freedom: “Noun. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” - Oxford Dictionary As an individual, I have dreams. We all do.  We have big dreams, little dreams, and impossible dreams.  Dreams drive us, define us, and defy us. You can spend...

The Dove

As I watched the late evening stars fade into the morning sky, a morning dove approached the bird feeders that I had just filled.  Cautious, watching other birds fly in, grab their morning seeds and fly away, the dove waited for her turn. Then, when all was clear, she approached...
Oceans Deep by Christine Alfery

Breaking Through

If you have visited Art Basel Miami and the satellite fairs, you may have experienced “Art Overload.”  Aisle after aisle, row after row, tent after tent, and gallery after gallery, I found myself wondering,  "All this art, all these galleries, all these artists, how does any one of them survive?"  ...

Art Basel Part III

While walking through an Exhibition at Art Miami Week during Art Basel, I was drawn to a booth with a partially unrolled canvas hanging from the top of the booth wall. Upon closer investigation I discovered an artist had painted the entire roll of canvas and it was being sold...