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| Image Notes
The framed picture on the wall in this painting is George Caleb Bingham'sFur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The artist's original title was Bingham's "Fur Traders Descending the Missouri." The painting was sold under the alternate title of Bingham's Fur Traders by Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, in 1983.
| Artist's Notes
Worked on "MacDowell Colony." It is so easy to do and so beautiful. It is "Say it's a chair." (Unpublished notebook entry, January 4, 1978. Ronald Vance, "Say It's A Chair," X A Journal of the Arts, Winter 1979)
Worked on "MacDowell." (Unpublished notebook entry, January 9, 1978)
Worked all day on "MacDowell Colony" painting. (Unpublished notebook entry, January 11, 1978).
Tomorrow I plan to finish "MacDowell Colony" then work on "Dutch Wives" (another work in progress). (Unpublished notebook entry January 15, 1978).
Got to studio at 8:00, did barre, meditated, ate my orange and had a cup of tea. Then began working on MacDowell. I thought it would take only the morning to get finished with -- really finished, but I worked on it all day, and it is not quite finished yet. It does look good. There is something bothering when I finish a painting, then I realize that I am not finishing it, but doing another process and will finish it another time, but usually not necessarily the next process, until it finally is really finished. (Unpublished notebook entry, January 16, 1978).
I did a barre, had tea and meditated. Then began working more on MacDowell painting. It is nearly finished. (Unpublished notebook entry, January 19, 1978).
I am painting on MacDowell Colony and making a better rug on the floor. It's a great painting. (Unpublished notebook entry, January 31, 1978)
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana
The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri