"Burial" oil on wood 52x56 2010
"Hard Choice" oil on wood 60x64 2010
The other day these images appeared on facebook. They are artist, Brenda Goodman's most recent paintings. She has posted them on her new blog. These paintings are the gutsiest, most heart felt paintings I have seen in a long, long time.
"Crossing Over" oil on wood 60x64 2009
"these are the influences that first come to mind."
Rembrandt Soutine Dekooning
"Escape" oil on wood 52x56 2010
DB: A lot of people talk about Guston being important for their work, especially people of my generation, but you had an actual relationship with him.
BG: He really liked my work and we exchanged a few letters. But the thing about Guston, as with de Kooning, and as with Gorky, Soutine, and Dubuffet, which were the big ones in my life––then Morandi later on––you have a connection to them. You’re on the same wavelength, or whatever you want to call it. You have this affinity with certain artists and there’s a reason why you’re influenced by them, because there’s something of them already inside you.