Dunbar writes: "In preparation for my visit I went onto [the gallery] website to get an idea of the work I would be analyzing. Online I saw large, thick brush strokes and bright, bold colors. Naturally (and maybe this is just me), I expected to walk into the gallery and be presented with incredibly large canvases covered with chunky colors and geometric shadowing. Instead, I stepped into the Howard Yezerski Gallery and came face to face with some of the tiniest canvases I had ever seen. It was breathtaking ... There is something oxymoronic about Kehoe’s paintings. You see these large, thick strokes and yet each painting has so much life and detail. From far away it appears that you only see a few bright colors but up close you find that there are many shades both bold and neutral. Between the level of detail and the small size of the canvas you feel that you have to walk up to the paintings."
An extensive interview by Rebecca Harp on the Jerusalem Studio School blog with painter Catherine Kehoe. Kehow is "known for her intimate abstract constructions of sensuous color in still lifes, self portraits, and figures..."
The JSS Artist Interview Series was established to highlight honorable strides in contemporary figurative painting worldwide, ranging from emerging to well established artists.
Small is Big looks at small scale work from a figurative perspective. Tim Kennedy writes: "Veracity and sincerity are also qualities that paintings of modest scale convey exceptionally well. Painting on a small scale implies the role of witness on the part of the artist and the ability to truthfully record the perceived world – but it is truth honed with feeling. Small works permit the pleasure of touch. Small scale allows the artist to vicariously caress the things he or she paints."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.