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June 2016 Summary

Deliberately slow month. In fact, I decided to take the summer off from painting of any kind. It is less stressful to stop 100% and come back 100% when I'm ready. Nevertheless, here's what happened in June:

Painting

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oil on canvas

Books

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Written in the West by Wim Wenders. Found at the library. He talks about the Western light as central to the work, which I appreciate.

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My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir. Written in 1869. No one like him.

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The New West by Robert Adams (1974). He worked here! It's about here! I continue to return to this book. Yet the fundamental character of what he captured, the transience, the light, the emptiness, is all still present. Maybe with less emptiness. It's more of an urban forest here now, which is vapid in a different way.