FIVE SENSE (and Change)

Five Lines (2017), Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 24x18

Five Lines (2017), oil on canvas, 24×18

FIVE SENSE (and Change) Occasionally I revisit an earlier theme without conscious intent.

I wonder, why five?

The senses. A nickel. A birthday, a wedding. Fingers and toes.

Five Lines (2013), Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 30x24

Five Lines (2013), oil on canvas, 30×24

The underpainting for “Five Lines (2017),” incidentally, was made in 2012 — a year before “Five Lines (2013). I continue to periodically update earlier canvases. Here are three recent examples. In the last one, simply turning the painting allowed me to see it in a new way.

Treads, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 14x11

Treads, oil on canvas, 14×11

2010

2010

Williwaw, Lake George, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 14x11

Williwaw, Lake George, oil on canvas, 14×11

2010

2010

The Meadows, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 14x11

The Meadows, oil on canvas, 14×11

2012

2012

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While Art Is Still LegalMy paintings “Models of the Wall” and “11.11.16” were among more than 30 pieces of artwork in “Art is Still Legal: Artivism in the Age of Trump,” a group exhibit at Elusie Gallery in Easthampton, Mass. More than 500 people attended Saturday’s opening reception.

“Models of the Wall” remains on the walls for the exhibit, which continues through August 5.

It is well worth a visit.

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Chi, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 36x48

Chi, oil on canvas, 36×48

“Chi” is one of more than 20 new oil and acrylic paintings in “A Paletteable Feast!, at Hope and Olive Restaurant, 44 Hope St., Greenfield, now through August.

6 thoughts on “FIVE SENSE (and Change)

  1. Oh yes five… a strong number and concept in Buddhism as it represents the hand: 4 plus one, the important one being the thumb; creating with our hands…
    Russell your lines and color show how significant they are to you.
    Thanks for sharing your art. Holland

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