A Man of Ideas

Will Barnet's Shapes

Will Barnet’s Shapes

           “One painting can have over one hundred drawings for it.”   Will Barnet                                Comments from Peggy and Diane on my last post about Will Barnet got me thinking about how deeply ingrained some things are within each of us. I was so envious when Peggy said that her dad showed her books of Russian Icons when […]

Will Barnet, A Man of Ideas

Will Barnet, A Man of Ideas

“My figurative work is basically abstract in thinking.”    Will Barnet Will Barnet, one of my heroes and all-time favorite artists, passed away last November at the age of 101.   A painter and teacher, he had a passion for composition, art history, and the anatomy of the picture surface. Believing that contemporary art should be linked with great paintings […]