March 25, 2014
After Morandi paintings by Daren Wilson at General Store
"This has been an interesting project. I started off a few years ago wanting to learn how to oil paint. I thought a good way to learn would be to copy art works of the old masters. I tried my hand at Vuillard, Bonnard, Valtat but I found an invaluable lesson in the works of Giorgio Morandi. Because of his repetition of similar objects in different compositions, I would be able to practice variations of the same bottle or vase in so many different styles and moods. And I think after doing a dozen Morandi works, I was bitten with whatever inspired him to delve into his lifelong exploration of the same objects. To witness something old and familiar revealing itself in a new way."–Daren Wilson
Paintings available at both San Francisco and Venice locations through April 30th.