pier paolo pasolini

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

Projects

What one strives for is so far away, so deep, so beautiful... that there’s nothing one can say about it...

              Willa Cather, Song of the Lark

bell-flower for bloom

graphite on strathmore bristol

2009

harold bloom

graphite on strathmore bristol

2009

dante’s alley (pierino) (doorsien)

distemper and silver leaf on linen, 48 x 27 inches

2009

I need water and time (vermillion)

casein, beeswax, casein gesso on canvas on panel, 4 x 14 inches

2011

Faces and Flora

Portrait studies of literary figures are paired with drawings of botanical subjects cited in their writings or with a more oblique connection to the writer.

Dante’s Alley: Memory and Presence

I created on-site sketches and studies of an arco in San Piero Maggiore, Dante Alighieri’s sestiere (neighborhood) in Florence. The arco, referred to by the Florentines as Pierino, is not a major gate, but a passageway in a section of the ancient wall that surrounded the city. I used the sketches and studies as source material for Dante’s Alley (Pierino). The other paintings in the series were created from my memory of an area in Tuscany where I travel each year that is terrain that Dante might have tread upon during his exile from his beloved city Florence.

Water and Time

Landscapes of the Past

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.

Vladimir Nabokov, 1941

margaret manning krug ©2016

jasmine for pasolini

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

dante alighieri

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

iris for dante

graphite on fabriano

2010

purple hyacinth for hendrix

silverpoint on prepared fabriano artistico

2010

jimi hendrix

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

wild thistle for tolstoy (spannocchia)

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

leo tolstoy

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

leo tolstoy

graphite on strathmore bristol

2010

thistle for tolstoy (spannocchia)

graphite on magnani

2012

dante’s alley: memory and presence (phantom)

casein, beeswax, shellac on casein gesso panel, 9 x 6 inches

2010

dante’s alley: memory and presence (path)

distemper, beeswax, shellac on gesso panel, 5 x 3 inches

2011

dante’s alley: memory and presence (portal)

casein, beeswax, shellac on casein gesso panel, 4 x 12 inches

2011

Ovid’s Orchard

This series began with the scent in an apple orchard that brought me back to my earliest childhood experiences of the orchard at my family home.

Ovid’s Orchard

casein, beeswax, oil, pigment on casein gesso panel

7 x 5 inches

2012

Ovid’s Orchard (phantom)

casein, beeswax, oil, pigment on casein gesso panel

7 x 5 inches

2012

dante’s alley: memory and presence (passage)

casein, beeswax, shellac on casein gesso wood panel, 4 x 10 inches

2010

Ovid’s Orchard (As apples ripen...red under white) (from Ovid)

distemper, beeswax, oil, pigment on gesso panel

7 x 5 inches

2012

bellflower

egg tempera, oil on gesso wood panel, 5x3 1/2 inches

2014

 

willa cather with moonflower

graphite on strathmore bristol

2015

blue air-river

distemper, oil, beeswax, pigment on gesso wood panel, 4 x 14inches

2015

dante’s alley: memory and presence (the spring)

distemper, beeswax and pigment on canvas, 48 x 24 inches

2011

moonflower

silverpoint on prepared fabriano artistico

2015

Collections

old linen

graphite on fabriano artistico

2016

 

little doll

graphite on fabriano artistico

2016