“What kind of painting does Rick Frisbie do?”
That was the question my friend’s partner asked him.
Curious, I asked, “What did you tell her?”
“Sort of loose,” he replied.
I laughed and said, "I would say rough."
Another friend told me that she thinks many of my paintings fall into the 'abstract expressionist' category. I can go with that. In fact, I like it.
Since I am primarily self-taught I have always had a strong determination and sense of independence. I feel at liberty to try anything in any way or combination in order to learn more about painting. I have much I want to learn.
Recently I watched the movie In the Good Old Summer Time with Judy Garland. Her song “I Don’t Care” caught my attention. Don’t misunderstand me -- I care deeply about painting, my own paintings, in particular. I have eagerly spent 2-4 hours every morning since 2000 to learn and practice my passion: painting.
But Judy’s song touched a note in me about the opinions of people with much more formal art education than me. Judy sings,
Got no sense
They may or may not mean offense
I don’t care
You see, I’m sort of independent
I am my own superintendent
And my star is on the ascendant
That’s why I don’t care
What they may think of me
I’m happy-go-lucky, they say that I’m plucky
Contented and carefree
I don’t care I don’t care
If I do get a mean or stony stare
If I’m not successful
It won’t be distressful
Cause I don’t care
“Members Show” at Lincoln Art Center
March & April 2023
Opening Reception March 10
What do you think of one or all of my paintings? Give it to me straight in the comments below. I can take it.