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The book is open to some pictures of Cézanne's works. This painting is also "gone". I am not sure what happened to it, and I also am not sure why I named it the way I did, except that Cézanne has always been one of my art heroes from whom I have learned a great deal about painting.

I got sober in 1973 after many years of thinking that my drinking was enhancing my creativity, when it was the opposite, and finally I realized I had not painted anything for years, and even if I wanted to, I was forced to admit to myself that I couldn’t. I could barely function, and because painting is not a hobby or pastime, it is hard work, and in the end it was the horror of realizing that I might have no talent left or the ability for creative thinking, I reluctantly pushed myself into AA.

In the ensuing few years I started painting on nights and weekends in my converted living room, and this painting was one of many I did during those years. It is not very good, and the photo makes it look worse, but I was happy with it at the time. Actually I was happy to be able to paint at all, and this painting, along with many others, indicated to me that it was not over yet!

HOMAGE TO CÉZANNE        Oil      
size unknown       1975

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