I'm working on a series of oil paintings from last Spring's trip to Tuscany — Florence and Siena, to be specific. This painting, possibly probably finished, shows an architectural phenomenon that's common in ancient cities that need to upgrade their buildings structurally but also save the features that define them. I've chosen not to include any details of the ongoing construction here; rather, I wanted to showcase the wonderful arched window that remains more or less intact. More work from this trip in the near future.
"Congratulations on your acceptance..." In a Friday morning email, these words served to validate and reward the efforts of the past 6 weeks, as I frenzied my way to the completion of 11 new works to be juried by the Illuminations team at Mass. General Hospital. All 11 paintings, including this one, will be part of a rotating exhibit, opening in October, 2017. Details to follow.
I had lunch recently with a couple of townies — people I've known for over 50 years. Our formative years were spent in Andover, Massachusetts — the subject of this small pastel. From a mid-century photo, this will be the basis for an oil painting.
How in the world to I have the time to post this on Thanksgiving morning? I'll be hosting at least ten hungry souls. And speaking of feeding souls, painting is what feeds MY soul. This is one of a series of three, featuring the dead-end street where I live, on a late Fall afternoon.
I've been working on EIGHT paintings, believe it or not. The larger panels I've started to use take much more paint and much more time!! Go figure!! Here's a smaller one, 12 x 12, of an interpretation of the end of our road.