Thursday, August 23, 2012

Urban Flower

This is the painting that I have been working on for the last two weeks.  The scene is Prospect Place near Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.  The flower graffiti is really there.  You can walk down Prospect heading west from Washington using Google Maps and see it.  The painting is an 18x24 oil.  Is it a still life?

Arnheim has a lot to say about art in his Parables of Sun Light, but other comments are more interesting:  "G. C. Argan tells me that upon arriving at a railway station in India, he was informed that the train he intended to take would be twenty-two hours late.  But if you like, they told him, you can take yesterday's train, which we expect to arrive any minute now!"