Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Nice Late Afternoon

A more typical painting of the old city in Nice, France than my previously posted painting: a view of Rue Rossetti and beyond from Escalier Jules Eynaudi late in the day. Yesterday I stumbled across a landscape painter born in Nice, Charles Martin-Sauvaigo (1881-1970).  What I find interesting about him is that he painted scenes of old Nice from at least one spot where I've painted before and he was also a good painter.  18x24 oil on canvas.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A Hot Painting of Nice

This is a view through two archways leading from the market area in Old Nice to the sea.  I felt like making a hot painting to warm myself up.  A lone figure, long shadows and high arches may remind one of a De Chirico painting, but that is unintentional.  18x24 oil on canvas.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Portrait Of The Poet

Yesterday afternoon I visited the poet Stephen Rifkin, the author of "The Merit of Light."  I painted this portrait sketch in his North Adams study, whose windows face north, letting in a persistent and calming light.  16x12 oil on panel.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Contre-Jour In Brooklyn

A near contre-jour small Brooklyn painting where the background and mid-ground objects merge together.  This is a view of Atlantic Avenue, looking towards Franklin Avenue.  I love doing small Brooklyn paintings because I can (and must) simplify a large amount of visual complexity. 6x8 oil on panel.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A Brooklyn Small

A new painting for the ongoing series that I call "Brooklyn Small": a view of Dean Street near the corner of Grand Avenue in Brooklyn.  6x8 oil on panel.

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Portrait Of The Composer

A portrait of the composer Stephen Dankner, who kindly sat for the painting.  16x12 oil on panel.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Portrait Of The Artist

A portrait of the painter Ann Scott, who kindly agreed to pose yesterday afternoon at her studio home.  Ann is the master of fields, skies and clouds, mists, fogs and firs.  Looking out her window she can see the high top of Mount Greylock.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Early Portrait Drawings

A couple of early portrait drawings.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Old One

Going through my drawings, I found this self-portrait from 1974.  It's approximately 24x18, charcoal and charcoal wash.

A Gray Day in Brooklyn

A small Brooklyn painting: a gray day on Sterling Place. 6x8 oil on panel.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Interior Drawings

A selection of three drawings of interiors, done at an earlier time than those drawings I posted yesterday and the day before.  They are more germinal and evocative, starting points for compositional ideas that might still be useful to me today.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Drawing Between Houses

One more drawing from the 'old drawings'.   This is a view between houses in Trenton, NJ.  My house was the one on the right.