Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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
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
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 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
Friday, February 7, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
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
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
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.