Thursday, November 29, 2018
Bond Street near the Gowanus Canal facing south usually presents sharp contrasts in light late in the day. It's a place I love to visit, though, as the orange barriers indicate, it's changing so fast, it's starting to lose its appeal. The light and dark contrasts however hide this change. 6x8 oil on panel.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Flatbush Avenue runs through (on the dotted line) Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. Several other streets also approach or circle the plaza. Fortunately, after one dodges the traffic, you can walk around and through the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch. Then you have to dodge the traffic again to get off the plaza island. 6x8 oil on panel.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Every now and then, when I'm not sure what to do next, I'll do a self-portrait. This guy certainly looks like he doesn't know what's coming next. I've often wondered about the self-portraits of Cezanne and Rembrandt. It's not like they were doing them because there was a demand, unless the demand was a personal thing. I can just imagine Madame Cezanne's reaction to seeing him working on a self-portrait. 8x6 oil on panel.
Friday, November 16, 2018
The port town of Fowey (pronounced Foy) is on the coast of south Cornwall at the River Fowey. The River Fowey is subject to tides, and this boat is sitting up river in the mud at low tide on a cloudy day (most days in Cornwall seemed cloudy). 6x8 oil on panel.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The inner harbor of Polperro, a small fishing village in southern Cornwell, is well stocked with parked boats. I read that this place was once a smugglers' capital, but now mainly attracts tourists. When I was there, it was not very sunny, unfortunately, but at least the tide was in. 9x12 oil on panel.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
A souvenir of the ancient fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall. These boats are in the inner harbor, protected by a large wall with a gate. The buildings were whitewashed in the 20th century since all the 19th century photos in the local museum show them without the white. 9x12 oil on panel.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
This is the seventh 12x12 oil on panel painting in the Flatbush series. I think I'll do one more and move on to other things, or other sizes. I used to be a serious cyclist years ago. I would not want to ride a bicycle anywhere near Flatbush Avenue today. It's tough enough being a pedestrian.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
I've been reading a lot about the painter Delacroix lately. The exhibition at the Met has spurred me on, though I've always had an interest in Delacroix since reading his journal years ago. I like Delacroix because he used color and composition in a formal, abstract way even though his paintings are all about stories, whether myths, battles, Shakespeare, etc. His formal methods are seemingly hidden, and simultaneously right there for all to see.
The painting is 12x12 oil on panel.