The next step

I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog started August 9th, 2012 in my second year of working almost exclusively from the figure.

In the fall of 2015 I reintroduced still lifes and an occasional cityscape into my painting repertoire. Rather than abandon this figure blog or start a new one I decided to add them to the conservation.

All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from live models or on location.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mile Posts

There are events in everyone's lives that serve as markers or mile posts. A graduation, a marriage, the birth of a child, events where you remember the specific time, place and circumstances. They can signify a beginning, end or maybe the apex of a certain life stage. Many of my paintings and drawings serve as markers in my art career and life.

Abandoned Bus, oil on canvas, 15" X 20", 2000

Often an extended period of time has to pass before a pictures "marker" role becomes apparent. For the painting above I was between studios and spent a summer working outside. Even after sixteen years this picture still transports me back to the place and time of its creation.

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