Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Now and Then at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

"Now and Then"
Oil on Wood

The great John Singer Sargent painted a portrait of Louise Pomeroy Inches of Boston in 1887. 
And in 2016 it grabs attention at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Oh art, how I love you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Leftover Light

"Leftover Light"
Oil on Wood

Pink tulips in January. Highly recommended.

Available for sale HERE.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lady in Pink Meets Pollock's 'Number 27, 1950' at the Whitney

"Lady in Pink Meets Pollack's 'Number 27, 1950' at the Whitney"
Oil on Wood

She was captivated by Pollack. I was captivated by her. Pollack has never looked so good.

I, on the other hand, have been procrastinating more than usual. What is it about January?
Happily, Adam Grant's New York Times article, "Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate" promises, "But while procrastination is a vice for productivity’s a virtue for creativity."
Here's hoping.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Man with a Yellow Slicker Meets de Kooning's "Door to the River"

"Man with a Yellow Slicker Meets de Kooning's 'Door to the River' "
Oil on Wood
Finally. I am delving into images collected during our December visit to New York. This one is from the wonderful Whitney Museum which we had mostly to ourselves on Christmas Eve day. It was an unexpected outing resulting in pure pleasure. The best kind.

There is something about Winter and embarking on a New Year that compels me to gather up my friends and family. I have spent many January afternoons seeing my friends, one by one. There is nothing like friendship to warm the heart and counteract the cold. Optimism flourishes despite the world's ills and ugliness. Beauty prevails. No matter what.
Be sure to read David Brooks' "When Beauty Strikes" in today's New York Times.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Red Line in the Rain

"Red Line in the Rain"
Oil on Wood

What can I say? I'm giddy in the rain. Everything is wet and all I see is reflection everywhere. Happy New Year California.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year at the Eastern Cape

"New Year at the Eastern Cape"
Oil on Wood

Along with visiting friends and family, I gathered inspiration and images at MoMA and the Whitney and Boston Museum of Contemporary Art and Boston Fine Arts Museum in recent weeks. I thought those would be my first subjects when I got back to the studio. They will find their way to my easel. But as usual, I am not in charge.  On New Year's Day a photograph posted online of a favorite beach by our dear family on a distant continent, swimming their way into the New Year touched my heart. Remaking their image with paint was like having them close for a time.