Monthly Archives: June 2015

In the studio 6/21/15

Unfortunately, the overcast skies resulted in a dark photograph of Sunday Parade.  The studio’s bank of natural-light lamps washes out the colors in photographs, so I have to make due with this dark photo or none at all.  The painting has a long way to go but parts are done; such as the figure on the far…

In the studio 6/14/15

I had two more painting sessions on Washington Square.  I finally got the pigeons in there (can you see all 7 of them*?).  Washington Square has a hole in the middle which is supposedly a no-no.  Cleveland has a painting by Poussin with the same empty center, and it’s very effective. It took me awhile to…

Artless by Michael Lind

In his article in The Smart Set, Michael Lind writes about how Millennials are disinterested in the fine arts: “…Trends in American painting ever since the plate paintings of Julian Schnabel are not a big subject of debate among Millenials. As far as I can tell, very few college-educated people under the age of 50…

In the studio 6/7/15

Grandfather was turned against the wall for a long time; I just didn’t like the direction it was going.  Since then I’ve completely altered the background by adding the landscape through the window, and the green curtains.  I wanted to make a painting that didn’t look ‘modern.’  I used to think about categories of subject…

The Betty Jane

It’s been a slow boating season so far.  The Betty Jane has some serious leaks in the fresh water system. (You can see the bilge water pouring out at the bow.)  When I  first discovered the water, I feared there was a serious problem, such as a compromised hull.  Luckily, the problem with the fresh…