Friday, 26 October 2012

See You Soon

See You Soon
oil on linen canvas 100x81cm

This is the last painting I'll be able to finish before the GMAC -Grande Marché d'Art Contemporain- at the Bastille that opens next Thursday, November 1st. I've been working non-stop since August 4th and am ready to put my feet up...

Here is what the walls of the stand 54 will look like.  I'm sharing MIROGI's habitual stand, thanks Michelle.  Check out her sexy nudes.  Considering I painted on two highly detailed New York scenes that took over a month to finish each, they're big, I am finally pleased with this last painting.  It's always like that, after about two months of work the paintings paint themselves.  See You Soon went on like butter on bread.

So see you soon at the GMAC, if you need a pass to enter, call or email. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Tu Es Où?

Tu Es Où?
oil on linen canvas, 60x60cm

Tu est où?  Isnt' that the first thing we ask when we answer the telephone these days -- where are you?  Doesn't matter which language.  This painting is part of the Parisian Blue Hour paintings a series I've been working on since 2008.  

Finally, after more than four years I am understanding what it is that thrills me about painting the city.  These last three paintings along with Hotel du Louvre and Place Colette summarize the execution of the inspiration.  First it was people, then the color black, then it was night scenes and people, the long lasting blue sky, then it was neon signs. But these are the settings for the theme.

 It is the abstraction that night lights create first in my camera's lense; the big chunky spots of light that my spatula knife can spread onto a canvas like butter on bread. Yummy!

This will be for sale at stand 54  in the tent (chapiteau) at the Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain from 1-5 November

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Contrescapre Soirée

Contrescarpe Soirée
oil on linen canvas 60x60 cm

This is from the Mouffetard series, part of the Parisian Heure Bleue series.  I'm happy with this painting, only if it were a larger canvas.  This will be on display and for sale at stand 54 of the GMAC Bastille, Paris 1-5 November. 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Russ on Muffetard

Russ on Mouffetard
oil on linen canvas
60x60 cm

This is all about  l'heure bleu, that is the blue, hour when the citylights and the sky are both light before night. Here in Paris, during the summer, it lasts for hours.  That day Russ was there.

And here is a photo of the kids paintings from the open studio day.
Great light I have, love this place, the kids did too.

Monday, 1 October 2012

You Made My Day

This is a photo sent from a client to show me where they hung the painting they bought.  What a nice surprise.  It looks great!
Thanks for making my day.

The open studio day was a smash! There were about 20 four year olds painting and having a ball. Last night the bed felt so nice and early too.  I'll post photos tomorrow.