Monday, November 30, 2009

Board Game: Another New Social Realisim Painting

In a quiet corner, five boys are about to begin playing a board game. As one looks on, another quickly reads through the rules. Stacks of markers and cards are on the floor near his knee. An open box of supplies is nearby. The other boys glance at each other while waiting to begin.

This 16 x 20 inch oil painting on canvas, is based upon some photographs I took behind the scenes at a Mexican Market several years ago. I like the typical interactions between the boys. There were six boys in the original event. But I reduced it to five to improve the composition.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Back From Our Trip To Italy.

We have just got back from Italy.

For three weeks we used Florence as our base to visit museums, churches, and historical sites in Venice, Rome, Tuscany, and up the coast to Portafino.

In addition we returned with 2,000 photo images of scenes and people, to use as resources for developing new paintings over the next year or so.

Watch this space!