Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sognatore (Dreamer)

There she is, the little dreamer. I've loved this little DaVinci drawing since I first saw it as an art student back in the early 90's. Leonardo really owned that ambiguous gaze thing (Mona Lisa). The wonderful mystery executed with that smokey atmosphere he pioneered (chiaro scuro) have haunted my dreams for years.
I completed this little (8x6") oil painting on wood panel I titled "Sagnatore" (Italian for dreamer) for the coming Bowersock Gallery show in Provincetown, Mass in mid July. I'll post about that as the date gets closer. Anyhoot, I share my art studio with a book binder and she has all these wonderful old books with old, yellowed and stained parchment...beautiful surfaces and textures...instant nostalgia. Grouped with an old key I bought at an antique shop, it is an homage to all things wonderfully venerable.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Season

I finished this small (6x8") oil panting on wood panel and titled it, "New Saeson". I've got a bunch of paintings almost finished in the studio...I picked up this habit of working on a batches of paintings, which is cool but the pile of unfinished works is beginning to give me anxieties. I need to think about finishing some more of these before starting something else.