For new residents, and new friends we’ve already made at Signature Place where I share a residence with my partner Ed Flanagan, I opened my studio for a private party to let us all get to know each other better and make the brand new Signature residents feel immediately a part of this vibrant, interesting community of people from all backgrounds, professions, lifestyles and cultures. The studio was buzzing with great conversation accompanied by wine and hors d’ oeuvre.
I’ve posted a few of the photos from the evening. We had about 40 people in for a couple of hours and it was a great evening.
I’ll be hanging six large canvases in Lewis House at Eckerd College for their ASPEC show this month and following up with a presentation for members about the various paintings and their “story”. Girl with Black Dog is one of the six and represents some of the more expressionistic works I’ve done in the past few years.
I took a reference photo from the stern of the sailboat I lived on in Europe for two years and knew I would someday develop it into a painting. This beautiful old town was the perfect subject for using the rice paper glued to canvas for an antique look and to add intensity and depth to the painting.
This painting is 36 x 40. I’ll do others from my Europe photo files because I think the technique works well for the look of old villages and landscapes.