Monday, December 31, 2007

Hopper's House, Happy New Year

I can't believe it's the end of another year, but looking back, it was a good one, and very full. I've finally finished this painting of Edward Hopper's former home on the dunes of Truro that I began last September. It was a wonderful day painting with friends and spectacular weather on Cape Cod. After reading in the newspaper that a very large house (read: 5 car garage) is to be built next door on the side of the house where Hopper's studio was located, changing his view forever I figured I needed to go on a pilgimage of sorts and paint it as I presume he must have viewed things. One of the articles I read about the new construction stated that the owners are very concious of the surroundings and are designing their new home with sensitivity to the environment. I hope so. I know that things don't last forever, nor should they, however, I just wanted to try to capture that idyllic location as best I could with reverence to the sensitive artist who spent many summers there. I think I did.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Public Enemy # 3.14

Still working on this one...need to look at it for awhile...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The new space is pretty good...

I was not ready for Open Studios, but getting ready was good for me and my studio which did not have walls until the week before. I now have walls for a small gallery and plenty of room to spread out and I can now actually paint...and really liking the new space. I wonder why I can't seem to just jump into a really has to become "mine." You can see Kathi's space behind the easels, and Maggie's space peeks out behind the cutaway wall below. You can't see Sue's but hers is very separate. 3 of us were working simultaneously the other day and it was just fine...I'm glad I'm there.