Monday, June 18, 2007

Off the Beaten Tracks (oil on canvas, 2005)

This is based on a view in Foxboro, MA where the Boston to Providence railroad crosses under I-95, about half a mile from the office where I used to work as a graphic designer. The view reminded me of the work of a great painter named Richard Sheehan (who, sadly, passed away last year) whose work I saw when he came to Holy Cross College as a visiting artist while I was a student there. He showed many wonderful paintings of scenes looking under and through bridges and overpasses that were brilliantly painted. This was done from a pen and ink drawing that I did on my lunch break one hot summer day.

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