Monday, April 28, 2008

Show in Madawaska

A lot of my recent work is currently on display at the Café de la Place, 285 Main Street in Madawaska, ME and will be there throughout the Month of May. There will be an opening reception on Saturday May 3 from 6pm to 8pm, which is open to the public. Regular hours at the Café de la Place are 4:30am to 2pm Monday through Friday. The phone number is (207) 728-0944.

Warners Road Shed (oil on canvas, 2008)

(Private Collection)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

North Carolina Barn (charcoal, 2008)

From a photo taken by my friend Ross in North Carolina.

Asylum (oil on canvas, 2008)

This is a building (one of many) from the old Foxboro State Mental Hospital in Foxboro, MA. I used to work near here and would make drawings of these buildings on my lunch break. There was a security guard in a white van who told me that I wasn't allowed to draw the buildings because they were going to be auctioned off by the state (I never quite found the logic in that, and right before I moved to Maine, the complex had been sold and the buildings were being demolished) and she used to case me off all the time. I did a painting of this when I still lived in MA, but I was never really happy with it so I did this from memory, incorporating more textural paint application, intense colors and a different composition. In retrospect, I think the color in the sky was influenced as much by Giorgio DiChirico's work as the cover to Pink Floyd's "Animals" album.

Still Life Studies

A couple of small still life studies. These were each done in a single painting session.

Farmhouse At Dusk (oil on canvas, 2008)