It has been a while since I’ve posted or made much art. A break from the studio, a connection with the outside world (friends, nature) and some time working on a vast ta-do list was much needed. And that is still the plan for the rest of the year (sort of). I did however create one new piece, a departure from the cars, I will post that later+>
In the meantime, if you’re in the vicinity of Peekskill, NY and missed my massive show at the Ossining Library, you can check out some car paintings at the Peekskill Coffee House through the month of July. Git’ yourself a iced drink and cool off in this very lovely coffee house, the beating heart of Peekskill.
I have found movies a great resource for painting subjects. This piece was inspired by the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The task of trying to create a mood or evoke an emotion, from a mostly metal object, can be a challenge. But challenges can be fun and the research involved in creating this piece was just that…fun.
A friend who is familiar with my obsession with “rear ends” stumbled upon this sweet little car up around The Catskills. It had been left to the devises of mother nature and was starting to turn green with moss. This may be the closest to life size as I’ve gotten with this canvas at 72 inches wide. Big painting for such a tiny car.
My show in Ossining has come down and I have spent the last few weeks (er, more like two months) adjusting to a new schedule of long neglected projects. I realize now, there are a few paintings I created in April, May and June that have not yet been posted on this site. So here is the last painting I completed for the show. I will post a few more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
“Joy Ride” – My first Yogi inspired car painting+> Driven by a Yogi and accessorized with sun symbols. Cute as a button. 12 x 12 inches.
Paintings are done and ready to hang for what will be an amazing car show (car art that is).
Join me on July 6th at the Ossining Library for a special show of work. I’m dusting off some oldies going back ten years, in addition to freshly painted and everything in between, for this display at the Ossining Library. It’s a great opportunity to view this body of work in the library’s large gallery space.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the downstairs gallery of the library, which is located at 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY. This exhibit will run through July 30th and will be on view to the public during library hours.
Directions by Train: Grand Central Hudson Line (local) towards Croton Harmon. Get off at Ossining and walk (or cab, its a very big hill) up Secor to Main Street, left on route 9, right on Croton Avenue.