A copy of Edward Hopper. A copy of one of mine. An homage to Marc Chagall. A little piece of my good friend Klepitsch’s work (a rip off, you might say). And a rip off of Jasper Johns, who was ripping off Edvard Munch.
I did this barn scene two ways: one with a “tonalist” version of realism (that is, a little bit fuzzy) and the other obscured beneath a haze. In case you’re wondering–yes, you really have to get up your nerve when you paint over a landscape that took a long time to create.
I’ve been on the Metra train lately. I did this on watercolor board. It worked out nicely, but–as with many things–it didn’t solve all my problems.
I’ll return to more representational painting soon, I’m sure. But I’m drawn lately to non-drawn paintings. (27″ by 25″)
At first, I thought this guitar was drowning, but then I realized it was holding its own. Acrylic on canvas, 16″ by 20″.
The farmer’s market has been pretty great the last couple of weeks. This fruit was laid out on our counter like this–I didn’t rearrange it. The fruit has been through a post-impressionist filter. (Acrylic on paper 18″ by 24″)
A garden outside the door at an air bnb in Eugene Oregon. The garden was designed by the birds and squirrels. Everything grows in Eugene. The trick, apparently, is to remove what you don’t want.
The guitar was given to me–like, for free–by a friend of mine a long time ago. The apples were newer and cost 1.99 a pound. Acrylic on canvas. 16 by 20.
I’m a fan of Picasso, though not so much, maybe, as Chagall–and all that dreamy stuff. But I took the occasion to borrow Picasso’s self-portrait anyway. Chagall probably would have captured the bird though.
I’ve had this uke since I was in grade school, and it still plays. The other things–somewhat newer. It’s acrylic on canvas.