The work will center on city streets and the people you see there. Included will be "Sarge's" posted not long ago, and a number of others, including "1903" (right), and "One Way" (below). I will also have a limited selection of silverpoint drawings and prints available.
|"1903," oil on panel, 12x9, 2017|
|"One Way," oil on canvas, 20x24, 2017|
People in the city are generally more interesting than their surroundings. Here an elderly couple tries to cross a one-way street. They're stooped and frail, seen only from behind, but they're looking the wrong way to avoid being hit by a car. Although the narrative is interesting, I was also drawn by the problems of shape, space, color and composition. Giving the figures personality without showing expression was another challenge.
|"Paris After the Snow," oil on panel, 20x16, 2016|
In total I will be showing about thirty paintings of cities and people over the two days of Artfest.