ARTIST’S STATEMENT: In this suite of paintings based on sketches from my travel journals, I returned to my first and basic love, drawing. While my subject matter remains thematically similar to past works of how nature’s effects mark the passage of time, my paint application has changed to numerous thin layers. Drawing and redrawing, putting on and taking away, the process and change is recorded into a palimpsest. The paintings retain the immediacy and searching of a sketch on-site, capturing that specific moment. Because of the quickness of a sketch, the basic essence is recorded; details and color are filled in by memory and imagination. In these paintings I share my favorite moments from journeys, revealing the intimacy and private experience of a journal.
Vineyard landscapes from this show are included on the Open Land / Open Space page.
Right: Pigeons in Orange Tree, Sevilla, 12”x24” oil on canvas
Restoration Halo, Venezia, 35”x22” oil on canvas
Left: study after Bernini, Roma, 30”x24” oil on canvas. Center: Bound Slave, Firenza, 14”x10” oil on paper. Right: study after Bernini 2, Roma, 30”x24” oil on canvas.
Hallowed Light, Venezia, 28”x34” oil on canvas
Left: Guardians, Sevilla, 20”x16” oil on canvas
Above: Capuchin Angel, Roma, 10”x8” oil on paper
Left:”If you catch one you can keep it,” Sevilla, 29”x48” oil on canvas
Right: Escuche la musica, Sevilla, 20”x16” oil on canvas
Bamboo and Greenhouse, both 11”x14” oil on canvas