Making notecards of Gèrard Squirrel. A local flower shop thought they were perfect since gardeners have a real love-hate relationship with squirrels. Who can resist Gèrard, even though he’s probably headed for your tulip bulbs?
26X30” on canvas. Three days ago this was a totally different painting. A brownstone in Brooklyn. I was going for a rather abstract expression of this beautiful building, and it was going well for awhile, then got too messed up to rescue. Gessoed over it and just started making swirls.
Hmmm, trying to be more abstract in my landscapes. It’s hard for me to paint ‘something’ when I’m doing abstract. I only think in terms of shapes and forms and colors but not trees and people and clouds. Well, I’m going to keep trying this approach and see how it goes. This is a scene from my New York visit to Governor’s Island. Quite an interesting place, just a short ferry ride away.
It’s been a busy summer so far. I spent a month in New York, and I could have used another 3 or 4 months. I was walking for miles every day, basically exploring neighborhoods. My plan is to move there. I don’t know how I will make that happen…might have to just do extended stays for a bit. I have no problem moving there without a job or an apartment (I do have someplace to stay short term, and I can get temp work) but I don’t know what to do with my stuff here. Rent my apartment, furnished?? I don’t know. It’s a work in progress. Meanwhile, I have lots of great photos that I’m going to paint, mostly Brooklyn and Governor’s Island. I better get busy!
This looks like a great subject for one of my small paintings. Or I can paint it in a more abstract style, too.