Friday, December 20, 2013

RAINY EVENING, MAIN STREET, VICTOR, NY

RAINY EVENING, MAIN STREET, VICTOR, NY
The stores on this street have gone through dozens of tenants over the years, but the configuration of the architecture has changed almost not at all.  Watercolor, half sheet, 14x20 in.

SETTING SAILS ON A SHARK, WINDY SUNDAY MORNING, CYC

SETTING SAILS ON A SHARK, WINDY SUNDAY MORNING, CYC
There's a looseness to the work on this painting that I like...for half an hour the brush seemed to have all authority.   Plus I loved the image itself, from the first moment I saw my photograph, especially the interplay between the shadowed figure on the sail and the back lit girl pressing her hand against the main. A Shark, for those who have never seen one, is an open deck catamaran made of thin veneers and designed exclusively for racing; it's extraordinarily fast.  Watercolor, 10x14 in.