December 11, 2011

Deconstructing Buildings

I haven't gotten to resolve much of the right side yet ... and the reflections in the 2-story window/stairwell in the minty green building are way off, but my main concern at this point is breaking down the building shapes to up the abstraction level. This is definitely more complex than painting problems I usually confront, which I hope I'll think is a good thing by the time I finally finish this.

December 9, 2011

Working on the Bethesda painting

As I'm playing around with color in this painting, I'm also planning the painting that's going to be next to it -- there's a minty green building which housed Gallery Neptune that's just out of view ... and I'm going to paint it and looking a bit to the west in the next work. That's forcing me to keep in mind how the colors are going to work when there's a companion painting. The paintings are too rest hang side by side in my studio easel, so this is going to force me to do some creative studio spacing to get everything to fit.

In January at Bethesda Library there's an artist whose work is going into our display cases... and these paintings are going to go on the wall.

December 7, 2011

Bethesda in the Rain

I went up to the top floor of a parking garage to get this rainy view looking up Arlington Road in Bethesda. I've got more work to do on this, a lot of work especially on the gray rooftops with mechanical vents and such, but this is the start.

December 6, 2011


I used to paint a lot of reflections, silver, chrome, bodies of water. Inside today on a rainy afternoon I managed to get out my paints for a short while with only a glass of water for inspiration.