March 11, 2016

City Reflections

Years ago, I painted a window scene with a cat perched on the sill and abstract reflections  in each of the window panes. My studio mate, Linda Button, paints store window displays and the reflections of the street scenes that merge into the mannequins and clothes in the window.

I've been spending a bit more time in NYC and Seattle ... and in the suburb where I live, the big city is coming to us in ever taller buildings and busier streets.    Working on a street scene in my studio gives me a chance to play with the forms that appear in the windows and the mysterious way they combine to clearly show both the buildings across the street and the fluorescent lights within.

While I've been focusing in my volunteer life on the development in our community, it's becoming a bigger part of my thinking and may well be the focus of the next set of paintings I'll be working on.

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