Friday, May 16, 2008


This 4 part painting is tittled "Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall".
I donated it to a charity auction for the Sophia Academy in Providence, RI. I wasn't informed of the total dollar value the painting raised for the school but I do know, from a bidder in the silent auction, that it fetched more for the school than a lunch with the famous/notorious Buddy Cianci. I'm just proud that appreciation for my art could trump notoriety, and for a good cause.

I also donated another painting, titled MOD to a fund raiser for my children's school; I have to admit there was a higher degree of self interest there.

As usual with this painting it is hard to see all the layers and texture, which is integral to all my paintings. With this set I try to capture the exuberant hues of each season. It's not so much the exact visual tint that I try to reproduce but more of the sum total color experience, something you feel in memory. The wood pieces were clean cut but salvaged from a defunct construction project. Each piece went through several iterations before the final composition came together. I find I am becoming increasingly fastidious about the balance of color. A bit too much white here or not enough red there changes the entire thing for me. I can't tell you how I know when it is done but I know it when I see it.

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