Thursday, November 29, 2007

'Oak Park, Illinois'......oil on canvas panel......4 3/4 x 5.5 inches (SOLD)

'Old Barn'.......oil on canvas panel........4 3/4 x 5.5 inches

Hello Bloggers and Blogging People, People of the Blogosphere, Blogizens of Blogilization. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Let me tell you of my adventures in the world beyond the internet which I know as Earth. Picture if you will a place with wide open spaces and fresh balmy air. We on Earth call this the outside ;-) It was whilst venturing “outside” that I executed several small paintings pictured above. These two I have selected for your perusal because they had both been submitted and accepted into the 2007 Greenwich Workshop Gallery’s Small Works Exhibition which took place this past weekend.

First, there is the painting “Oak Park, Illinois”. Because of the small sized canvas I was able to capture the fleeting afternoon light. Considering how cold it was, it was necessary to paint in an expedient manner. Next, I refer you to “The Old Barn”. This was painted in Ojai, located just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles. Ojai’s a sleepy little town founded by hippies during the sixties. It has an abundance of rustic, rural, recreational regions, regulated regularly by Reagan-era rebels. Ridiculous! I was fortunate to find a friendly fifty-something farmhand named Fred whose foresight and faith in feet and foreskins…....aah forget it. Excelsior!!! …..channeling Dr. Seuss…….