Monday, February 25, 2013

Pink Lilies and Wonderful Cloth

I really liked how this fabric looked with the glass vase...all the blues and browns and then the one dying leaf as well as the blossom just opening up....nothing better than that bright orange pollen on a pink lily....16x20" oil on canvas

Thursday, February 21, 2013

57th st and the IBM Building Looking West

I really liked the juxtaposition of this sculpture(by whom I forget?) with the lights of the windows across the street...all of the reflected light everywhere works for me...throw in a few strolling New Yorkers and voila! 30x40" oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Church in the City

I was struck with how the church looked so warm and small surrounded by the taller,cooler colored buildings on this late winter afternoon...I loved the long shadows cast by the walkers in the sunlight...and all the flags and all the reflecting windows, another wonderful NYC scene... oil on canvas 3'x4'

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Storm and The Form

Or, how the naked figures were buried in snow...we didn't get as much as Ct. but we got over a are my two gardens sculptures with their cone heads of snow and their lower halfs missing...the first figure (1/3 life size)I did at the National Academy in NYC 40? years ago in wet clay and  my mother had it cast in bronz after I cast it in plaster...the second figure (2/3 life size)was sculpted about 10 years ago here in the Berkshires at Ann Jon's studio in wet clay and was cast in bronz back then...I love to work with wet clay and the figure....sorry not to do more of it!

Friday, February 1, 2013

January Sunset in the Berkshires

I saw this view when we went out cross country skiing in the valley across from our house...this winter cornfield looks very different than in the summer...just the stubble of those huge corn stalks poking through ...I really loved the sky and how it reflected in the snow....the clouds become more important when there is no lush greenery around....the distant hills cold and dark...36x48"oil on canvas