Thursday, March 21, 2013
Charlie. 5x7" oil on panel 2000
Charlie was a model at Boston University when I was a student there. He came and sat for me one winter day. I borrowed the red backdrop from my friend Gabe, and I remember really enjoying the reflection of the red on his skin.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
6x6" oil on paper study of Tomie dePaola spring 2012
I first met Tomie about 15 years ago in Provincetown at the William Scott Gallery. He was buying one of my paintings (it was a portrait of Sigrid Undset, a norwegian author we both admired). Tomie is best known for his books for children. (he's written about 250 books including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmont ave, The Art lesson.... and the list goes on and on) We struck up a friendship that day and have been in touch with each other ever since. Sometimes a year or two will go by before we see or hear from each other but he is always there. About a year ago I drove up to NH to his house and painted this little portrait.
Last week Tomie skyped with my son's 1st grade class, it was SO FUN! He is a good guy, and
I hope this painting catches the goodness in him.
Thank you Tomie!