For me, the Park is a significant source of inspiration, respite and recreation. September's tornado wreaked large amounts of damage in Brooklyn. Particularly hard hit were the plantings and grand old trees in Prospect Park. From now until December 31, 2010, I will donate 10% of sales of the six paintings I have of the Park to the Prospect Park Alliance. For more info about the paintings visit my website. Or, contact me. Three paintings (Autumn Walk, Park Trees Along West Drive, Shady Path) are on view at 7th Avenue Wine and Liquor, 88 7th Ave (betw Union and Berkeley Pl). They have a nice selection of wines and liquors, too!
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While I miss painting outside and the thrill of capturing light and color on-site, there are some niceties with painting in my studio. As I've been working on the painting of the Carroll Gardens street scene (see Works in Progress, and below), I've been able to play around with color combinations at my leisure - which is helpful because the church's stone facade in the late afternoon light has an incredible variety of hues...
And, I've finally started a snowy scene of Prospect Park... I'll be posting updates in Works in Progress. It was a lot of fun to recreate the shimmery snow as the sun came out. It took some playing around with surprising color combinations to get the shadows and sunlit areas right. A little more refinement to be done here. I've gotten a couple of references to Monet by studio-mates and neighbors who've seen this painting so far! Sounds good to me!!
Thanks to the blogger at http://ayearinthepark.typepad.com, I remain inspired by Prospect Park and its excellent masquerade as a country escape (although the classic street lamp is a dead give-away).
I sent out an email newsletter today; if you'd like to be on my email list, please click on the link to the left, "Join my mail list". I've also updated the "Works in Progress" page on this blog to show you how I work on paintings: the latest will be the view from my studio and the commissioned view that I mentioned below. Most people don't see this part of the process, except my studiomates. A couple of days ago, I even managed to get out into snowy Prospect Park to take some photos (I wished I had a sled). Finally, I may get to paint a snowy scene.