Sunday, October 30, 2011

Night Study IV: East on Broughton

I have continued working on my "night study" series this year, using source material from my many visits to Savannah, Georgia. This is yet another perspective of the intersection of Bull and Broughton streets in Savannah, viewed at night.

"Night Study IV: East on Broughton." Oil on stretched canvas, 12 x 16 inches. Completed September 2011.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tybee Island II

Here is another small study I recently completed based on the Tybee Island (GA) lighthouse. This depicts the lighthouse itself, with a lightkeeper's house in the foreground. I may attempt a larger version of this same scene.

"Tybee Island II." Oil on stretched canvas, 9 x12 inches. Completed August 2011.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Palm Springs Vacation

I recently returned from a vacation to Palm Springs, California. While the desert landscape and mountain scenery are spectacular, I was most fascinated with Palm Springs' phenomenal collection of Mid-Century Modern architecture, best exemplified by Richard Neutra's 1946 Kaufmann House (seen above). The clean, sleek linear perspectives of MCM have always attracted me. I could see a new series of work in my future.

While there I visited the Palm Springs Art Museum. It surprised me with its strong 19th century American collection and a wonderful 20th century collection. I ended up spending about three hours there soaking in the artwork. I definitely recommend a visit to the museum if one is ever in the area.