When Winter hits Philadelphia- it’s as if the sidewalks are pulled in. Sure, I can shoot some terrific post apocalyptic scenes or low contrast still life, but you know that really isn’t me. I have taken some iconic shots that have no sign of the living, but they happened organically. Sub-zero temperatures tend to zap the life out of the organic in Philadelphia. Completely.
It is for this reason, I usually prepare for this season, with a full supply of canvas, paint, and brushes. The ideas of what to paint? Well those aren’t so easy to find.
This year I took a chance and explored the dark side of my mind. Natasha was please to have reassurance that my dark side has a sense of humor, and to be honest, so was I.
The first completed painting in the series is “ROWHOME”. I’m still fortunate enough to live in Old City known as “The Most Historic Square Mile in The USA” where these types of houses sit right off the sidewalk. The image of the beautifully cared for homes is burned into my mind but so is the memory of many that were still unrenovated, gutted shells when I first arrived in the city in the late 80s.
There are 11 paintings so far and a video has been uploaded for viewing. For pricing, private showing, or representation, please contact me directly through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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