Andrea Mossop took this photo of a painting I am working on. She called it a "a fun synchronicity" - the painting, the pallet, the table cover and my old shirt being recycled to clean my brushes. I will post the completed painting later - though not much left to do on it.
Envy: I was at a dance at Queens' U., Wallace Hall where the young'uns were doing the jive to a live band. This couple were really "jiving" and there was a lady, older, in a red dress along with a couple of other single women who were looking on. (The punch bowl and glasses were part of the treats we had for our Feb. Thaw Sale)
Four Red Chairs: Every piece in this painting I have owned or still own. I painted this over a couple of years as a representation of the many antique shows I have done. I was deliberately not trying to do a "composition" as I was trying to represent that moment just before a show begins and stuff still needs to be placed.
Reflections: With some liberties this is a corner of my living room. The fish in the foreground is a folk art carving that I mounted on a stand. I was trying to get the feel of a winter night when the windows are wet on the inside and the reflections are distorted.
I am currently organizing an art show, Before the Rush, at the Ivy Lea this fall, Oct. 30,31 and Nov. 1st. My paintings and "found art" (unique architectural artifacts) will be exhibited along with the work of 19 other artists. This is a wonderful show in a great prestigious location. For more information: