Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cell Phones

This painting was finished earlier this week and is based on several drawings I made last August. The five central figures create a circular motion within the overall square and hopefully give the picture a quiet stability, while a lot of triangular geometries give a contrasting energy.

Cell Phones
15" x 15"     oil on linen     2012
Private Collection, Massachusetts

The composition originally began with just the two women in the foreground, but as the image evolved, more figures appeared. The two figures in the upper corners arrived last, one of which I changed while painting. 

Cell Phones, drawing #2
7 1/4" x 9"     pencil on graph paper     2012

Cell Phones, drawing #4
15" x  15"     pencil on graph paper     2012
Private Collection, Massachusetts
Cell Phones, drawing # 7
15" x 15"     pencil on paper     2012


  1. Everyone talking; no one communicating. The only one without a phone sits ignored-a commentary on our times.
    All of which reminds me we should talk.


  2. Such a treat to run across your work. Love it.

  3. Love the colors, the lines and the theme is so about life. I love it!



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