Saturday, March 17, 2018

Eddie's Brother

Eddie's Brother
8" x 6", oil on linen, 2018

This composition was developed with just two drawings. The first one was made over twenty years ago and added to my collection of drawings - ideas for future paintings - where it would resurface from time to time. 

Eddie's Brother (drawing. #1)
5" x 3 1/4", pencil on graph paper, 1996

For whatever reason, it caught my eye three weeks ago and I felt it was time to realize it in paint. I made a second and larger drawing, and used it to transfer the image to the linen:

Eddie's Brother (drawing #2)
8" x 6", pencil on paper with burnt sienna pastel tone on reverse, 2018

A different man carrying a similar bundle appeared in a 1984 painting:

8" x 13", oil on linen, 1984
Private Collection, Massachusetts


  1. Odd bundle ... perhaps he's removing the monkeys from your studio!

  2. Perhaps the man with the bundle will be a reappearing mystery that future art historians will wonder about. I like your friend who imagined a monkey evacuation. You really should get rid of them. They are pretty nasty you know.
    - B



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