Saturday, May 16, 2020


New painting:

2020, oil on linen, 13" x 13"
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries

This painting is closely related to another, Subway Loops.

Subway Loops,
2009, oil on linen, 40" x 50"
Collection of the Wen Long Foundation, Taiwan

When I first started painting Subway Loops in 2008, the composition was smaller, 30" x 32", with two rows of seated figures and three figures holding the loops.

After finishing the heads of two figures, I decided to rework the composition, increasing the size to 40" x 50", and adding another row of seats and one more figure holding a fourth loop. A new canvas was stretched and the first version was abandoned.

However, I liked the two faces I'd painted on that first version, and cut them out of the canvas, saving the two pieces and restretching them. One - Woman Wearing a Red Hat - was finished in 2014. This second unfinished canvas, Loop, remained hanging on a wall in my studio until a few weeks ago when it finally returned to the easel and the red dress, the loop, and the background were painted. 

Subway Loops, drawing #9
2008,  pencil on paper with pastel tone on reverse, 30" x 32"
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries

Above: the final drawing for the first version of the composition. 
Below: the expanded composition for Subway Loops

Subway Loops, drawing #11
2009, pencil on paper with pastel tone on reverse, 40" x 50"
Collection of the Wen Long Foundation, Taiwan

Here's the other figure that was saved and finished a few years ago: 

Woman Wearing a Red Hat
2014, oil on linen, 16" x 10"
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries


May - June 2020

An Online Exhibition
About the Artist: Andrew Stevovich

Adelson Galleries
New York      Palm Beach

click to view the online exhibition

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New York, NY 10022
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