Saturday, March 13, 2021


I spent July through December working on the painting below, titled September

Compositions with an abundance of leaves are among my most complex and take a lot of time to paint. The placement and color of each leaf, the flow they generate together with the branches and trunks, are always a challenge. 

2020, oil on linen, 34" x 22"
Private collection, Florida

The color organization puts cool greens and a blue sky in the upper part of the painting, and warm reds and browns in the lower. In a way opposite of what I did in another recent painting, Subway Interior, where the warm colors are on top and the cool below.

Subway Interior
2020, oil on linen, 26" x 15"

Below are my two largest leaf paintings. Each took a year or more to complete. 

In the Garden
2006-2007, oil on linen, 62" x 72"
Private collection, New York

Woman with Autumn Leaves
1992-1994, oil on linen, 36" x 72"
Private collection, California

Meanwhile, during the last two months I've been working on a painting of a woman playing with a cat and developing drawings - including a large one of an audience at a theatrical performance.


If you're reading this in an email and would like to see or make comments please view this page in your browser. The comment function is not enabled in an email. Additional social media share buttons are also enabled in the browser. All comments and shares would be much appreciated.

No comments:

Post a Comment


"There is more power in telling little than in telling all."
- Mark Rothko

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meanings are unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
- Magritte

"Now, the idea is to get everything right -- it's not just color or form or space or line -- it's everything all at once."
- Richard Diebenkorn