Tuesday, November 27, 2007

PERSONAL RETROSPECTIVE



Philadelphia City Hall watercolor 40x24



Philadelphia Art Museum (Rocky's steps) watercolor 245x40



Union Station in DC watercolor 24x40

I am continuing the slow process of reviewing slides (and scanning into my computer) of all of my old work, having a kind of private retrospective. In doing so I can see not only the progress and evolution of the work, but also aspects that have been lost along the way. I have always considered this to be a natural process; the more facility and comfort we gain technically, the more our vision and interest grows. In my case, the simple watercolor paintings of the urban landscape were replaced by large, imaginative rural landscapes and barns and fields replaced the corner stores and markets.

But I find myself still fascinated by those early subjects, and now the struggle is to find the time to do “everything”, which of course is one I cannot win. But that won’t stop me from trying.

Today I have posted examples of my “architectural portraits”. I am a fan of the Beaux Art style.

1 comment:

Villager said...

This is beautiful work. The Philadelphia City Hall is, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece of architecture.