Last year I finally got to Paris. While there I felt too overwhelmed to paint. I was recently asked to donate a painting to the
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh
5th Annual Bastille Day Celebration auction. So it was a good excuse to
go through my photos and make this little sketch. And also reflect upon the trip, thus the title.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a big deal here in Pittsburgh. It is
usually a rainy couple of weeks but not this year. Yesterday I gave a
workshop to a few artists, one of which needed to be close to the porta
potty. I thought, OK why not make that the subject of my demo? It was an
excellent example of complementary colors, simple shapes, light and
color families. A smart ass passerby told me it was a crappy painting. I
have to admit it brought a smile to both of us.
Full time artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been a gravedigger, chicken catcher, landscaper, graphic designer, museum art installer, college instructor, and now, finally, I'm painting everyday, which is what I've been trying to do all along.