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“Studio with Rocking Chair” A Woodcut

“Studio with Rocking Chair” A Woodcut

Woodcut (Xylography)   I’m attracted to the woodcut  for its  physicality, material presence, and rich history. It is the oldest form of relief printing and was used from the start to communicate with large numbers of people. So it has a democratic, non-elitist...

Painting in Park Güell, Barcelona

Painting in Park Güell, Barcelona

On Saturday I went up to Park Güell to paint. I had been there the week before to do some studies in my sketchbook and scout locations, but wanted to return to work in "plein air" as I'm doing more of lately. Painting in Park Güell The location I chose for this...

Painting an Old Church, Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

Painting an Old Church, Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

Passing by Sant Pau del Camp (Saint Paul of the Fields) a couple weeks ago, I paused for a moment to make a sketch of it. This painting is based on that sketch. Sant Pau de Camp is a church and former Benedictine monastery located in the Raval district of Barcelona....

A Good Place to Start From, Barcelona, 2017

A Good Place to Start From, Barcelona, 2017

This is my first painting of 2017 and the the first in a new body of work. Through the forthcoming paintings, drawings and woodcuts, I intend to chronicle some of the people, places and things which I encounter along the way during this year in and around Barcelona,...

The True Light

The True Light

“I said: What about my eyes? He said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion. He said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? He said: Tell me what you hold inside it. I said: Pain and sorrow. He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where...

Farewell, Summer

Farewell, Summer

I started this painting towards the end of August. It's a vision of summer which is partly based on my experience here in Spain and partly on reverie. It's a daydream, a mythical ideal of the Mediterranean which I sometimes escape into and find refuge and inspiration...

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