Three Commissioned Paintings

I spent the winter of 2013 keeping warm by painting three large oil on wood paintings.  These pieces were commissioned for the lobby of a hospital.  I was encouraged to include a few more animals than usual, hence the squirrel.

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The painting above is entitled Long and Lovely.  I used Ronan lettering enamel, and most areas have two or three coats of paint.  Then I applied many, many dots to enliven the surfaces and make subtle adjustments to the color relationships.

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This painting is entitled Then and Now.

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This painting is entitled Short and Sweet.

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Starting a New Mosaic

I recently started work on a 5′ X 5′ mosaic for a new park in the city of Boston.  The installation date is June 1st so it will be a busy six weeks.  I worked out the design in colored pencil, using the muted palette of the Cinca tiles I have chosen for this project.

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 The working title is City Square with Reflecting Pool.  The tiles in the middle, watery portion of the mosaic will probably be shiny to contrast with the matte ceramic tiles I am using for the buildings.  Below is the first building coming together.

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Art as it Happens