Monday, April 27, 2009

"Summer Time"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite

I'm not one for Victorian or Romantic era paintings - perhaps I'm jaded from framing so many through the years. Then I see one in the flesh, like this painting by Frank Benson titled 'Summer'. It hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum - a must-see collection that's often overlooked because it's not on the Mall with the other museums. This new painting is included in my upcoming dual show opening May 9th.

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1 comment:

Maryanne said...

Nice work, I like the contrast here of the "window" of the outside, light, graceful figure, vs. the dressed in black gallery goer indoors.

I love the SAAM as well, as it has the portrait gallery there. the building is incredible (once a treasury building?) seems carved out of marble.

It is off the beaten track.