Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Salsa Seat"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite

I start these paintings that have straight lines, buildings, etc... and I think why am I doing this? It's just plain hard work. But satisfying when it's done.

This scene is from Asheville, a couple of doors down from the 16 Patton Gallery where I show my work. It's the side window seating of a great restaurant called Salsa.

Please click here for a larger view.


Melissa Evangeline Keyes said...

Your verticles!

Are the monument and pole really leaning? Or is this humor?

I'm must start collecting some of your paintings before your prices goes through the roof! I love your work. I wish I could leave brush strokes, but my subject says no. I am amazed at your prolific production, and am so happy for you in your success!

I am thinking of getting a small job in a framing shop to mimic your background of seeing so much artwork.

Werner said...

Very nice. I like the "distance contrast" between the person in the background and the man in the foreground - there seems to be some secret relation between them (like sometimes in de Chirico's paintings) - you're getting metaphysical, without to become surreal. Masterly.

Catnap40 said...

regarding the monument and the pole. This is Asheville, everything is on a hill and always looks a kilter.