Monday, July 28, 2008
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Email me if you're interested in this painting.
I had a daily ready to post today, but my auto-post system is acting up yet again (sigh.)
Here's a larger painting, done a few years ago. My son Jared and I were making the rounds of galleries in Santa Monica one day, and walked into a show of minimalist paintings. As Jared came through the door, I noticed his shadow cast on the sunlit wall. I immediately thought it would make a great subject for a painting--the realistic shadow contrasted with the literal abstraction of the blue and red artworks and stark white walls. It was as if someone were throwing a shadow across a Mondrian painting.
I made Jared walk in and out the door several times while I snapped photos. The gallery owners must have thought we were nuts. On the other hand...they're probably pretty used to artists.