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Lecture Series

Once a week visiting professionals from the Boston area make a one hour formal presentation to the graduate students on their subject of expertise. So far we have learned about the birth and death of stars from a brilliant MIT physics professor and eaten freshly harvested oysters shucked by the operations manager of a south shore farm. One of the earliest requests made of the graduate students was to contribute a set of drawings to be given to each speaker in lieu of monetary payment. The ten drawings from each artist were assembled into ten portfolios. I chose to focus on the the view from my studio window. Although my drawings have already been handed in, the process immediately became an important part of my work. I plan to continue the series as long as possible. All drawings are sumi ink and bamboo pen on Arches cotton paper, 7-1/2 x 10 inches.

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Comm Ave

The last two weeks felt like a roller coaster’s slow steady climb. Then the front car crested the first peak and it was look out below, full of shrieks, hollers and incredulous smiles: id, parking pass, bank loan, orientation, materials, moving out, moving in, classes, assignments, receptions, meeting colleagues and instructors. Commuting for a couple hours each day is intense but not impossible. While I’ve had the good fortune to be a student in many excellent schools, being a member of Boston University’s fine arts graduate painting program at this time in my life is a much appreciated privilege.

A week of rain and fog provided soft edges and low contrast for a painting from my new studio. It was rushed between appointments, an image on top of a previous painting. The surface was not absorbent and the paint felt too slippery. After making arrangements for a month it was good to actually paint.

Comm Ave

Comm Ave, oil on linen panel, 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm), 09/07/11

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