It turns out painting has a few things in common with fishing. Artists look for similar choice spots to set up and don’t like newcomers to crowd it. The best catch is often the one that got away. The first painting I did looked great about a half hour before I finished work. The experience reminded me of a joke heard this summer: How many people does it take to make a painting? Two. One to paint, and one to shoot the artist before they ruin it.
Charles River, no. 2, oil on paper, 9 x 10.5 in, (22.86 x 26.67 cm), 8/15/09
Charles River, no. 3, oil on paper, 9.5 x 6.75 in, (24.13 x 17.15 cm), 8/15/09