Since I'll be spending more time in DC, and I have to paint for two upcoming shows, I turned the apartment into a makeshift studio.
The natural light, ceiling height and wall space in the apartment are excellent, although I can't work on too many things at once unless I spread out into the rest of the place--which is often the case. In my new work, I"m thinking about the monumental sculpture I saw recently at the National Gallery's Sculpture Garden.
I just started three 60 x 72 inch unstretched canvases. Working with acrylic pigments and binders, I can work on small sections of the paintings on the tabletop. I'm alsoworking on a stack of canvasboard studies (at right) and small drawings (on floor).
Here are Maggie, Austin Thomas and Brooklyn artist Adam Simon. Don't forget to check out Ad's show at Valentine this month.
DC artist Dan Steinhilber looks on as I shamelessly treat one of my dogs like a toy. Photo by Jason Andrew (I promised to give him credit!)
Austin is saying something brilliant. That's Elissa Levy's hair in the upper right corner!
Part Shih-Tzu, part Maltese. So handsome and earnest. Another excellent Jason Andrew photo.
The next day it snowed! Here's a picture of the lovely courtyard outside my windows. The landlady says the building used to be a brothel back in the day. So much history (and scandal) in DC...
Images of 2011 work in the old studio
2011 Interview at Studio Critical
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