Another 12×6 stretched linen canvas facing east toward various Boston bridges. We (Laraine and I) were near BU’s sailboats; the location was a challenge to get to logistically and physically (must work on the upper body strength) and the road traffic from Storrow Drive was too loud but it is an area to explore . . . that’s MIT to the left with a dome and the Green Building above the trees.
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Up at 6, make coffee in the thermal cup, thermal cup? not iced coffee? and drive over to the Institute by 7 – and really already a bit late for early morning light although not too late for the early morning sprinklers that are trying to keep the grass green. I added the sky and the grass of Killian Court, formerly the “Great Lawn”, and will hopefully get the light on the dome later this week. This is oil paint on a 12×12 cotton canvas.
Following this I headed out to Wellesley and worked for 3 hours to complete last weeks start. Then got home and scraped it down. I’m thinking Vermeer – not to seem full of myself but better a handful of fabulous surviving paintings then extensive donations for the bad art museum. Then I put a layer of paint over the not quite 16×20 inch cotton canvas – for a 2nd time. I do like this size and hope to get a painting that I like on this canvas – this summer!
My show is now hung – 9 paintings, oil on canvas plus my sketchbooks since July 17, 2008 – 2 years plus of eating deliberately. I hope you can visit the show – my paintings are in the gallery space to the right, and my food diaries are straight ahead in the display case on the far wall of the reading room.
There will be a reception on Friday, October 15th, 4-6pm – It’s Rotch Library in Building 7.
Saturday night was a fun late night and Sunday am was a slow start – but was tucked behind the columns by 8. I had the canvas that I painted and wiped off Saturday (unfinished) and started in on the green expanse of the courtyard –
On Saturday afternoon we painted at Elm Bank – lots of options there, want to return this autumn. I did not finish that painting and just wiped down the canvas.