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I don’t often do landscapes, I’m just not drawn to paint green trees and blue skies.  It’s just not that interesting to me, in a painterly sense.  But, sometimes I will come across buildings that fascinate me, and just today I’ve figured out what it is that grabs my eye.  I love the idea of a really rich, resonant dark pitted against a very bright light.  This doesn’t often occur outdoors.  These two paintings show two instances, one in Italy, the other in Islip, New York, in which there is this sense of an outdoor room, and light streaming into this dark room through a doorway.  Nothing too fascinating here, no metaphors or anything.