I brought this painting of Brandon to his parents, who had commissioned it, and they were thrilled.  I still have a bit of work to do on it, but I’m glad with the progress, and pleased that the parents liked the work.

It has been said that every portrait, painted by the artist, is in fact a self portrait.  Perhaps moreso this painting, even though it is a portrait commission of another.  It’s as if the tear, the peering into the unknown, the look on the face… is somehow the statement of all the wonder within me.  I’m created, I create, I ponder creation.  To be alive, life, what a fascinating circle.

During the making of this painting, I felt like I was in dialogue with Rachmaninov, that he was saying everything I was trying to say.  Please click on the following, to hear his Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18, adagio sostenuto. Though I wouldn’t want to bastardize the visual piece by saying the painting needs the music, I do enjoy them together.

 Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, performed by Lang Lang

Please come and see my new works at the upcoming Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition.  It is this Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from twelve to six, at the corner of 10th and University Ave.  For details-www.wsoae.org

The following weekend, I’ll be exhibiting my new works at the Gallery North Outdoor Art Show.  It is Saturday and Sunday, the 10th, and 11th, from ten til six.  For details-  www.gallerynorth.org


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