Artist at Work
During this recent visit to the States, my brother showed me one of the bedrooms in his house in Newport News, VA
that he had redecorated with antique furnishings. On
the wall was this small painting --about 9x12 inches --which I had done back in the 1960's and about which I had forgotten
completely. The subject, I think, was taken from an advertisement
in American Artist Magazine (although that fact should probably not go into any caption on the website.) What I find interesting is the very different style I was using then: lots
and lots of paint. Not too bad, is it?
Girl in a Fur Coat
I don't remember where I saw the photograph upon which this early work was based, but the penetrating blue
eyes of the girl really got to me and I tried to capture them in the painting. I don't know if I succeeded
entirely but, if not, I got pretty close.
Pakistani Jeep Driver
This is a painting I did while still in law school, back in the Middle Ages when I was still basing paintings on
photos I came across in magazines and newspapers. Here we have a weary Pakistani soldier, a jeep driver as I recall, grabbing
a smoke break in the mountains on the border with India.
loved painting from the very beginning, and I have been at it ever since."
This playful Peruvian girl has snatched her father's shotgun.