Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Work, So Many Books

Continuing with works that reflect my travels, I have been working on another 40" x 60" oil on canvas painting. This new painting depicts a used book sale under the pedestrian bridge along the Thames River near the Tate Modern Museum in London. My daughter had enjoyed an afternoon at the Museum. We happened upon a book sale while walking back to our hotel. This painting is nearly complete. Working out the complexity of the image has been very challenging. I have really enjoyed the process of developing the illusion of deep space and resolving relationships between the figures from the foreground to background. The feeling of calm and quiet present in this moment, in the midst of a bustling city like London, is an experience that I will always remember.