So I have been combing the central Iowa landscape looking for those special little places in that special early or late light. Low and behold this day presented a nice little jewel of a moment.
Study of Rail Road Bridge in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
It’s true. Last year (2014) while in Duluth MN. we tailed Bob Dylan riding in the back of an old Bentley with some of his friends. He was playing that night in Duluth and stayed at the Fitgers Hotel where we saw him go in. We could see and hear the concert from our house. It poured like hell.
I find that cows are very curious and nervous around bipeds tracking them down for photo ops.
I love painting skies with clouds. and cows make for excellent subject matter here in the midwest. You will see a lot more Iowa landscape paintings from me this summer.
Henry the Clown tried to hitchhike his way out of town on his escape from the circus he was living in. No one offered Henry a ride and now he is alone and darkness is approaching. He pauses though in revelation on witnessing his very first sunset as a free man. Who knows what tomorrow will bring for our neophyte Henry.
So Henry the clown contemplated the door and has now gone through it out into the world. He is “on the lamb” from the life he was living and is venturing out in the world to see just what it is made of. Stay tuned. We will be right with him through his discoveries, his trials and tribulations, his becoming.
This little painting is the start of a narrative about becoming. About questioning ones self about where in life they are and where they might be headed. Stay tuned as Henry the Clown adventures out into life, loses his innocence and discovers himself.
In Downtown Des Moines we have a most excellent sculpture park. A subdued painting on a gray day of Nara’s “White Ghost.” Middle ground is Hume’s “Back of Snowman.” and the late Barry Flanagan’s “Thinker on a Rock.”
One cold, rainy, and windy early spring day in downtown Des Moines, Iowa just north of the library. Love trying to capture what is reflected back from wet concrete streets.
This is a knife painting of the back entrance of a little but supremely excellent Italian restaurant and hotel in South Beach Miami.
McGillins Pub is in Philadelphia and a favorite place to relax after a long days work. I’ve traveled to Philly many times and enjoy walking downtown to this little spot on Drury Street. You turn the corner and yep… there it is!