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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Stroll on Pearl Selected for Louisville Show
I received the great news this weekend that my painting "Stroll on Pearl St." has been selected for the Louisville National Fine Art Show, in September. The Pearl St. pedestrian mall in Boulder is a favorite location for me, with great people watching, nice architecture, lively street cafes and a relaxed atmosphere. I tried to convey some of these elements in my depiction of this scene, and emphasized the light with the juicy dark colors in the shadows. The figures in the scene are from my imagination, a young couple on a stroll, she is telling him something, is he intent listening as he walks with his eyes on the pavement ahead... or is he half lost in thought himself...? Earlier in my career, I used to avoid figures; nowadays I'm quite happy to populate my paintings with them and let them add some drama to the scenes. Then it's up to the viewer's imagination to complete the story!