CANAL VERDIGRIS  36" x 36”   February 13, 2016   

 

Often In Paris, I have walked along the Seine, finding my way to its tributary canals, where there are old copper lampposts that mark the corners of ancient stone bridges.  This painting is a sunny take on what is usually a grey and overcast Paris, where the sun brings alive the verdigris of the lamp posts, mixed in with the bright blue of sky reflected in water. The geometry begins to alter itself, with a vertical stripe breaking my usual horizontal paradigm, making a direct reference to a physicality of a canal, something I find strangely exciting, new, and symbolic.