Above, LaSalle Street. Oil on canvas panel, 8x24. Contact Sandy at Center Framing & Art for price information. The phone number is 860-233-7804. Painting on left, below, is also LaSalle Street. It's oil on stretched canvas, 11x14. Contact Sandy at Center Framing & Art for price information.
Back home from working on our house in New York, I awoke to find that I couldn't stand. My back had - surprisingly - gone out, somehow.
This happens about once a year to me. One time, Peter squeezed me in a big hug, and I heard something crack, and my back was fine. This time, I spent a day and a half on the couch, to the delight of the dogs, and by this morning, I was able to stand and walk and carry things and, most importantly, paint.
Sandy from Center Framing & Art in West Hartford Center had invited me to paint on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. It happened to be in the middle of West Hartford Days, so I was guaranteed a crowd.
I painted all day, and even though I didn't sell anything, I had a great time. My brother Rand came, with his wife Molly and their daughter Larkin. I met all sorts of new people. The strollers and shoppers were friendly and interested, and I got all sorts of oohs and aahs.
Tired and sore by the end of the day, I neglected to take photos of my paintings. I had to double back, and these two pieces already were in the window. Even though they're not the straight-on photos I usually shoot, I think you can get a good sense of them. Cityscapes! A departure for me - and I really enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks for reading - and if you came out to West Hartford Saturday, thanks for saying hi.