When Albert Einstein was asked to phrase his Theory of Relativity in laypersons words, he allegedly said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.” So.. shovel snow for four months and it’s not pretty. In summer when the heat is intense, this painting is pretty and refreshing. So as a tribute to all of you who survived an especially cold and snowy winter, here is a midnight in the snow scene to cool you off on a hot day. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20″. Monochromatic with Pthalo blue, titanium white and chromatic black.
Ever wonder where that term came from? Students studying painting first learned drawing, then materials, color, perspective, still life, figure painting and landscape. When they could put it all together, they presented the Guild with one “Master Piece” that incorporated all the elements they had learned. Also known as a Genre Painting, it shows all your mad skills in one work. I was asked to recreate a Picasso Masterpiece for a couple– looked easy at first. Repainting a master work is a challenge but more than that, it is a way to get inside the head of an artist. I present my version of “Absinthe Drinker”: Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 48″