A New Feeder on a Cold & Clear Day, 2020
Oil, Graphite, Oil Stick on Canvas
30 x 48 x 1.50 in
'New Feeder on a Cold and Clear Day' is another painting in his Nature Chronicles - Seeing What is Outside from Inside Series. His near-obsession with birds and the feeding of birds out his studio and kitchen windows has driven this series. This painting is a story about how he bought a new bird feeder back in January 2020 and was really excited to install and fill it for his birds. The next morning temperatures were very cold and it was quite windy. Even though wind chills were around 0 degrees Fahrenheit he took the time to put up the feeder. He was happy when just a few minutes later Yellow Finches were happily eating from it. His artistic inspirations for the painting are Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell and Jasper Johns.