Reminder to visit City Wide Open Studios this weekend…

  This weekend, October 27 & 28, I will be participating in the New Haven City-Wide Open Studios, at the Alternative Space at Yale West Campus. I’ll be showing my series, Sign Paintings, as well as some pieces from the Paris Project.  In addition I’ll have some watercolors available. On exhibit you will also find contemporary work by over 200 Connecticut artists. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Phil

My Picture at an Exhibition at Front Street Gallery, Patterson, New York…

This Painting, “I’ve Got a Secret,” will be featured at an exposition of paintings at the Front Street Gallery in Patterson, NY. The show is entitled “A New Chapter”. The Opening Reception (Vernissage) will be this Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The show will run through Thursday, June 21, 2018. Click Here, to find out about Front Street Gallery Thank you, Felice

What is the Meaning of This? …and my Painting at an upcoming Exposition at Grand Palais, Paris

The other day I was reading an article on the effect of play on children’s brains.  It turns out that it’s good for children to play. Who knew!  But wait, it’s good for animals to play too.  Yes, animals play.  People who have dogs know this already.  Maybe it’s good for adults to play as well, but let’s not go too far. So this got me thinking about all the programmed activity we provide … Read more

Where I’m Calling From…

Doodling on a page from an obsolete Saint Germain-en-Laye phone book (I keep wanting to say Facebook). It’s obsolete for two reasons. First it was last year’s phone book. Second, who uses phone books nowadays anyway? I wonder about the connection between these particular people on this particular page. They all live in the same town. Their names all begin with the same letter – M.  I myself am somewhere in this book but … Read more

Open Carry on Cape Cod…

On my last trip to the US, Painting Safari 2016, I decided to Open Carry (my brushes). Now I know that Massachusetts is not a traditional Open Carry state. It is not a crime for license holders, but they have sometimes been known to have their permits revoked. Things are becoming more difficult for painters!  I can’t believe that plein-air painting is even illegal in some parts of Florida.   But I decided to … Read more

Now at Flux Factory, Picturing the Unprintable…

This painting, Fairmount Theater II, is featured in an Exposition entitled  “Picturing the Unprintable” at Flux Factory 39-31 29t Street, Long Island City, New York.  It was the subject of my post of February 28, 2015 (On Becoming a Serial Finisher).  The opening is tonight, October 7, 2016 and the show runs until October 16.  The show was inspired by the novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Earnest Hemingway.  It explores the idea of what … Read more

L’Heure Bleue (The Blue Hour)

I thought the Blue Hour only occurred in France, perhaps because it was here in Paris that I first appreciated it.  But in fact, the Blue Hour can occur anywhere on earth, either in the city or in the countryside.  In Spain it’s called La Hora Azul. During twilight, when the sun descends between 4 and 6 degrees below the horizon, the Blue Hour can happen.  A lot depends on temperature, the amount of … Read more

The Candy Man…

Dear Friends and Family, Candy has always played an important part in my life. My first memory of candy was as a little boy playing in my back yard. Mrs. Nolan would sit in her open window next door, on the second floor. She’d call to me and throw a paper bag filled with candy. It would sometimes get stuck in the grape arbor and I’d have to climb up to get it, but … Read more