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

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

Painting Safari 2015, Part I

  Our Painting Safari began in France this year because we will not arrive in the US until almost August.  But Plein Air painting has begun, with this painting done at Île de Puteaux, west of Paris, where Sam and I play tennis every Sunday morning.  Île de Puteaux is an island in the Seine where houseboats are moored, as they are all along the Seine both within and outside the city limits of … Read more

Invitation to Vernissage at Salon Aguado, Paris 9eme

This painting was accepted into the contest and exposition “On the Rooftops” in the Salon Aguado, at the Mairie of the 9th arrondissement of Paris.  The exposition and contest is in support of Paris’s bid for its rooftops to be included as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.  It is organized by the Mayor of the 9th arrondissement, Delphine Bürkli.       You are cordially invited to attend the vernissage on Tuesday the 31st March … Read more

On Becoming a Serial Finisher…

“Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” – Euripides Unknown to me before I found this quote was that Euripides trained as a painter in addition to being a playwright.  Each January, we focus on New Year’s Resolutions, new beginnings and new projects.  But then what happens?  I myself have been guilty of starting projects and paintings, then leaving them unfinished.  I think there are about seven unfinished paintings in my … Read more