During the Coronavirus, 2020. Oil on canvas. 48 x 72 inches.
Unlike the other paintings in this harbor series, “Memories, Dreams, and Reflections” focuses on emotion and ignores the actual perspective and construction of the bridge. I wanted to paint a night scene, so William and I drove to the harbor to refresh my memory of night colors. It was right after the first lockdown, and they had closed the Port. Only one container ship was operating and there were no trucks! The stillness was eerie; so unlike the usual non-stop activity. I decided to incorporate that stillness in this image.
The harbor paintings , and other works , are stunning Helen. Very complex. It will be a beautiful show with historical significance. Excellent!
I had intended to spend my Saturday morning putting in a few hours of (not at all urgent) work, but instead I was lured into taking an extensive stroll through your gallery. I feel as if I spent the morning in a boutique Paris museum (ah, Paris!) and I’ve emerged back onto the boulevards with the rods and cones of my eyes supercharged to see color. Now I just need to find a baguette, a bar of chocolate, and a bottle of burgundy as I wander along the Seine back to my hotel.