Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clair de Lune • Dreaming of Antibes

Clair de Lune • Dreaming of Antibes (work in progress)

I've been working on a large painting entitled 'Clair de Lune • Dreaming of Antibes'. The painting measures 63" high by 9' wide. In metric that's 160 cm high by 274.32 cm wide.

The beauty of this project is that I only listened to one piece of music while painting it .... the ever lovely 'Clair de Lune' by Claude Debussy. Debussy's early childhood was spent in the French Riviera and I believe was inspired by the beauty of the region - certainly substantiated by the composition: La Mer.

The story of this painting is of a girl, an artist, who escapes the realism of her days by dreaming of the place she loves the most: Antibes. If you stand before this painting while listening to the music of Clair de Lune, I believe you can see the lyric melody surface in the design, color and movement of this piece.

Clair de Lune • Dreaming of Antibes
63" x 108"

On display in the main hallway of Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
February 2011
First Friday Celebration • February 4th • 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Banana Factory First Friday • January 7th

Happy New Year !

This is your invitation to attend the first 'First Friday' of the new year. Escape from the chilly air and be welcome in the warmth of the Banana Factory. View the Banana Factory Artists' Annual Exhibition in the Crayola Gallery, see the Members' show in the Banko Room and don't forget to visit the Banana Factory Artists in their studios on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The party starts at 6:00 pm.

We do wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you on Friday !!


Joyeux Noël'
acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"
A gift of affection to the town of Antibes, France