Friday, November 18, 2016

Mural for Field Notes

In October I painted a mural for Coudal Partners, the makers of the very cute Field Notes notebooks. 

       I found the image in the archives at the Chicago History Museum.

           My pal Kent and I projected it, and painted it with six shades of gray paint. 

It fit perfectly in the space thanks to Jim Coudal's excellent direction and vision. 

Here is a video about it:

So many idiots at the Louvre

Treasures from Paris

I went to Paris in October. Here are just three of the gems I saw:

(At the Louvre) a Study of Hands by Largillierre (1715)

Francois Biard, Magdalena Bay, 1841. One of my favorite paintings ever. These explorers are exhausted and near death, but get to see some of the most beautiful things in the world. Sort of like the experience of trudging through a museum for hours on end.

So modern for 1900! Felix Vallotton — at Musee D'orsay

Coping after November 8th