Sunday, December 14, 2014
An Old Wall
During the night, a winter storm rolled over Santa Fe, and left a blanket of snow covering everything.
My Sunday morning ritual is to go to a local shop that is known for magazines, newspapers, art on the walls, coffee, tea and pastries. It is usually bustling with people, sometimes in groups, sitting at tables and having animated conversations. I buy a New York Times newspaper, a pastry, and cup of dark roast coffee, then find a place to sit. Amidst the cackling conversations and background music, I begin pouring over the substantial newsprint. The NY times is so rich in content, especially Sunday, that it takes me all week to go through it. The following Sunday, I buy another.
This morning, I went to find an old wall that I made an oil painting of in the spring. My thought is to paint it again, this time in winter. It will be the same size and shape.
A French artist by the name of Claude Monet famously made impressionist paintings in a series, depicting changing times of day—and seasons as well.
Click to see Steven Boone artwork