A Favorite

I was in the guest room, formerly Emma’s bedroom, and spied one of Sam’s paintings from years ago. I don’t know if Sam would mind me showing this to the world — it doesn’t represent the kind of work he is doing now. If you look closely, you will see a very original, interesting landscape. Yes, those are transparent horizontal and vertical brush strokes. That was a technique he used a lot back then. I like the dreamy look it gives the piece.

It’s one of my all-time favorites (I have a few) and it brings back fond memories. When Sam graduated from the School of the Art Intitute back in 2001, this was projected before the ceremony at the Chicago Theatre. We sure had a lot of fun that week!

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  1. Mike Anderson said:

    I really like the landscape…all muted with no real contrasts to make the obvious focus. I really like the soft dreamy dawness of the landscape and the feeling of anticipated light! Is that why the guy is wearing sunglasses?

    September 1, 2005
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  2. said:

    I’ve always liked this one. It’s got that cool cartoony qaulity.

    September 2, 2005
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  3. said:

    i love that one. i’m typing with one hand today.

    September 3, 2005
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  4. said:

    wrapped around andy. he won’t nap in his nest today–just in my arms…

    September 3, 2005
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  5. Michele said:

    Maxfield Parrish meets Doonesbury. I like it.
    Bo, may I say, I hate the way you are absent for a long time, and then go nuts blogging. I can’t possibly read all these today and comment.
    Could you try to archive them in your computer and dribble them out?
    Thank you. (Although I know you won’t do what I ask.)
    Plus, please bring back little fat headed-Bo. That picture makes me smile everytime I see it.

    September 5, 2005
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