Last Glance Before Home
2017, oil paint on reclaimed window
31.25" x 26"
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I am always seeking quiet spaces: the quiet in a busy city, in a busy day. My final look back at trails run in the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Medford, MA illustrates just such a moment. The weathered wood, from a friend’s home renovation in Andover, MA frames the trail view.
Every piece I paint on had a life before it came to me, and that's part of the story. All windows are cleaned before I coat the wood of the frame with an acrylic polyurethane to protect and retain the weathered quality of prior layers of paint. I paint on the glass and leave the wood of the frame protected as found. (Please note that preexisting layers of paint on the wood of the window frame may be lead based.)
Windows are ready to hang in your home with hooks on the back, or can be displayed on a tabletop or shelf leaning against a wall. Please do not display against or as existing window opening, as light will eventually degrade and fade paint colors.