This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
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May 13, 2009


Most of you are familiar with Vermeers' self portrait.

Many of you may know that he had eleven children.
I wondered if he ever took a vacation from those two rooms?

So I thought I'd bring the family to Long Island for the summer, preferably an inexpensive motel in Montauk, the nearby Hamptons being pricier, what with eleven children and a few servants, one just to pour the milk.

I proceeded to do a painting titled "J.Vermeer Spends the Summer in Montauk". Oil on canvas-50 x 38"

This was many years ago, the painting was in a few shows, but it seemed like a dead end. I wanted to explore the vacation concept further, so took him into the darkroom. (If Photoshop was around then, I wasn't aware of it)

To be continued........................................................


  1. I've always loved "Summer in Montauk". Used to spend quite sometime on the staircase in Morrison, staring...

  2. Thanks RGb. The painting is in good hands isn't it?
    If I had it to do over, I'd put jet contrails in.
    It(The Walking Dunes area) was under the flight path of the arriving Concord.
    Broke the sound barrier every morning at 9:40