I returned to school in Fall of 1972 and attempted to get back to where I was a year and a half before as a representational painter.
a copy of a Homer
View from Mom's porch in Chestnut Hill. Welliver said I had put a "figurative lid" on my painting. Keep the lid off as long as you can, he said. I did.
summer in Chestnut Hill
view down Rex Avenue
school self portrait
South Street, perhaps
found my touch again with some of these watercolors
overall feel of a Pollock with Ryder influence
did a series of large canvases
Rudy Burckhardt said he thought this was the best painting in the student show of 1974. Painting is lost. 8 foot paintings are a problem to move and to store.
medium size oil
another 8 footer
one of the first of many views of ocean through dunes
I always liked this composition, well metered by a consistent brush stroke.
all images ©️ Jim Schaefer