Lee Statue, Monument Ave., Spring, 2013
Oil, 24 x 30. When I started work on this, it was March, and the trees had not yet come into leaf, so I had a good view of the statue. This is a studio piece, and, before I worked on it, I did a 5 x 7 study of it, in which there is an impression of the bare trees in front ofthe statue.
When it came to doing the trees, however, the idea of all those bare twigs . . . yechh. But putting leaves on the trees would have obscured the statue. So I eliminated the trees.