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the first sunny day after weeks, months of rain. i went out in my white terrycloth bathrobe and painted the chairs i built with my dad sitting under the olive tree in my back yard. i sketched the scene using my new scheme of format proportions and i like the way it turned out, with the inviting opening at the bottom of the picture. i painted the whole thing in the time it took to listen to the brandenburg concertos performed by leonhardt, kuikjen, and bruggen — a favorite old recording that i had just rediscovered on CD.
Last revised 08.01.2005 • © 2005 Bruce MacEvoy