The Brown Bomber
This was the first of two paintings I did of this house on Day Street in Cambridge, MA (just outside of Davis Square.) I spent a year and a half painting en plein aire in neighborhoods of Somerville, and Cambridge, MA. I wanted to try to be open to finding what I needed for “subject matter” in my own “backyard” ( I was living in my studio on Pearl Street, Somerville) and to delve into more experimentation with paint. The medium I used is called Galkyd, (along with walnut oil and sometimes linseed oil cut with odorless paint thinner.) I remember liking a big brown Chevy Impala parked on the street.