Here is another photo of a new painting hanging in the Bone and Joint area of St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

Figures in Motion, Watercolor

Thanks to Monsoon Gallery in Bethlehem, PA for  providing this incredible opportunity for me to have my favorite work hung in a place of healing.  Erin did a fabulous job with the matting and framing!  I look forward to seeing the paintings in person.

Paintings in the hallway of St Lukes Hospital

All of the paintings were done in watercolor or pen and ink with watercolor.  They ranged in size from 18″ x 24″ up to 24″ x 48″ unmatted.  Some of them are figures in yoga postures, others are figures dancing and the large ones are of people in line, dancing, talking and interacting in one way or another.

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The paintings are hung!

Bone and Joint, St Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, PA

I am delighted that the colors in the paintings work so exceptionally well with the sofa and chairs.  I hope the figures will promote an attitude of healing, emotionally, mentally and physically.  I believe there are fourteen large paintings hung in the Bone and Joint Wing on the second floor.  If you click on the image you can see the paintings a bit better.

Paintings: (left)drawn first with pencil, followed by strokes of watercolor. (right) drawn first with black ink using dip pen, followed by strokes of watercolor.

Serious storms flood my basement.  It’s a great time to clear my studio to make room for throwing paint and letting loose my creativity!

One that didn't make the cut

This is one of the large paintings I did for the St. Luke’s hospital project.  Perhaps it was the music I was listening to.  Perhaps it was the third glass of wine I drank.  Perhaps it was the fact that it was 2 am in the morning and I had been painting for ten hours straight.  It is not the sort of painting I want to look at while I wait in a hospital, either as a patient or a friend/relative of a patient.  I do, however, love the painting.  However, I did not present it as a choice for the client.  After painting this one I went to bed.  The next day I chose uplifting music and focused on creating positive energy for a healing environment.

The Family of Man

I trusted my instincts and my brush.  This painting measures two foot by 4 foot, painted on 300lb watercolor paper. I can’t express what it feels like to paint directly from heart to paper.   There are no second chances.

I am totally addicted to letting loose in this large scale. I thank the musicians, dancers and yogis for inspiring five years of painting live in the Lehigh Valley.  What fun.  Someone out there ….. please give me an entire wall. I want to paint a mural that will inspire people to smile, to dance and to sing.

This recent series of large paintings will be hung in the “Bone and Joint” wing on the second floor of the hospital.  Having a titanium hip myself, I couldn’t be happier.

It’s almost 4 pm.  Tom has agreed to stay up with me until midnight to welcome Irene as she blows through town.