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Matthew's Vision
Matthew's Vision
Oil on canvas
16" h by 12" w
2020

This painting is a commission for Matthew Smith. His vision was to incorporate reflections of light in windows into an O'Keefe-inspired landscape. I thought this was a unique idea, so I gave it a shot. He sent me several photographs of windows with reflections of the city in them. He lives in downtown Evanston and so do I--consequently, I was familiar with the peculiar ripples of light flowing across them, like linear ribbons.I came up with this response, which is quite more stylized than any other landscapes I have painted. I enjoyed the simplicity in O'Keefe's paintings, and found the process to be quite liberating.