Friday, June 8, 2012

Runner on the River
Nancy Herman
16" x 20"
oil on stretched canvas

On the third day of the Art in the Open event I got there very early in the morning to be sure I would have enough time to finish a painting.  This time I made sure to position myself in the shade for the whole day as the day before, when painting 30th Street Station, I ended up in the sun at noon and had to leave before I wanted to.
This time I wanted to catch the simple joy of being outside along a great expanse of open space that the river provides. City dwellers come from the cavern of tall buildings into the glory of this sun filled open space.  Here is my version of that experience, as a runner and biker move through one of the large bridge supports onto the open path.

The opening for the show of work completed on these days will be next Thursday the 14th of June at the Independence Seaport Museum from 6:00 to 8:00.  Most of the artists will be there with their work. Come along and join the fun.