Joseph McNamara

WASTEGROUND
1993
Oil on panel
24x30"

The painting was inspired by Lucian Freud’s ‘Wasteground with Houses, Paddington’ 1970-72.

I was reminded of this today — 7/22/11 — after reading of his death.
At one time I thought he was the greatest living painter but my interest flagged after seeing one too many of those late period nudes. I often wished he’d trained his eye (and brush) on this type of urban subject matter more often.

“My secret is concentration, and you can’t teach that”. LF

Requiescat in pace.

Alternate Views

  • WASTEGROUND

  • WASTEGROUND Lucien Freud   WASTEGROUND WITH HOUSES, PADDINGTON  1970-72

    Lucien Freud WASTEGROUND WITH HOUSES, PADDINGTON 1970-72