Oil on panel
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.
© 1970-2023 Joseph McNamara