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December Newsletter: Walking Tours and Website Updates

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

This Saturday and Sunday visit Penn's Landing with me to learn about their inspiration, then walk to my studio to see the art.

“Gazela Bilge Patina” 40” x 30” oil on panel, $5550. Contact for purchase.

Riverfront Art Tours This Weekend

Saturday, December 4th at 10 AM and

Sunday, December 5th at 1 pm

Meet at the gates of Penn's Landing Marina for a tour of the locations that inspire my paintings, ending at my studio. The walk begins at the teal gates fo Penn's Landing Marina and includes the Gazela, Becuna, and Moshulu. We will complete our walk at my studio at 820 S. 4th Street and see how I translated the sites we just visited into my artwork. It is approximately one mile from the gate, which is just past the tall ship Gazela, to my studio. The nearest intersection is Dock Street and Columbus, near the Independence Seaport Museum and the Hilton.

Please sign up via eventbrite if you are interested in participating. There is an additional blog of a self-guided walking tour of the sites of my recent paintings. Regular studio hours are 11-5 on Fridays and Saturdays and other days by appointment or chance.

"Lake Structures,” oil on panel, 24” x 18” $1490 Contact for purchase.

“Harborview Sunset” 16” x 12” oil on canvas, $575. Contact for purchase.

“Sign 6,” oil, brick dust, and wax on panel, 14” x 11” $500. Contact for purchase.

Occasionally I will make things and forget to photograph them before I put them in storage, move studios, or get distracted by one of any number of things. I’m slowly but surely rectifying this situation, and have some “new” Fishtown paintings to share! These paintings contain foraged, hand-crushed brick dust that I collected from the vacant lots around my studio and apartment years ago. Since then, those vacant lots have become overrun with condos. These paintings serve as a memorial for when the neighborhood was crusty and full of fascinatingly dilapidated edifices covered in ghost signs and graffiti.

Everything old is new again…

The physical history of a place is a recurring theme in my work, but I also realized that some of the textures and techniques are shared between brick walls and rusted hulls. I’ve also incorporated some of the translucent glazing and meticulous brushwork from my earlier Weedscape paintings in this brand new piece from my series of Harbors.

“Gazela, Luminous Volunteers” oil on panel, 40” x 30” $5550 Contact for purchase.

“World In A Puddle 2,” egg tempera on paper, 12” x 12” $500 Contact for purchase.

“Dinghy,” oil on panel, 4” x 4” $100. Available for online purchase.

Looking for something on a more more modest budget? I have beautiful small works and prints in my online store.

I hope to see you soon virtually or in person! Brooke

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