10 p.m. in my Hours of the Day series, Champagne depicts a couple in a hotel room in an unidentified port city. The red blanket, emblem of the eroticism of the evening hours, dominates the center of the composition. The atmosphere is melancholy, a post-coital reverie. The abandoned remains of an hor dourves and dessert tray litter a table to the lower left, while the woman raises her champagne glass for one more sip.
This is such a fantastic painting Scott! I still remember the first time I saw your work at the Orange County Museum years ago…I was speechless and teary eyed. I thought I might go home and break all my brushes that day. Good thing I held out.
Thanks Cynthia! I’ll admit, that was a great show. All 24 pieces up. An artist doesn’t get many such showings in a lifetime. Not being a religious sort, I’m not going to be asked by the Pope to do a Vatican cycle . I’m certainly no Michelangelo, but this series was probably my Sistine Chapel.