History painting for Fellsmere Pond: Black line in a cross hatch technique was used to tell the story of Elisha Converse. Converse hired Frederick Olmsted to design a pond to protect the Boston Rubber Shoe Factory from another fire. I must buy a pair of Chuk Taylor's! Elisha Converse's fourth cousin started the Converse shoe factory.
This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.
The finished panels were cleaned and then installed at the Settlers Landing Station in downtown Cleveland. There are a few more panels to be restored. I hope to be able to return to my home town this summer to complete the repairs.