November 6, 2015

Lost Art #30: Regent's Canal, London

Lost Art in London!

Hey everyone! I'm very excited to announce that I've done my first Lost Art piece in London! I've been up here the past couple of weeks, helping some friends build installations to decorate their new apartment, and I haven't had much time for painting, but I finally found a moment. And since I've been hanging around a construction site, there's plenty of trash to be found :). I grabbed this piece of slate out of a discard pile and snuck off with it down to the canal behind the apartment I'm staying in. It was a nice, quiet moment in a big crazy city. And here it finally is! The London debut of Lost Art! I hope I get to hear from the person who goes for a walk along the canal and finds this. And I hope I get to come back and lose lots more art in London over the months to come. It will be easier now that I have some friends living up here! I had a great time while I was here and I'll definitely be looking forward to my next visit. For now, though, I'm back in Paris this weekend. Hopefully with enough time to lose something there before I head back to the States again in a few weeks. Lots of running around! I can barely keep up with myself! Stay tuned, and I'll do my best to leave some art lying around wherever I go. Until next time!

This painting, arylic on found roofing slate, 51cm x 25cm, was left on the Regent's Canal, in London on November 6th, 2015 at 8am.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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October 23, 2015

Lost Art #29: Quai de la Marne, Paris

Hello everyone! 

It's been a busy but fun time lately, with FIAC going on and all kinds of art to see in Paris, so I almost forgot to find the time to set this one free! But I had a lot of fun last week, painting on this skateboard deck alongside the canal de l'Ourcq in the 19th arrondissement. That is, until it started pouring rain and I had to run for it!  Anyway, I've always enjoyed the view of this railroad bridge, which I often pass by when I'm running, and I'm glad I finally had the chance to paint it. Hopefully someone else in the neighborhood, who also likes the view, will find this painting and get a kick out of it. Or hey, maybe even a young skater will decide that the deck is worth saving and screw some trucks and wheels onto it! If so, I hope he or she drops me a line and lets me know. I kinda like the idea that one of my paintings might wind up grinding a curb somewhere in the middle of the night! 

This painting, arylic on found skateboard deck, 78.5cm x 19.5cm, was left on the Quai de la Marne, in Paris, France on October 23rd, 2015 at 4:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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September 25, 2015

Lost Art #28: Place de la Nation, Paris

Hello again, everyone! 

I'm happy to say that I'm back in Paris and that the beautiful autumn has arrived. I'm also very happy to say that I found this old computer monitor on the ground the other day while I was walking near the Place de la Nation. It looked sad. It looked like it wanted a purpose in life. It looked like it didn't want to be finished, thrown away, forgotten on a junk pile forever. It looked like maybe it would rather be a painting instead. So now that's what it is. I hope that somebody sees it in its new incarnation and gives it a home, gives it a life, gives it a second chance in the world. And I hope they drop me a line to let me know how the little fella is doing! 

As for me, I've already found some other objects and started working on giving them a new start. I'll keep you posted if I get any updates about our friend here!

This painting, oil on found computer monitor, 41.5cm x 37.5cm, was left on the Place de la Nation, in Paris, France on September 25th, 2015 at 2:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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August 20, 2015

Lost Art #27: Grande Rue, Moigny-sur-École, France

Hello again, everyone! 

I know, I know. It seems like every time I post one of these lately, I'm looking forward to posting more often. But then I get swept away by the rhythm of life and it takes me another month to get one done. Hopefully the suspense isn't killing anyone out there! Once again, we've been babysitting the little house out in the French countryside this summer, so I thought it would be fun to venture into some of the neighboring towns to do some painting. Last year, I did paintings here in the village of Courances and in Milly-la-Forêt, the bigger town nearby. This time I went just beyond the hedges and did one in the next-door town of Moigny-sur-École. I found this broken-off slate of terracotta roofing that seemed to need a new purpose in life and I painted this view of the Grand Rue onto it. I hope somebody in town finds and enjoys it! I don't know if I'll be able to do another one while I'm out here, but as always, I'll be hoping I get to do more of them soon. I'll be going back to Paris next week. I'm sure there must be a neighborhood there that I haven't gotten to yet! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments. 

À bientôt !

This painting, acrylic on found terracotta roof slate, 22cm x 32cm, was left on the Grande Rue, in Moigny-sur-École, France on August 20th, 2015 at 3pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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July 11, 2015

Lost Art #26: Rose Garden Park, Bethlehem PA (Update: Found!)

UPDATE: Lost Art #26 has been found!

My old friend Tara, who is living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was following the blog and noticed when I left this one not far from her house during my trip to the States. So she went out to look for it and found it before it disappeared! I'm so happy that this piece found a loving home. And I'm also very grateful to Tara, who was nice enough to send in this photo of the piece in its new environment. It's nice to know that some of these objects' stories have happy endings!  

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Hello again, everyone! 

I haven't had quite as much time for painting on my US trip as I had hoped. But I wanted to make sure I did at least one while I was over here! I've been getting some requests to come back to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania so that's where I decided to paint my latest. I found this cool old oak barrel lid and took it into the park with me, where I enjoyed a lovely summer afternoon. I know of at least one person who will recognize the neighborhood and try to get over there to find this one! Whoever finds it, I hope it brightens their day :). And I look forward to getting back to this neck of the woods again in the near future. But for now, I'm on my way back to France!

This painting, acrylic on found oak barrel lid, 16.25" x  16.25", was left in Rose Garden Park, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 11th, 2015 at 10am.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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June 21, 2015

Lost Art #25: View of L'Hôtel des Invalides, Paris

Summer is finally in full swing in Paris! Great weather for wandering around and exploring new parts of the city. This week I was walking behind the L'Hôtel des Invalides and this view caught my eye. It was a bit hot in the sun so I found a nice spot in the shade and painted my 25th Lost Art painting. I hope you enjoy it! And as always, if you find it, please let me know in the comments! This will be the last Lost Art in Paris for several weeks, as I'm headed back to the States for some quality time with my family. I'll do my best to get out and about and Lose some more Art while I'm over there! Not sure yet where all I'll be or how much I'll be moving, but I'll keep you posted as I go. Stay tuned! 

This painting, oil on found metal (heating element cover), 54.5 cm x  27 cm, was left on the Esplanade Jacques Chaban Delmas, near the intersection of Rue d'Estrées and Avenue de Breteuil in the 7th arrondissement of Paris on June 21st, 2015 at 5:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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May 12, 2015

Lost Art #24: rue Montmartre, Paris

Hello everyone! 

I hope you're all taking advantage of this beautiful spring by going out to search for abandoned artworks in the streets! With the weather a little more suited to longer walks, I've been trying to expand my reach a little lately. This week I found myself up in the 2nd near the rue Montmartre. While I was working on this piece, I was approached by a very sweet man who lived on the streets in the neighborhood. He said that he had found a pen recently and that he wanted to donate it to my cause. So now, thanks to my new friend, I have a new pen in my collection of Lost-Art-making supplies :). He left before I could get his name, but he wished me luck and he made my day. It would be nice if he turned out to be the one who found my painting! But if not, I'm sure that whoever does will give it a nice home. As for me, I'll have to make sure to use my new pen in my next piece! Thank you all for staying tuned, and if you live in a neighborhood I haven't been to yet, I'm always open to suggestions!

This painting, acrylic on found corrugated cardboard packaging,  17 cm x  35 cm, was left on the small place between the intersections of rue Montmartre, rue d'Aboukir, and rue du Louvre in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris on May 12th, 2015 at 6:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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April 23, 2015

Lost Art #23: Palais Royal, Paris

It's official! Spring is now in full bloom. April in Paris, and all that jazz. The trees are leafy green and the temperature is getting very friendly. It even got a little hot while I was painting this one in the lovely garden at the Palais Royal. I headed over to the 1st arrondissement to do this painting so I could catch a glimpse of the Paris marathon on my way. I wished I could have been running in it, but since I wasn't registered, I was very happy to be doing something else I love: painting. Luckily, I found another soul enjoying the sunshine in the garden that day. I wonder if she noticed me painting her? In any case, I hope someone finds this one and enjoys it as much as I did! 

This painting, acrylic on found Styrofoam block, 22.25 cm x 22.25 cm, was left in the garden at Le Palais Royal, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris on April 23rd, 2015 at 4pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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March 29, 2015

Lost Art #22: Rue Bichat, Paris

Springtime is finally starting to show some hints of its arrival, so I guess that means it's time to start spending some more afternoons painting on trash in the streets :). I'm trying to get into some other parts of the city, a little farther from my own neighborhood, which means the walks are getting longer. But hopefully it also means that different people are getting the chance to find one of these pieces lying around. If you live in Paris and want to suggest a neighborhood for my next painting, please feel free to let me know in the comments. I try to spread the love around! I left this one on the rue Bichat in the 11th, where I often go to draw with a friend of mine. It's a view of the Hopital Saint-Louis not far from the canal. As always, let me know if you find it! 

This painting, acrylic on found oriented strand board, 67.5 cm x 36.5 cm, was left on the rue Bichat, near the intersection of rue Richerand, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris on March 29, 2015 at 4:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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March 2, 2015

Lost Art #21: Rue de Charenton, Paris

It's already March?

How did that happen? It's been unseasonably cold in Paris this year, and a little bit difficult to paint outside. But recently we have finally seen signs of the winter giving way, and the sunny days have cast a lovely light back into our beautiful city. So the other day I found myself on the rue de Charenton, where the rue de Prague turns into the rue Abel. And I also had with me this old jigsaw puzzle that I had picked up in the street. So I decided to sit down and take advantage of the pleasant light, the survivable temperatures, and this view of the Coulee Verte, to paint my 21st Lost Art. Then I brought the painting home to dry for a few days, and when I noticed that today was also looking sunny and pleasant, I went back out to leave it where it was painted. I hope that somebody else on an early-spring stroll picks it up and takes it home!

This painting, oil on found jigsaw puzzle, 36.5 cm x 49.5 cm, was left on the rue de Charenton, near the intersection of rue Abel, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris on March 2, 2015 at 12:00pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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February 9, 2015

Lost Art #20: Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Hello again, everyone!

I hope you're all having a good 2015 so far. I took a little unexpected break for the past few weeks, but Lost Art is finally back in action! I'm in Paris again, and today I left #20 in the series on the Place Saint-Sulpice. Hopefully I'll get back into my rhythm so the next one won't be such a long wait. It has been unusually cold here lately and difficult to stay outside painting for long periods. But the winters in Paris are never very bad for very long, so I'm optimistic that my painting pace will pick up soon!

This painting, oil on found tinted plexiglass, 27.7 cm x 61 cm, was left on the Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris on Feb 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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