William Kosman - Artiste Peintre

Monday, May 10, 2021

# 98 - Playing Catchup with People

 Fellow Art Lovers: 

A lot of time has passed since my last blog posting. Well, for me like most of you, the pandemic hasn’t been easy. To get through it, I did as much painting and writing as I could to keep focused on the positive. 


I’m sure I’m like a lot of other artists; once I’m in front of a canvas with a brush in my hand, and once I really get into it, I forget about the Covid. So, at this point, I want to share just a few of my paintings, and then tell you about the conclusion I’ve reached.  


1.     Bourg la Reine is the suburb of Paris where my family and I lived for seven years a long, long time ago when I was a reporter in Paris. It was a great place to live, and I tried in this painting – “Bourg la Reine” – to show the liveliness of the main shopping street, Rue René Roeckel. I’m also showing you the sketch I used to guide me. 


2.     With “Blue Balloon,” I try to show people of all cultures and colors enjoying being together. 


3.     “Old City Park” shows a very simple scene in Philadelphia. I found it beautiful and it was a challenge trying to show the beauty of the shadows on just about the entire park. 


I’m sure you’ve seen that painting has moved in the direction of people. Painting people, trying to capture their gestures and their moods gives me so much pleasure. And it captures my whole being.  


If you want to visit my studio, you can email me through my website, www.williamkosman.com


Thanks for listening.