The Idea of North – The Paintings of Lawren Harris

The Idea of North, The Paintings of Lawren Harris at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston through June 12, 2016. Lawren Harris was a member of the Group of Seven.

Gary Faigin Studio

It was a real treat visiting Gary Faigin‘s studio in Ballard.


Gary uses a Hughes Easel, model 3000. This easel allows Gary to effortlessly move large paintings up, down, left, and right.


This charcoal drawing was from an O-scale Lionel train.


Tools of the trade.


An important part of Gary’s process is his quick sketches. He has recorded thousands of ideas in notebooks over the year and often turns to them for inspiration when starting a new series.