Ed Stitt

Paintings & Drawings

My First 40 Years

Larz and the City

82. Larz and the City 2014 oil on linen 36x60" collection of Heather and Jeremy Pozen I’d recently seen a painting by J.J. Enneking, who painted the recession of autumn colors shifting towards blue in the New Hampshire mountains almost a century ago, and wanted to try it myself. But where around Boston could you see that? I couldn’t afford to spend the time driving up to and camping out in New Hampshire’s White Mountains to do the beautiful quilts that God and Nature provided annually there, so the best I could come up with was the view from Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. This was really inspired by two smaller, earlier paintings (69 and 73) I had done that I’d juxtaposed beside each other along my studio wall.