One of the charms of my Boston neighborhood is the stoop, usually with curvy wrought iron rails, that leads up to many a 1850s row house. It’s not at all uncommon to see front stoops adorned with potted flowering plants, just as soon as spring will allow.
I’ve taken a lot of photographs of these stoops in the past eight years, and recently I painted one of the photos translucently. The result is “Stoop Violets,” seen above.
“Stoop Violets” is a 16″ x 20″ giclée print, expertly printed by photographer Mark Peterson. Mark has been printing my work for over six years now, and he’s so good with color management.
Sometimes my color choices can be challenging to print, so I suspect he cringes a little when I bring him new work to print.
And now, here are just a few of the many stoops in Boston’s South End neighborhood: