Saturday, September 2, 2017

Three Stacks

2017, Oil on Linen Panel, 9"x 6"

This is a painting of the Con Ed power plant in Astoria, Queens (NYC), as seen from Roosevelt Island, in the East River. It is slated for the Small Works Exhibit at Principle Gallery, in Alexandria, VA later this year. The painting, not the power plant, or Roosevelt Island.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mansardé en Cuivre

2017, Oil on Canvas, 20"x 20"

Started over two years ago, this is a painting, in a long line of paintings that I did not want to work on. It is a depiction of a building along Madison Square Park, in NYC, with a copper mansard roof and a lot of mythic adornment. I am by nature, a procrastinator. So every time I'd look at it and ask myself if I wanted to work on it, my answer was an emphatic, NO! I like however having painted it. There are many things that I love about this work, the intricacies, tone values, and color balance, forms and shadows. I do not however cherish my memories of working on it. It is the way of things detailed.

March, 2015. Shortly after beginning.

 Early June, 2017. Getting close. The painting was sold shortly after posting this image on Facebook.

Late June, 2017. Finished! After an all-nighter. Needing to frame and deliver the work later that day.

"Mansardé en Cuivre" (Mansard in Copper) is currently on exhibit at the Chambersburg Council for the Arts, in Chambersburg, PA until August 25, 2017.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Looking Down the East River

2017, Oil on Linen, 10"x 20"

This painting is of a view of the East River in NYC, as seen from the southern most tip of Roosevelt Island. I lived in New York for over twenty years but until I ventured there this past winter to take photographs I had never stepped foot there. I'm glad that I did. This painting will be part of an exhibit which opens later this month at the Chambersburg Council for the Arts, in downtown Chambersburg, PA. More info, including the date and time of the opening reception coming soon.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Under the FDR

2016, Oil on Linen, 36"x 28"

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Of all the places that I've lived I've never felt more at home than when I lived in New York City. However much it has changed it still feels like home. My urban landscapes attempt to reflect that. I normally forgo the frenetic aspects of the city in favor of the more quiet scenes. This is what New Yorkers tend to do, look for solitude in a city of eight million people.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Indigo Skies

2014-16, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"
Scenes From a Train


This is a painting from my series, Scenes From a Train that I originally put aside. Not because I didn't like it but because all attempts to photograph it had failed miserably. It is so dark that light from any source would lay across it terribly uneven. It wasn't until Gamblin came out with their new picture varnish, Gamvar Satin. that it could be seen well enough by my camera to render it faithfully. Three cheers go out to Gamblin, and to their R & D department.

Root to Bloom

I am honored to have two of my paintings included in the exhibit, Root to Bloom, at Principle Gallery, in Alexandria, VA. Thanks go to Teresa Oaxaca for selecting my work and allowing me to participate in this show. The Opening is November 11, 2016, 6:30 - 9:00. For directions go to: Principle Gallery

Below are the two pieces that were selected.

Long Day, 2015, Oil on Hardboard, 9"x 6"

Rain on The Chrysler, 2015, Oil on Hardboard, 9"x 6"

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Edge of Night

2016, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"
#215


I'm revisiting a previous subject, the building that houses the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division. It's located just east of Madison Square Park, in Manhattan. After taking even more photographs of this magnificent building, I'm certain that if anything ever happens there I'll be getting a knock on my door. I hope that it's worth it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Last Gasp

2016, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"
Scenes From a Train
#214


The golden hour returns. The early evening light from the low sun sheds a beautiful golden light and long, high shadows on everything that it touches. Unfortunately this WPA relic is no longer standing. Time, weather and neglect had finally taken its toll. The sun finally set.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hell To Pay

2016, Oil on Hardboard, 6"x 9"
#213


This is a painting of the Williamsburg Bridge which spans the East River from lower Manhattan to the trendy, controversial, and ever changing Williamsburg.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

First Light

2016, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"
The Caribbean
#212


This is what I awoke to on the morning that we were leaving. It made it that much more difficult.