I try to get across to my students that not all paintings need to be grand affairs, that simple everyday objects can make wonderful subject matter. This is usually met with blank stares, so I do paintings like this.
I'm back from the dead. After what seemed to be months (actually a little more than a week) I am finally well enough to resume painting. This a painting that I started a week and a half ago of Madison Square Park in NYC.
Just back from a very busy trip to NYC. This was a perfect opportunity to continue this recent series of mine depicting scenes from a train. This is a painting of the marshlands in New Jersey just before the train reaches the Hudson River tunnel. It's sort of morbid but my wife and I both admitted to each other that whenever we pass by this area we can't resist looking for bodies.
I was searching through old images and came across a file with pictures taken from the train during a trip to NYC last Fall. I've always been amazed at how many ancient industrial complexes there are along railroad tracks. More to come.