Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beneath the Skyway

2018, Oil on Hardboard, 10"x 14"
Scenes From a Train

This is a painting of the Pulaski Skyway, in New Jersey, as it passes over the Amtrak rails. I painted a smaller version of this scene several years ago. The structures then were relatively pristine. Not only was there no graffiti but the concrete was was smooth and seemed unscathed by whatever makes them scathed. It just shows how tenuous our infrastructure really is. 

This paining, along with three others will be included in the upcoming group exhibition, City Limits, at Principle Gallery, in Alexandria. The Opening Reception is Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:30-9 PM. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

When Learning a New Language...

2018, Oil on Hardboard, 6"x 8"
Scenes From a Train

I painted this bridge several years ago when the structures were almost pristine. Time does the same thing to infrastructure as it does to faces. It just does it more quickly.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Looking Down the East River, II

2017, Oil on Linen, 10"x 20"

Available through Principle Gallery

This is a view of the East River of New York City, as seen from the lower tip of Roosevelt Island. It was a sparkling, but cold February day, not that I noticed. For about 20 years I lived in New York, but until this trip I had never set foot on this island. To quote General MacArthur, "I shall return!"

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Broken Bunny

2018, Oil on Canvas, 9"x 12'

This is a painting that started out as a demonstration piece for a class. It got way out of control, as they often do. I had been meaning to do something with my smashed up friend. Since my painting time is almost always slated for urban landscapes, this seemed the perfect opportunity.

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Walk In the Rain

2017, Oil on Hardboard, 10"x 8"

This is a painting of the Chrysler Building (NYC) during a pretty heavy rain. What drew me to this, aside from it being the Chrysler Building, was the light shining on, off and through all of those water droplets. It looked  a lot like fire. This painting is on view at Principle Gallery through December 2017, during the Small Works Exhibit.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Red Drawbridge

2017, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"
This is a painting of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which spans the East River from Roosevelt Island to Astoria Queens, New York. It opened in 1955, the year that 'Dem Bums beat my beloved Yankees in the World Series. The jubilation in Brooklyn was short lived when the universe was once again properly aligned the next year when the Yankees beat the Dodgers in five games (one of them being Don Larsen's perfect game). But I digress. The bridge is not terribly noteworthy unless you happen to paint urban landscapes, in which case it is magnificent!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Waldorf Tower

2017, Oil on Hardboard, 4"x 3"

To Bid / Buy This Painting

I am extremely grateful for having my painting included (and awarded Honorable Mention) in the annual National Miniature Exhibition, held at the Chambersburg Council for the Arts. The exhibition runs from November 3 through January 5. The opening reception is on Friday, November 3, 5 - 8 PM.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


2017, Oil on Hardboard, 4"x 5"

This is a painting of a New York City fire call box. It is located along the east side of Madison Square Park, at 25th Street. I'm always amazed that since they no longer work these historical artifacts are still around, and apparently some are being maintained. This painting will be heading down to Principle Gallery, in Alexandria, VA, for the annual Small Works Exhibit, in December. 

The opening reception is Saturday, December 2, 1-4.

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.