Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Catching Some Rays

2018, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"

One bitter cold morning in New York, as seen from the twenty-something(th) floor of the Waldorf=Astoria. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Bells!

2018, Oil on Aluminum Panel, 6"x 9"

From a visit this summer to the greatest city in the world. This is a scene from East 14th Street during the "golden hour'. A time of day as the sun is dropping into the low laying Jersey smog, causing the light be a warmer yellow, or "golden." It also creates wonderful cast shadows on nearby buildings.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

'Long Day, II' Prints Available

Limited Edition Prints Available
Image Size: 16 x 12 in.
Paper Size: 20 x 16 in.
Edition Size: 50

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

East Village Haze

2018, Oil on Linen, 28"x 20"

This is a larger version of this scene. The original of the same title, was 7x5 inches.  I don't do a lot of remakes, but this kept prodding. Here is what I wrote three years ago.

This is a scene that I happened upon during my quest for cannoli and cappuccino. The light show that is New York City at night is particularly evident in the cloud cover. In the '70's and '80's there were only a handful of buildings that were lit and the Empire State Building was the color of the evening. In recent years many other buildings have joined in, each with its own color palette. The result is a more neutral glow, and the color far usually much more subtle.

This, along with three other paintings are headed down to Principle Gallery, in Alexandria, Virginia for the group exhibit, City Limits. The opening reception is on Friday, April 13, 6:30-9:00

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!