Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dahlia Lounge

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 10"x 8"


This is the beautiful neon creation (to call it a sign would not do it justice) outside Seattle's Dahlia Lounge. Unfortunately, painting is a somewhat static medium so it did not allow me to show you how the fish's tail wags. You'll just have to trust me on this. On our trip out there last summer we were graciously treated to dinner here by my cousin Dave and his wife Sue and daughter Anna. We had the most wonderful meal and even better evening. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Broadway and 23rd, 2

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

Revisiting an old image. I never do this, but it was a request made by a friend. I had originally painted this NYC street corner last year (see here). I painted from the same photograph but I intentionally did not look at images of the original painting. I wanted to keep my approach as fresh as was possible under the circumstances.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Below the Curve

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

While wandering through New York I had forgotten where I was. This happens more than I'd like to admit. As I was approaching Fifth Avenue It seemed to peek around the neighboring building at me. I hadn't eaten lunch so it could have been that. As I got closer it appeared to stand more upright and proud as if waiting to have its picture taken. I really shouldn't skip meals.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chelsea Cornice

2014, Oil on Hardboard, 5"x 7"

This is a painting of a cornice that tops a building near the Highline in Chelsea, NYC. I love these old building details. I can even point out the corbels and the dentil moldings. After that you're on your own.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Under the Big Curve

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

Coming out of Harrisburg, PA, the train passes under this overpass. I have always enjoyed figuring out where we are and if I've ever been here using any other mode of transportation. I'm weird that way. This is the Airport Connector (it's actually called that) which is the main entryway into the Harrisburg International Airport. Having flown out of there on many occasions it gives me the hat trick: planes, trains and automobiles. Weird might be putting it mildly.