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.