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"

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

Fire

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.


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.