Friday, July 31, 2020

A rainbow on the Upper West Side


Upper West Side Rainbow
Oil on panel
6x6 inches

There have been some strong thunderstorms rumbling through NYC this summer. A friend on the Upper West Side shared his photo with me of a beautiful rainbow over the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This study might become a larger painting one day but for now, this is my year of working small, often at my kitchen table.


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Midnight Blue ESB

Midnight Blue ESB
Oil on panel
8x8 inches


Life these past months have been far from the usual routine. On the days I am unable to get to my studio, I've set up a small easel on my kitchen table and have been working on small scale paintings. This painting, the Empire State Building, standing majestically against a midnight blue sky, is the first of the "kitchen table series" that I'll probably be working on until the day the Covid pandemic is under control and traveling on the subway becomes part of my regular routine once more. To get to LIC, I've been walking several miles to and from the ferry on the East River. Getting some exercise and it is great to be able to get to the studio on the days that the weather cooperates. Not always the case during these hazy, hot, humid and thunderstorm filled summer days. Taking it day to day which is all any of us can do. Where there is a will, there is a way, and so far, this solution seems to be working. Stay safe and well and wear those masks and social distance. It seems that is the best we can do during this very unprecedented and difficult time in our history.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Final Round 40th Studio Anniversary Small Works Sale

Here is the 5th and final installment of the May 40th Studio Anniversary Small Works Sale. It continues to be great hearing from so many of you and watching these small works finding new homes.

I’ve saved these last three paintings of the Long Island City Courthouse to close out this studio anniversary sale. Walking by this elegant Beaux Arts beauty - red brick, copper roofed and architecturally embellished building for the past 40 years, I’ve found it a compelling subject to paint more than once and revisited this subject last year, painting the reflection of the courthouse in the many new glass facades that now surround it. Each 5x5-inch oil painting is mounted on an 8x8 inch panel and is specially priced at $225.00, which includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes. These three hang beautifully as a triptych and the special purchase price for all three is $475.00 Easy to hang from the keyhole on the back or can be displayed on a small stand. Payment can be made by check or PayPal to sjfstudio@aol.com.

As we’ve reached the end of this special May sale I want to thank all those who’ve added a “Florin” to their collections and hope you’ll consider adding one to yours. Feel free to contact me for more information.

LIC Courthouse Roof Study

LIC Portrait Study

LIC Tree

LIC Courthouse Reflections
SOLD



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Round 4 - 40th Studio Anniversary Small Works Sale

Here is the 4th installment of the May 40th Studio Anniversary Small Works Sale. It continues to be great hearing from so many of you and watching these small works finding new homes.

Today’s 3 small-scale paintings feature a sunny streetscape in Chelsea, a now gone downtown site that featured sales of rescued ornate architectural details and the terracotta façade of the former Child’s restaurant on the Coney Island boardwalk. Each 6x6-inch oil painting is mounted on an 8x8 inch panel and is specially priced at $225.00, which includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes. Easy to hang from the keyhole on the back or can be displayed on a small stand. Payment can be made by check or PayPal to sjfstudio@aol.com.

This is the next to last mailing during the May sale. I hope you’ll consider adding one or more to your collection. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, support and sales!

In the Pink in Chelsea
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel


Downtown Relics
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel


Coney Island Child's
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel



Friday, May 15, 2020

Round 3 - 40th Studio Anniversary Sale


The May 40th Studio Anniversary Small Works Sale continues. It has been wonderful hearing from many of you. Thanks so much for taking the time to read these mailings and keeping in touch, so welcome while sheltering in place during these uncertain times.

Today’s 3 small-scale paintings feature an ornate building façade on 14th Street, a CCNY Gargoyle and another LIC-themed painting. Each 6x6-inch oil painting is mounted on an 8x8 inch panel and is specially priced at $225.00, which includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes. Easy to hang from the keyhole on the back or can be displayed on a small stand. Payment can be made by check or PayPal to sjfstudio@aol.com.

I hope you’ll consider adding one or more to your collection. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, support and sales!

14th Street Fancy
Oil on panel
6x6 inches
8x8 inched mounted
SOLD



CCNY Gargoyle III
Oil on panel
6x6 inches
8x8 inched mounted


Zoe at LIC Corner Cafe
Oil on panel
6x6 inches
8x8 inched mounted








Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Round 2 - 40th Anniversary Studio Sale


A great response, all three paintings posted on May 8th have been sold. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support, it is and remains much appreciated.

During the month of May I will be offering small-scale paintings for sale. Each 5x5 or 6x6-inch oil painting is mounted on an 8x8 inch panel and is specially priced at $225.00, which includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes. Easy to hang from the keyhole on the back or can be displayed on a small stand. Payment can be made by check or PayPal. If interested please email sjfstudio@aol.com for details.

Below are three more small “Florins” and I hope you’ll consider adding one or more to your collection.

I’m still waiting for the day when I can finally return to my studio to paint. Looking like June might see this COVID-19 pandemic subside enough for New Yorkers to no longer have to shelter in place full time.

View from Chinatown
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel
SOLD

LIC Sun Dappled Historic
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel


LIC Palace Chicken
Oil on panel
6x6 inches mounted on 8x8 inch panel
SOLD




Friday, May 8, 2020

40th Year Studio Anniversary Sale

Your support of my work throughout these 40 years is much appreciated. Hard to believe that in May of 1980 I found my studio in Long Island City, NY. I was immediately impressed by the skylight along with the large north light window - perfect for a painter working with natural light. This place is where I come to paint, a sanctuary, a space to create - my studio.

To celebrate, I have several ideas in the works, one of which is a forthcoming book Sharon Florin's New York: a retrospective. During the month of May, I will be offering 20 small-scale paintings for sale. Each 5x5 or 6x6-inch oil painting is mounted on a 8x8 inch panel and is specially priced at $225.00, which includes shipping and handling and applicable taxes. Each is easy to hang from the keyhole on the back or they can be displayed on a small stand. Payment can be made by check or PayPal to sjfstudio@aol.com

I hope you will check out these small "Florins" and consider adding one or more to your collection. Here are the first 3, more to following in the days ahead. Feel free to contact me for more information.

It would have been great to spend this anniversary month in my studio and I look forward to the day when I can finally get back to painting, once this COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

View from MoMA
SOLD

Washington Square Arch
SOLD

LIC Corner Cafe
SOLD