Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Studio Wall

Various small paintings
Oil on canvas panels
5x5 and 6x6 inch paintings
mounted on 8x8 inch panels


Thought I'd share this installation of small paintings on panels that are currently hanging in my studio. I really enjoy working on these small studies as several eventually become large scale paintings. Mounting them on larger panels makes for a nice display.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Chinatown View

View from Chinatown
Oil on panel
6x6 inches


A small study to start off the new year. This view is from Mott Street in Chinatown and I was struck, once again, by the juxtaposition between the old tenement and fire escape and the new, in this case, Freedom Tower. Whichever way you turn, the old and the new live side by side in this city.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year


The New Times Square
Oil on canvas
30x24 inches
SOLD


Thought I'd share this painting of the "new" Times Square that I created several years ago. This scene will look very different soon, jammed-packed on New Year's Eve with revelers watching the crystal ball dropping at midnight to ring in 2016. As a native New Yorker, I have NO plans of joining in with that overwhelming crowd. It's tough enough maneuvering the streets of the theater district when heading to a show, so as far as stopping by on New Year's Eve, "fuugggeeddataboutit."

Thank you for following my blog posts and keeping up with my artful adventures. It's been a busy and eventful year and I'm hopeful that 2016 will be a good one for all. May it be filled with good health, good times and some wonderful art.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Documenting LIC in paint ongoing...

LIC 1889 Sneakers
Oil on panel
6x6 inches
SOLD


LIC Center Blvd. View
Oil on panel
6x6 inches
SOLD


Today I'm sharing two recent small studies of the Long Island City neighborhood where I've had my studio since 1980. I've continued to document the area in paint over the years and never tire of finding interesting subjects. The brick building, circa 1889, is on the corner and I look at the facade daily. Built over 100 years ago, it sports some lovely terra-cotta detailing, yet it remains a small, neighborhood apartment building. So many of the "old-timers" like this one in LIC are disappearing and I'm hoping this one will remain.

The second painting is a view from the window of 2 of my collectors. I took the photo a few years ago and when they came to the recent show at the Leder Gallery they remarked that their view has dramatically changed. Now they look out of their window and see numerous crains and construction. Such is real estate in NYC. Always has been, always will be.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Art Salon Sale


LIC Corner Cafe
Oil on panel
6x6 inches


I'll be participating in a 3-day holiday art salon sale at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City. All artwork is priced at $400.00 or less. LIC Cafe Corner is just one of the paintings I'll have on view.

As the gallery is nearby my studio, I'd be happy to arrange a studio visit if you are in the neighborhood. In addition to my paintings, I will have a new selection of NYC-themed pillows for sale. Just email me at sjfstudio@aol.com and we can arrange a time for you to stop by.


Monday, November 30, 2015

CLWAC 119th Annual at the National Arts Club

Chrysler Reflections
Oil on canvas
24x24 inches


Delivered this painting to the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park this morning for the 119th Annual Exhibition of the Catharine Lorillared Wolfe Art Club. The work in this exhibit is always a pleasure to view. There are so many talented artists participating. The exhibit runs from December 1-15 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 475-3424. If you would like to stop by to see the show, it is a good idea to call ahead to be sure the exhibit will be open. As the work is on display in the ballroom of this former mansion, other programs take place regularly. For more information go to www.clwac.org

Note: Just received notification that my painting has received the Jamie Dworman Award. Always nice news.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Queens Courier Article

A nice article about my work as a long time Long Island City artist as well as my recent endeavors as a quilter.

Click here to read the article link

I've been busy painting and spend many happy hours as a quilter these days as well. It has been very rewarding to work in these different mediums and the ideas just keep coming.

LIC-themed pillow

Necktie pillow