Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's Ninth Avenue Food Festival Time!

May 19-20, 9th Ave., 37-57th Streets

"9th Ave. Food Festival"
Oil on canvas
22 x 26 in.

This painting, done in 1978, changed my approach to my work. When I saw the photo I had taken with my first 35mm camera, I immediately wanted to paint the image - and thus began my process of painting from my photos, which I continue to this day. There have been many paintings inspired by the festival in the years since. The music, the colors, the neighborhood, and of course, the food - a great New York fair.

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