Friday, October 24, 2008

The Gantry

Down by the river

"LIC/The Gantry"
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inches

Another LIC painting today. This scene is down by the East River where the views of the Manhattan skyline are truly spectacular. Directly across the river one can see the U.N., and the Empire State Building. You can look downriver and upriver and pick out one well-known building after another. The light on the buildings keeps changing depending on the time of day, and there are lots of great sky changes going on too. This area is known as Gantry State Park and the waterfront has been developed along with the large buildings going up along the water's edge. There are places to sit and relax and enjoy the views and it's a great site for photographers.

Also wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to Gabriela Lopez Dellosso, an artist I know who currently has an exhibit at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in Soho on Spring Street. I attended the opening reception and this artist's work is well worth seeing. Large and small figurative paintings and when you look in the shadows and the backgrounds, interesting and unexpected things are going on. If you'd like to see some of Gabriela's work click this link.

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