Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Old Town Bar

Travel back to 1892

"The Old Town Bar"
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Just got the dates for the upcoming fall exhibit of the Gramercy/Flatiron District show at the Franklin 54 Gallery in Chelsea. October 19 - November 24, 2010. I've been working on this project for awhile and now that a definite date has been set it's full steam ahead. Looking forward to this show because it is a collaboration with two other artists, Susan Pyzow and Emily Trueblood. We've all found inspiration in the streets and places of these two neighborhoods and will have paintings and prints on view.

Today's painting is a new one, the Old Town Bar on 18th Street in the Flatiron district. Great old neon sign, marble bar, old wooden booths, tiled floors, green and white striped really do feel as if you've stepped back in time when you enter this establishment. One could almost see the ghosts of the old New York politico's from Tammany Hall on 17th Street strolling over for a pint and some deal-making. A little taste of Olde New York.


The Unbearable Banishment said...

One could almost see ex-BM employees strolling over for a drink, as well.

Melissa B. Tubbs said...

"The Old Town Bar" is New York captured in a painting. I love it--the deep shadows, all the architectural detail. Just great. Thanks for your comment about "Looking South" and thank you for the link to the history blog!

Melissa B. Tubbs said...

Oops, meant Vanishing New York link!

Anonymous said...

i own the original oil on canvas by mccormick tom nicholson