Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cityscapes in American Art Collector February 2011

A magazine article amidst snow, snow, snow

Photo of a snowy Union Square Park

Life has been hectic and with all of the snow we've been having, my regular routine has been sidetracked several times this month. We just had another 19 inches of the white stuff this week. Not one to let a good photo opportunity pass by, I met two artist friends for lunch and with cameras in hand, we surveyed the neighborhood in search of some new painting ideas. I know I have a few paintings in the batch I took and wanted to share this one of Union Square Park. More snow is headed our way mid-week, so I am in the studio today playing catch-up.

The February issue of American Art Collector is now on newsstands and includes an interesting article on cityscapes, "Constructed Spaces," with my painting "Empire Reflections" featured on page 98.

Right now I'm surrounded by packing boxes as I am getting ready to ship out work for a solo exhibition in the great state of Minnesota. "Reflections of the City" will be on view at Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum in Marshall, MN from February 19 through March 31. More to come on the show soon. If any of you readers live in the area, try to stop by!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Courthouses Here and There

Beaux Arts Beauties

"Downtown Courthouse Reflections"
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 inches

Starting off the New Year with a new painting. Last fall, I wandered around the city with my friend Sandy, visiting a bunch of sites open to the public for the Open House New York week-end. Having done a lot of walking we took a much-needed break and sat ourselves down on a bench downtown. I noticed some interesting reflections of the courthouses on Centre Street reflected on a glass facade and since I'd already taken a load of photos that day I figured why not a few more? This painting is the result. I really enjoy the way each panel tells its own little story.

"LIC/Courthouse Fountain"
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 inches

Courthouses seem to be the theme this month as I just learned that my painting, "LIC/Courthouse Fountain" had been sold on the last day of the Small Works exhibit I participated in at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City. Another painting sold at the opening reception so the book-ended sales were nice news indeed.