Friday, November 9, 2012

Fanciful 14th Street

"14th Street Fancy"
Oil on panel
6 x 6 inches

Back to the studio and painting after the upheaval of Hurricane Sandy.

Took the opportunity to paint this small study of a faded beauty of a building I've long had my eye on. Located on a bustling corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue it is still scene of commerce. Cast your eyes up and wonderful terra cotta embellishments abound on the facade. This kind of fanciful ornamentation seems to be a thing of the past, so when I come upon one of these architectural detailed gems I rejoice.

Oops, think this is on the corner of 7th Avenue, not 6th :-).


Melissa B. Tubbs said...

Sharon, I am so happy to know that you made it through Sandy and are painting again! I love this small gem. Thank you for noticing these old buildings and painting them for us to see.

SJF said...

Thanks Melissa. I know that you really appreciate the wonderful architecture all around us, as seen in your wonderful pen and ink gems.