Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Signing Event December 21, 2013 Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill

On Saturday, December 21st, from 2-4, there will be a book signing and sale event for the Murray Hill book by Alfred and Joyce Pommer, featuring several of my paintings and pen and ink drawings. The original artwork will be on display, along with a selection of some of my NYC-themed pillows.

The event takes place at 315 West 39th Street, #1608.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Crescent Grill Brothers

Last Thursday's reception at the Dougherty Gallery at the Crescent Grill was a really nice event. The small exhibition was beautifully installed by the curator and the selection of urban-themed work was terrific. When I first walked into the restaurant, there on an easel was the painting I was commissioned to do of Dan and his brother Shaun in front of their newly-opened restaurant.

Pen and ink study for commission

Thought you might like to see the process of this painting's creation. I started with several photographs and combined two, doing a pen and ink study to make sure the composition worked well.

Crescent Grill
Oil on canvas
14 x 11 inches

Here is the finished painting. I do not consider myself a portrait painter by any means, but I do enjoy painting figures and have them show up in my paintings from time to time.

In the end, they were happy with the painting and I was relieved that they were. Now I'm looking forward to to some upcoming dinners with friends at the Crescent Grill during the holiday season.