Monday, December 29, 2014
Oil on panel
I'm posting one last painting before the close of 2014, a small study of the Players Club in Gramercy Park. I often pass by this building, rich in theatrical history. Founded in 1888, it recently underwent some much needed renovations. The scaffolding finally was removed and I took some photos with this painting the result. I'm thinking of doing a larger scale painting of this one as I think it has a nice feel of the neighborhood.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and productive New Year. Thank you for checking in and reading what I've been up to art-wise. Having started this blog in 2007!!! I've posted a lot of artwork over the years and hope to have a good painting year to come.
Posted by SJF at 11:55 AM
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Oil on canvas
28 x 24 inches
This painting is of a restaurant storefront on 23rd Street in Manhattan, created several years ago. Loved the color and glitz. I passed by recently and the windows hadn't been decorated for the holidays this year. Glad I caught the photo opportunity when I did.
For those of you celebrating the Christmas holiday, wishing you a merry and happy time.
Posted by SJF at 9:05 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2014
My studio mate Tobi Kahn conceived the idea of spreading light during the Chanukah and holiday season through a photo project. He partnered with the JCC in Manhattan and PlusLight was born. People are asked to submit their photos of light online and his hope is that thousands of images from around the world will be posted and seen by many during this holiday season. I've submitted these 3 images thus far: The tower of the Met Life building bathed in white light, The Empire State Building at night and 3 people at the fountain at Lincoln Center at night. These are photos that I've saved as possible images for future paintings.
For more information on the project go to http://jccmanhattan.org/pluslight/
Posted by SJF at 8:25 AM
Monday, December 1, 2014
Oil on canvas
Just got back to the studio after helping to hang the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe's Art Club's annual exhibition at the National Arts Club. Some very fine work up on the walls. If you would like to stop by, the exhibit runs from December 2 - 19 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (@ 20th Street), New York. There is a Benefit Reception for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, December 12th from 5:30-8pm. There is a fee to attend the reception, other times the show is free and open to the public. This year I've entered a painting from my ongoing urban reflections series depicting the Empire State building.
Posted by SJF at 11:41 AM