Monday, January 30, 2017
Oil on canvas
A new year, a new painting. This architectural study captures details on an older building located on the Lower East Side. The angel and gargoyle guard the current home of New York Artists Equity located on the ground floor. I am enchanted with these whimsical embellishments, especially plentiful in the older neighborhoods of the city. The LES is changing rapidly as is evidenced by a new structure rising rapidly diagonally across from this modest red brick building.
I have many fond memories of spending Sundays with my family on the Lower East Side, eating, shopping and soaking up the history of this neighborhood where my Dad was born.
Posted by SJF at 7:47 AM
Monday, January 9, 2017
Oil on panel
This is a small study of the view from MoMA. When the museum was renovated several years ago, large windows were installed on the lobby level, creating a soaring, bright and open environment. The view shows some of the older buildings in the '50's surrounded by the corporate towers nearby.
Posted by SJF at 9:48 AM