Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New York to Ohio

A bit of downtown

Vesey #I
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in.

A "sentinel in stone" on a building near the World Trade Center on Vesey Street. It is one of two paintings chosen for the 71st Midyear Exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, July 15-August 26.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's Ninth Avenue Food Festival Time!

May 19-20, 9th Ave., 37-57th Streets

"9th Ave. Food Festival"
Oil on canvas
22 x 26 in.

This painting, done in 1978, changed my approach to my work. When I saw the photo I had taken with my first 35mm camera, I immediately wanted to paint the image - and thus began my process of painting from my photos, which I continue to this day. There have been many paintings inspired by the festival in the years since. The music, the colors, the neighborhood, and of course, the food - a great New York fair.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Monday morning reflections

Great reflections on Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue Reflections #2
Oil on canvas
12 x 9 in.

I've been busy taking photographs for future reflection paintings and thought I'd share one of my favorites with you. This is one of several paintings of mine currently on view at Galleria Modenarte in Boca Raton, FL, infousa@modenarte.com.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dining in the city

A bite to eat

Manhattan Bistro
Oil on canvas
8 x 12 in.

After attending an art reception where several photographer friends had work on exhibit, I took a 40-block stroll home last night and noticed a lot of people eating out - as usual. Painting New York's restaurants is a subject I never tire of.