Friday, October 26, 2007


A glimpse of Halloween past

Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Well, the "Trick or Treat" day is coming up fast and I thought I'd share this painting with you. Rubenstein's was a neat old store that sold all kinds of holiday and party goods. They were housed in a wonderful building on Broadway with lovely detailing on the window trim and facade. As with so many places in the city, they relocated several years ago. Another "lost" bit of NYC. This Halloween-decorated window caught my eye as the sun was shining on the building and casting interesting shadows on the windows. I'm planning on taking some photographs at the annual Halloween Parade on 6th Avenue this year and there might be another "Halloween" painting in my future. Enjoy the holiday!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Oh What a Night

Springsteen and the E Street Band rock the Garden - and I was there!

30 Years!
Oil on canvas
12 x 9 inches

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rolled into NYC last night and I was up on my feet singing and rockin' along with the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Sitting up in the nosebleed section, behind the stage no less, I was able to see and hear just fine. Another memorable concert for this long-time fan. Heard new songs from the new release and a bunch of old favorites as well, a great mix of music.

When "Born to Run" celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2005, I decided to do a painting, and found these flyers pasted onto scaffolding on Lexington Avenue, in front of the Armory. A little Bruce, a little New York scenery, a fun painting to work on. If you ever have the opportunity to see this great performer live, I guarantee you'll not be disappointed, the man and the band know how to put on an amazing show. So, I thought I'd share this painting with you today while I relive last night's concert - what a show!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hair today, gone tomorow?

A neighborhood barbershop

Oil on canvas panel
5 x 4 inches

I'm sitting in front of the computer with my hair falling in my eyes, realizing I'm way overdue for a haircut. So, today I thought I'd share a small painting that I did of an old-fashioned barbershop, and I'm happy to see that they are still to be found in the city, amid all of the newer upscale hair "salons". Hair and how it looks is a big topic and a "bad hair day" isn't fun. So, it's nice to know that the old striped barber poles are still twirling.