Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Long Island City Courthouse/Roof

LIC Courthouse Roof-Study

"Long Island City Courthouse/Roof"
Oil on canvas over panel
5 x 5 inches

Here is another small study of the Long Island City Courthouse. The copper roof now has a beautiful greenish patina and the warm color of the brickwork really helps it to stand out against the sky. I have a whole bunch of painting ideas of the LIC area ready to be painted, and I'll share them with you as they come off the easel. Look forward to showing this new body of work at the end of the year show.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Long Island City Courthouse Observed

A new series of Long Island City Paintings

LIC Courthouse-Fountain
Oil on canvas over panel
5 x 5 inches

I've been working a new series of small-scale paintings based on places and views in Long Island City near my studio. This neighborhood is changing by leaps and bounds, with condos and luxury rentals springing up like mushrooms. Two new sushi restaurants are about to open - Starbucks won't be far behind. There goes the neighborhood. Since I've had my studio in LIC since 1980, I have mixed feelings about all the changes. But, I keep painting the neighborhood and will be having a show at the end of the year of this recent series of work. Today I share a small study of the Long Island City Courthouse - a beautiful, beaux arts building with an elegant fountain in the courtyard. Stay tuned for new paintings of LIC.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hula in the New Year

Window shopping in Soho

Soho Hula Reflections
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

A new year, a new painting. Actually did this one a few months ago and wanted to share it with you today. I'm often stopped in my tracks by some of the wonderful window displays around town and this one in Soho was just too good to pass up. The hula dancer, the tropical fabrics, the oysters and pearls and red branches - wow. Really had fun painting this one.

Gearing up for the New Year with some new projects that I look forward to sharing with you soon! For those of you who have been following my blog a big thank you from me. Please keep checking in and sharing it with your friends.