Friday, April 24, 2009

The Puck Building

Houston and Lafayette's gem

"The Puck Building"
Oil on canvas
30x24 inches

The Bowery Boys New York City History blog is a favorite of mine and today's edition features a story on the wonderful Puck Building on Houston and Lafayette. I've painted this site several times over the years. Here are some examples. The impish gold Puck figure is over the main doorway on Lafayette Street as well as on the eastern corner of the building. The ornate ironwork above the doorways are intricate and lovely. When I was a child, I visited the Puck building on a school trip when the building was primarily a printing company. One of my schoolmate's Dad's worked there at the time.

Oil on canvas
40 x 28 inches

Here is view of the side of the building, south of Houston. Lots of pink shutters line the windows facing south and when they are opened at different angles it makes for an interesting and abstract scene. I was walking north on Lafayette Street and when these shutters caught my eye I just knew there was a painting waiting to be done. I really enjoyed working on this piece.

"Small Puck Building"
Oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches

And here is one more, a smaller, more intimate view of the south side of the building. If you're walking around downtown be sure to take a look at this New York City architectural gem.


The Unbearable Banishment said...

I love the Puck Building and have always admired your "Shutters" painting. Your paintings feel like home.

Marilyn Farrell Webberley said...

Your work is so amazing - just fascinates me and I have no clue how you do it! Magical.
All the best,

Tom Miller said...

Unbelievable ... as always!

Wonderful work.