Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Majestic Flatiron Building

One of New York's treasured buildings

"Flatiron II - A Bird's Eye View"
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Working on a new series of paintings centered around the Flatiron and Gramercy Park areas of Manhattan and recently finished this painting. Had a wonderful vantage point from the building across the street - a view of the building that I'd never experienced before. It gave me an opportunity to look at some of the detailing on the facade more closely, along with the view down 23rd Street, looking west towards Jersey. A bird's eye view, high up in the sky.

Speaking of buildings, this week-end is the annual Open House New York event, an homage to many of the city's architectural treasures, both famous and obscure. I plan to take my camera and go behind the scenes once again in hopes of catching some interesting sites and generating some new ideas for future paintings.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You have outdone yourself with this one1 I worked on W. 23rd Street back in the late 70's and used to pass the Flat Iron Building everyday. Seeing it through your eyes at this perspective is such a treat!