Thursday, October 13, 2011

Court Square Diner

A neighborhood haunt of long standing

"Court Square Diner"
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inchs

Thought I'd share a new painting of the interior of the Court Square Diner in Long island City. I've been painting diner and restaurant exteriors for years and have recently begun painting a few interiors as well. I have spent a lot of time eating in diners, first as a child growing up in New York with a working mother who rarely cooked a meal, and then as a busy artist with few culinary skills. The atmosphere of diners, the bustle, the shiny surfaces, the huge selection on the oversized menus, the clatter or dishes - music to my ears. Sliding into a booth to share a meal with friends is one of life's great pleasures.

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