Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and New Year

The paints on my palette and I hope to create some beautiful new work in 2012.

For all of the followers of this blog, best wishes for a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday season. May the new year be a good one for us all.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What does "EP" stand for?

"Vesey I"
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

That was the question I had since doing two paintings of the facade of 20 Vesey Street. I posted the question to Tom, writer of the daily blog, A Daytonian in Manhattan. He went into Sherlock Holmes mode and discovered a fascinating history behind the facade of this beautiful, Art Nouveau inspired architectural gem. For all of you architectural historians out there, click on this link to read all about it.

"Vesey II"
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

And the initals EP on the iron work stand for the Evening Post, mystery solved. Thanks Tom for all of the research and an answer to my question.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The LIC Courthouse Studies

The Long Island City Courthouse is a Beaux Arts beauty in Long Island City, NY. Several years ago, I decided to take one building and really explore it from different angles. I painted a series of 5 small studies, oil on canvas panel, 5x5 inches each. I then went on to create 5 larger paintings, 10x10 inches each, oil on canvas.

This week I am offering 4 of the small studies for sale on eBay. If you would like to bid, just click on the links below.

Long Island City Portrait

Long Island City Tree

Long Island City Roof

Long Island City Flag