Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another view of LIC

"LIC Looking Northwest"
Oil on canvas
11 x 14 inches

The painting has been going slowly for awhile. It happens every so often in the lives of many artists. We eventually bounce back to painting like gangbusters, but every so often things slow down.

I just completed this painting, another view of Long Island City as seen from the terrace of some collectors of my work. I particularly chose this subject as the small scale buildings off Vernon Blvd. are portrayed along with the more well-known P.S. 1 and the 5Pointz yellow graffiti building (rumored to be torn down soon to make way for a new high rise structure). Since taking this photo last spring, new construction has begun and this view has been altered by the steel skeleton of a new building rising in the west. This painting, a "snapshot in time" will remain of LIC circa 2012.