Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Something different today

"Antique Car"
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Something different today. I found this 1982 painting while going through my studio shelves and pulled it out to take a closer look. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It depicts some of the details of an antique car that had been lovingly restored and was on display at an antique car show upstate. I focused in on the light fixture, horn and dashboard elements. They don't build 'em the way they used to!

I've put this painting in an eBay auction. If you would like to place a bid, click this link.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Citicorp Center stairway

Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Today's eBay painting offering depicts the stairway of the Citicorp Center leading up from the subway. This midtown building, located on 53rd between Lexington and Third Avenues is one of New York's tallest skyscrapers. I watched this building as it went up and noticed that people loved to sit on these stairs during their lunch hour, soaking up some sun and visiting with co-workers and friends.

In the 1980's I went on to paint the new Citicorp building as it was constructed in Long Island City, facing it's sister building to the west.

If you would like to bid on this painting, here is the link.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fire Escape Shadows on 9th Avenue

"Green Fire Escape Sitters"
Oil on canvas
25 x 25 inches

Continuing with my rummaging in my studio shelves I came upon this 1981 painting of a stylized scene of a facade on Ninth Avenue. The sun was hitting the building catching all kinds of shapes and shadows and two people were sitting in their window, checking out the street below.

Looking at this older painting, I can see how much my style of painting has changed and evolved over the years. And I feel that this older work still holds it own.

I've listed this painting in an eBay auction. If you would like to place a bid, click on this link.

Friday, August 16, 2013

1980's Central Park

"Hare Krishna in Central Park"
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Going through my shelves, looking for older paintings to offer in eBay auctions has been akin to searching for buried treasure and finding some. Today's painting was created in 1981 and depicts a summer scene at the Bandshell in Central Park. The Hare Krishna folks were out in force singing and dancing, garbed in colorful saffron robes. Lots of people were sitting on the benches enjoying the sights, sounds and colors swirling around them, just hanging out in a real treasure of New York, Central Park.

If you would like to bid on this painting, here is the link.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Tribeca Fire Escape

"Tribeca Fire Escape"
Oil on canvas
24 x 12 inches

The painting that I am offering on an eBay auction today is my very FIRST fire escape painting, created in 1979. I spotted this elegant building while walking around the Tribeca neighborhood and was taken with the patterns and shadows of the meandering fire escape. Many more fire escapes have shown up in my paintings over the years as I never tire of the subject. They are indicative of an older New York, as very few are being added to the newer structures going up around the city.

Click this link for the eBay listing.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Before roller bladers there were roller skaters

"Central Park Roller Skaters"
Oil on canvas
30 x 26 inches

Exuberant roller skaters in Central Park on a warm summer's day are captured in this 1983 painting. These were the days before rollerblades and iPods. Note the big black boom box carried by one of the skaters. Summer in the city...

This painting is the second in a group I will be offering for sale of some of my older works in an eBay auction. To bid, click on this link.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Ninth Avenue Street Scene from the 1970's

Oil on canvas
18 x 22 inches

I have decided to offer several older paintings for auction as I am going through my studio shelves and trying to organize and make some room for new works.

This first painting is a scene from the annual 9th Avenue Food Festival, a lively street fair that was one of the earliest and is still a go-to destination for me every May. I have done many paintings over the years, inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of this fun event.

Today's painting depicts some neighborhood residents checking out the food offerings from the folks that live in the area. It was created in 1978 and is an early work to be sure.

If you would like to bid on this painting, here is the eBay link.

I've pulled out several more paintings from my shelves and will be offering them for auction in the coming days. Check out eBay or this blog for the new offers.