Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Kiehl's on Third Avenue
Oil on canvas
11x14 inches

Just completed this painting of Kiehl's on Third Avenue, a wonderful shop that has been around since 1851. The interior is lit by glittering chandeliers (you might almost imagine yourself in a lighting store on the Bowery) and vintage motorcycles are displayed within. The real draw are the cosmetics and potions that line the shelves and tabletops. A helpful staff in white coats can advise and answer questions and find just the right product for you. I stopped in recently looking for a good hand cream as my fingertips crack in the cold weather and the tube I purchased is helping immensely.

As so many of these small "shops" are disappearing from the New York urban landscape, it is a real pleasure that Kiehl's is still around on their corner of Third Avenue. I caught this scene one evening during the holiday season. The lights from across the street caught my eye and as I am always looking for interesting night scenes, this one fit the bill.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Studio Wall

Various small paintings
Oil on canvas panels
5x5 and 6x6 inch paintings
mounted on 8x8 inch panels

Thought I'd share this installation of small paintings on panels that are currently hanging in my studio. I really enjoy working on these small studies as several eventually become large scale paintings. Mounting them on larger panels makes for a nice display.