Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On 45th Road in LIC

Continuing my exploration and documentation of LIC, I painted this small study of Long Island City resident Jeffrey and his dog Sarah in front of the brownstone they share on 45th Road. So much of LIC is changing and disappearing that I cherish those older buildings that still remain.

Jeffrey is an artist and gallery owner and I've exhibited my work in his various spaces over the years. I thought this painting would be a nice memento of his time spent living in LIC and he agreed.

Jeffrey and Sarah (study)
Oil on panel
6x6 inches

Thursday, May 26, 2016

LIC Open Studio recap 2016

Last week-end's LIC Arts Festival was hectic and fun. I visited several art installations and artist studios. Really enjoyed discovering the Eleventh Street Arts space featuring work of the Grand Central Atelier. Brought back memories of my time spent at the Art Students League. Sunday's open studio event went well despite the cloudy day and it was nice to see friends and collectors along with some new faces. Sold several paintings and a few of my original pillows. Now it's time to get back to work.

A corner in my studio

Friday, May 20, 2016

LIC Open Studio, Sunday May 22nd

Original pillow
Machine pieced

Getting the studio ready for an open studio on Sunday, May 22nd from 12-5pm. In addition to my paintings, I will also have a number of original Queens and LIC-themed pillows available.

LIC Short Triangle
Oil on canvas
15x30 inches

This scene in this painting has changed dramatically since it was created in 2008. So much of LIC has changed and there is no end in sight. I keep on painting the neighborhood where I've had my studio since 1980 as a way to document what is here today that might be gone tomorrow.

For more information on the LIC Arts Open here is a link.