Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NY Yacht Club 175th Anniversary

NY Yacht Club 175th Anniversary
Oil on canvas
20x16 inches

One of the more whimsical building facades in Manhattan can be found on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It is the home of the NY Yacht club which in 2019 celebrates their 175th anniversary. A visitor to my ChaShaMa exhibit this past August mentioned this to me and suggested it might be an interesting subject to paint. I had in fact taken many photos of this building and had painted a small study several years ago. It seemed a good time to reexamine this building subject and here is the result. I captured the light hitting the side of the building as the sun was setting in the west. The interior lights were lit casting a golden glow within, creating a nice contrast with the gray stone ship's exterior and sea creatures adorning the front of the building. As I've noted many times, they just don't build 'em this way anymore and I'm delighted when I come upon these unique and beautiful building facades.

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