Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Lillie's on 17th Street

Lillie's
Oil on panel
8x8 inches

This charming restaurant/pub in the Union Square district is dedicated to Lillie Langtry, a well-know Victorian singer/actress who led quite the colorful life. What caught my eye was the wonderful floral facade surrounding the large window with a burst of color. On closer inspection the reflections in the window were equally intriguing, a subject for one of my NYC paintings. I like all of the paintings I create and I especially love this one, it just makes me happy when I look at it.

 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Moynihan Station Impressions

New Penn Reflections II-Clock
Oil on panel
6x6 inches

This recently completed small study explores a section of the new Moynihan Train Station. Every train station needs a clock and this modern updated version is on view under the vaulted glass ceiling. A welcome, light-filled and airy new transit hub for commuters. 

The other night I caught the opening scenes of the 1955 movie, "The 7-Year Itch" with Marilyn Monroe. I caught my breath as I watched the action unfold in the original Pennsylvania Station, so sadly torn down in the 1960's. What a travesty that was and what a monumental loss for New York City. The Moynihan Station is located in the Farley Post Office building, the sister building across the street from where the original Penn once stood. Glad that this building is still standing, under renovation and is once again a Beaux Arts gem being used in the 21st century.