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The latest news is one that I can’t make totally public — a well-respected NYC architect invited me to hang six small and one large painting in her office in midtown. The paintings will be on loan for about six months.  It is an exciting opportunity to have my work potentially seen by high end residential and commercial clients, but it is not “open to the public”. I let the architect select which paintings she’d like. I was most surprised that she chose these three interiors:

corner of the studio

Corner of the Studio

 

vermont condo dining area

Vermont Condo

warm glow in living room

Warm Glow in Living Room

And not so surprised about these three cityscapes:

ginger's bar

Ginger’s Bar

abc construction co.

ABC Construction Co.

Purple and Blue Awnings on Smith Street

Purple and Blue Awnings on Smith Street

And, I was most pleased that she chose this large unusual composition that I started while at the Vermont Studio Center (a month-long artist residency). I reworked it a few years later in my own Brooklyn studio to “correct” the light (thanks to looking at some Hopper interiors!).

Studio in Vermont

Studio in Vermont

Cross your fingers that someone will be interested in taking a piece home with them (after paying, of course!).

I have to admit that I’ve been woefully inattentive to this blog. I’ve been very distracted by Facebook and my artist page there; getting “fans” on FB has been a new source of positive feedback! So, please don’t take this lack of postings as a sign that I haven’t been busy at my easel. In fact, I have a couple of new paintings underway. This one of the Gowanus Canal is actually inspired by the cloud reflections.  Not easy to get them like on the Canal on a calm day.

I also decided to skip posting “works in progress” in a separate section and just include them in my regular posts. So, here’s how my Canal painting has developed:

I’ve got a few things to touch up before I deem it “finished.” Will keep you posted!

Yet another opinion on the fate of the Gowanus Canal being named a Superfund site on blog called Ink Lake,  illustrated by yet another of my paintings, “Canal and Carroll Street Bridge”:

"Canal & Carroll St Bridge," oil on linen

Who knows how these things work, but much to my surprise, none of my three submissions to the Salmagundi Club’s spring auction were accepted. So, that left me pondering whether to put those paintings on EBay for my own auction!  In the meantime, I was invited to show a painting in the National Arts Club‘s annual Roundtable Exhibition, April 6 – 17.  That seemed like a wonderful opportunity, indeed more than a consolation prize. They are located at 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Hope you’ll stop by to see, “Early Evening on Garfield Place”, an oil on linen painting, 24″x30″.

early-evening-on-garfield-place

This is a view from Prospect Park West looking east on Garfield Place. The buildings looked like individual characters jostling to get a chance at the last warming rays of a short winter’s day.

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