Thursday, March 19, 2009

Primary colors

The connection to a Mondrian influence is obvious here. But I'm trying
to be looser, and have a little fun. But I'd bet Mondrian had fun too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Working in humidity

Some times it gets so humid the paint won't dry fast enough for me to
put on the next layer. Here I have a canvas drapped over a trash can
to try to get some air circulaing around it.

Croton cover

The Croton covers are some of the oldest in the city and were made for
the water supply that fed the Croton Aquaduct. This one is near
Riverside Drive. At the top of the picture you can see the sidewalk
and curb extending away from the canvas.

Long thin painting

This started as an experiment with using gold leaf (look at the top of
the painting) but started looking nice as a long thin piece. I'm going
to stretch it soon and see how that looks.

Monday, March 9, 2009

WSNY in progress

Here is a canvas that I am working on. It has been placed over the
manhole cover with the left side of the canvas in the street. The
yellow strip going up the side is the curb.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Subway grate

This painting is part of a commission of 25 works for John Jay College
of Criminal Justice that I completed in spring of 2008. I color the
squares in after I take the rubbing of the subway grate.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Post

I took a year off to recharge. Although I have still been painting I
have not been out on the street selling and talking about art. I'm
posting this picture because it is a motif I'd like to explore more
this year; the sewer cover with the square subway grate.

The squares really compliment each other. One of the reasons I love
painting the NYC Sewer cover is because I like to play with the rhythm
in the little juxtaposed squares. The subway grate allows me to expand
the scope of the experiment.