Just Published – Venice Grand Canal Oil

November 10, 2008

This is about the most famous view of Venice available. Most everybody that comes to Venice takes a picture from this spot and I see it on television all the time. With that in mind I  feel comfortable issuing a new version of my work this time as an oil motif. Lately I’ve been going back to revisit my earlier digital work. What do you think? Should I leave well enough alone?

My reasoning for going back is my techniques and skills have grown over the years and this picture is a favorite.

Venice 58 v7

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New York Public Library – Inside View

October 13, 2008

The lions outside the front of the buildings are always the draw to this library for me because my mother had bookend copies on her shelf for as long as I can remember. They symbolized knowledge, learning, strength, and contentment.  Less familiar to me are the reading rooms inside. The artwork on the ceiling is wonderful, I just had to sit down and stare at it for a long time. The room was quiet and I had my flash turned off so I could be as discreet as possible while taking this picture.

NY Public Library 2

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Times Square NYC version two

October 13, 2008

My first version of Times Square from the photo I took on my visit in 2006 has won me praise and print sales. Like most visitors there, I’m captivated by the crowds, colors, excitement, movement. This time I chose a photo that I took stepping onto the street in the evening while the signs were at their best. No distortions of the buildings on this version, the impact of the place was completely different this time compared to my visit just two years ago. Let me know which version you like best.

Times Square 1483 

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New York Stock Exchange NYSE

October 12, 2008

This one is a little different: I did not take the picture. The original is by artist Karin Jurick whose work I very much enjoy. She hosts a blog called Different Strokes From Different Folks where she posts a different photo about once a week for other artists to paint. The other artist’s painted version of the photo appear on the blog page. Be sure to check out some of those artists, the talent visiting that site is extraordinary. That blog does not accept any computer generated art so I’m posting my version of Karin’s photo here.

nyse v3

I wish I took this picture.  After all, I was a business major in college and just recently visited New York.  Since the original version is Karin’s, this piece is another blog only special, not for sale, no larger versions available on my web site


Greenwich Village Orange-Pink House

October 9, 2008

This place just grabbed me when I first saw it. The color just popped out to the street. The closer I got to it the more I realized it is an off beat color like kind of a base for pink. Certainly I would not want my own house that color but this does look good to me.

Orange pink house 

Since I’m in the neighborhood this next piece is relevant. The Little Italy street in Manhattan had special decorations up for a celebration. The corner restaurants with outdoor seating, umbrellas was very charming and I had a nice ravioli lunch at one of them. Unfortunately I’m not totally happy with the below piece because somehow it does not capture the essence of the neighborhood. It won’t be posted on my web site so the size is a little larger than normal for this blog.

NYC Italian Cafe 2


New York University

October 5, 2008

For reasons I cannot explain, I am drawn to buildings with either a red, orange, or dark yellow facade.  First I noticed this in Italy where I was drawn to the colors when they are weathered. Those I like because the colors are lighter on top of the building and darker as your eye moves toward the bottom. The fascination does not stop there and in this case the reddish buildings, blue sky, and green leaves all mixed quite nicely. While in New York this last trip I found myself also taking pictures of the old red brick buildings, particularly the apartments.

NYU 1 v2

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NYC Washington Arch Redux

October 4, 2008

The color on my first version just did not seem right, either did the grayness. This version takes care of both concerns and will soon be posted to my web site.  More to come from New York.

Arch 2

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