Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Apple Imitating an Apple (in Progress)

This photo is from last night's last class of this series with Jennifer Balkan. It was an open studio class. It felt MFAish. Which is a dream come true. I'm happy and excited about my "art imitating life imItating art imitating life series." It was hard to get there some Tuesdays, from 7-10 p.m., my that's late for an old lady, but fun city once I made it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Sweet Life of Stawberries

Here it is my 300th post. I'm really excited about this painting. I'm taking a second class with Jennifer Balkan, and this is a still life that we set up in last week's class. It was inspired by a conversation I had with my painter friend Kirsten Brooks, where she mentioned that the secret to great art seems to be: "Paint Big." So here it is, my super big strawberry, on a bib that's full of strawberry illustrations. Art imitating life and art imitating art imitating life. Maybe it needs to be bigger still.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Times Square Clock on the North Tower

This is a beautiful clock just off the north tower in Times Square. It took a while to notice it behind my favorite coke bottle.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Times Square Cherry Coke

I was a bit in love with the 3-D coke bottle advertisement. If it was empty you could see the green bottle, and then it would fill up with the pretend soda.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Times Square Virgin Jet on Top of Brewery

This was another wild advertising scheme. Virgin Airways had a jet on top of a building, veiled for a long time it seemed.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Times Square Horse and Buggy

Here is a painting of a horse in Times Square. I can't imagine how it must feel to be a horse among so many yellow cabs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Times Square Pigeon on the Red Face Fence

There is a red face fence in the middle of the north part of Times Square. It's very Broadway. This is a strange moment I caught on film and then painted.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Times Square News Stand

I like how the magazines came out in this painting, less is more. I know many places still sell phone cards, but they seem strangely out of date in this cell phone world. I do always try to keep one with me when I travel, just in case I haven't any cell phone service, and I need to make a call without breaking the bank.