Thursday, June 19, 2008

New York When It Sizzles

Here are some paintings I did on a couple of sunny days in late New York springtime. It's amazing how the weather changes from biting cold to dazzling sunshine in a matter of days over there. The Greenwich paintings (the first two) were painted on the same afternoon, just up the road from the downtown Guggenheim offices where I used to work. I painted the Washington Square Park scene later, in early May, when all the students were fervently revising despite the gorgeous weather. It's a shame that the park is now under construction, but I found a nice, unspoiled corner with a good view of the red-brick NYU cottages and some lovely trees.

(Gardens of St.Luke in the Field with Cherry Blossom; Hudson Diner; Washington Square Park)

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