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)