Houston Street in the Rain

Houston Street in the Rain

More rainy day images from New York–just following people around, looking for the right combinations of umbrellas, trying to keep my camera dry… This one’s 8×10 on thin (1/16 inch) artist panel. Click here to bid, and go here to see all paintings on...

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Looking Up

Looking Up

Wandering around New York on a sunny day, looking for something to paint…why not look up? This is 8 x 10 on 1/2 inch fiberboard, with slots in the back for easy hanging.  Click here to bid, and go here to see other paintings on eBay.  And you can always check out my gallery on Daily...

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Springtime in NY

Springtime in NY

Lexington Avenue on a sunny spring afternoon.  Love the water tower on the rooftop.  Any time I can work in a water tower, I do it! 8 x 10 oil on 1/2 inch board with slots in the back for easy hanging.  Go here to bid, go here to see all paintings on eBay, and go here to check out my Daily Paintworks...

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Girl with Umbrella

Girl with Umbrella

  I took this photo on a rainy day in the meatpacking district, which is of course not at all about packing meat anymore, and is instead about selling art.  As always–it starts to rain, and I step outside with my camera and start looking for some umbrellas to paint. A bright blue umbrella is a gift–I just followed her around until I got the scene I wanted. 8 x 10 oil on 1/2 inch fiberboard, with slots in the back for easy...

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Phone Booth

Phone Booth

  You almost never see anybody using a phone booth in New York.  Come to think of it, you almost never see a phone booth in New York. This was one of those rainy days when I was walking around Greenwich Village in the rain, looking for interesting shots of wet pavement and umbrellas.  A rainy cityscape. 8 x 10 oil on 1/2 inch board, with slots in the back for easy hanging.  Go here to bid.  You can also see my other paintings on eBay or...

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34th Street, New York City

34th Street, New York City

For some reason, I just loved this particular view last time I was in New York.  I walked across the intersection dozens of times taking pictures.  I’ve painted several versions already, and I’m not done–I’m working on a few more now. This one is 6 x 6, oil on 1/2 inch board with slots in the back for easy hanging.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see all my paintings on eBay, and check out my Daily Paintworks gallery,...

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“Soho Street”

“Soho Street”

  This is one of those paintings that pleased me so much that I just couldn’t stand to part with it for the longest time.  I just loved that little bird in the middle of the street. Anyway, I think I can stand to let it go at last, especially as I now have another four or five, painted much more recently, that I can’t bring myself to part with. It’s strangely hard to give some of them up! This is 8 x 8 oil on 1/2 inch...

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The Modern-Day Mad Men?

The Modern-Day Mad Men?

I painted this during a workshop I took with Karin Jurick in New York. I wanted to learn how to do cityscapes that were more about the people and less about the buildings.  So I stood in this spot where I liked the shadows and the light and the background, and I waited for the right person to walk by.  After a few minutes this guy strolled by in his nice suit. Perfect!  He was rounding the corner onto Madison Avenue, so here he is:  My...

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On Earth as it is in Austin

On Earth as it is in Austin

I am just ridiculously happy with this painting. I won’t say it’s a perfect painting, but it just came together all at once, with absolutely no fussing or reworking. I was in a gloriously happy mood when I took the photo–just so pleased to be back in my native Texas, wandering around my alma mater (UT), taking pictures in the gorgeous October sunshine.  And then I was also gloriously happy to be back home, a couple months...

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Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

I spent a little time in Montreal in August.  It’s a beautiful city, and while it is very French, it’s very North American, too.  Sometimes I felt like I was in Seattle, or New York, or San Francisco–and then there are those moments when it feels very much like Paris, or Lyon. Either way, it’s a lovely place, and I’ve had a lot of fun making paintings from the photos I took there.  Here’s one of...

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