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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