And now for something completely different. I’ve always taken pictures of bars and hotel lobbies–I just love all those warm, glowy lights. I finally decided to give one a try. This is the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, one of my favorite places to visit in New York. Dorothy Parker lived there, E.B. White often stayed there, and of course the writers of the Algonquin Roundtable hung out there. I never go to New York without stopping in for a glass of Champagne.
I’m saving up to actually take a painting trip to New York–a complicated endeavor because it means being there long enough to paint and let the paintings dry, having some outdoors space like a terrace where paintings can air out, and, of course, lugging supplies around. Not sure if I’ll be able to pull it off, but I’m trying for next July. So–you know–buy a painting, help send a painter to Manhattan. That’s the deal.