Smith’s Bar, New York City

I just got back from a three-week painting trip in New York. I took a workshop with Karin Jurick the first week, and then, because I had my paints and supplies with me, I actually continued to paint for a little over a week–until I had to stop to let the paintings dry. I didn't want to carry an easel around New York and set up somewhere–painting is kind of messy, so clean-up is awkward, and the people keep moving around! But I did work from photos, using the fire escape in my apartment as a studio. Bliss!
This is Smith's Bar in Hell's Kitchen, on 8th Avenue around West 44th Street. I just loved the neon sign.
Many more New York paintings in the weeks to come–I have a stack of paintings I finished while I was there, and hundreds of photographs I hope to paint soon!
This is 8 x 10 oil on board, with slots in the back for easy unframed hanging. Click here to bid, and don't forget to check out my other paintings here.