I really love living in New york. Although I have had my share of friendly debates with my fiance about what area is better, East Coast v. West Coast (West coast, obviously), I have to admit, that there is no place like New York. It is a gigantic playground for artists and creative types to be inspired by.
These are some paintings that I have done on location in New York City.
This painting was done in the West Village a few years ago. It has a lot of sentimental value to me because it was my first impression on my first day living here. I was still looking for an apartment and was staying with my friend Dice Tsutsmi, when we went out to painting.
This painting of Central Park was painted last spring. It was one of the first weekends when the weather was good enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt. I went to the park with a bunch of friends and we had a picnic, ate food, drank wine and painted. That was a great day.
This is a painting of SoHo, that was done last November. I remember this day well-- it was so damn cold. I believe this was my last time painting before winter started.
This is another painting of SoHo that I did last week. I went out with my friend Tom Cardone, an amazing painter who really needs a blog :) The weather was extremely warm for a day in January. I was painting in a long sleeve t-shirt and it still felt hot. The conditions were very difficult because the light changed constantly, because the cloud cover moving so quickly. I can't complain though, I was outside painting on a beautiful day.