I had shown these new paintings during AGAST, but only got around to adding them to my website today. Been busy with the Salmagundi Club, bolstering their public relations efforts. I forgot to mention that they had accepted two paintings for the Fall Auction and they both sold (they didn't take "Cafe Dore" - perhaps not serious enough?!). Anyway, back to the reason for this post. A couple of sketch paintings, and a finished one of the Brooklyn Bridge and River Cafe. See details on my website.
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For some reason, I became obssessed with Smith Street the past couple of months. The bright, saturated colors of the storefronts and awnings kept me mesmerized on various corners along a short stretch of Smith Street. I'm coccooning in my studio now, finishing these up with final touches and working on some other paintings... sometimes I need a little peace away from the street and passers-by. Go to my website to see details of these paintings
I haven't had the chance to photograph the two paintings, but here are photos of the views I started last week. With the wonderful weather, I was looking for wide-open space by the water, and a break from the Gowanus Canal. I spent all day yesterday working on the two views. The painting of the barge (a.k.a. Waterfront Museum) will reflect the water being at low tide. Just when I thought the moving sun was a challenge! And, after initially putting the power boat in the second (afternoon) painting, I decided to paint it out yesterday.
Yesterday I started this commissioned painting of a farmhouse in NJ. It was an amazing place to spend the afternoon with bullfrogs croaking in the pond behind me and a light breeze keeping everything nice and cool (and pushed a couple of bugs and small leaf bits into the painting... will get those out later when the paint is a little more dry). Must return here to fix the dimensions of the house and put light onto the house. The roof color came out too white, and will need adjustment.
And, today I went back to work on this painting of a path near the 3rd Street entrance at Prospect Park. Really an excuse to spend the morning at a gorgeous, relatively quiet location (except when I was wrapping up, a school group descended and what a raucous group of middle-schoolers they were!). Will need to go back to fill in tree branches and highlights on leaves, maybe put some people in... not sure yet.
Finally a sunny day in Brooklyn this spring! The rich, saturated colors of this coffee shop were hard to resist, even while a block away trees were blooming away. Visit EllaYangstudio.com for details about it.