Saturday, March 15, 2014

Woman in the Window

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16
The soft contours and warm color of the female figure are contrasted with the cold hard edges of the room and window. The naked vulnerability of the woman as she looks out at the harsh and brittle lights of the city create a somber mood.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

City Yacht Club

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 40x30
The glittering lights of the city form a backdrop to the pleasure craft floating in regal style in the harbor. The yachts of various sizes are dwarfed by the colossal buildings and the night reflections add a festive mood to the painting.

Tug Boat in Trouble

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16
The sturdy little tugboat struggles through heavy seas heading for a safe harbor as the wind howls and the cold waves flood the decks and threaten to capsize the craft. The immense and violent waves crashing against the tiny ship toss it about and then plunge it again down watery canyons. The dark vastness of the  ocean is terrifying and only the lights of the floundering boat offer any warmth to the scene.

New York Harbor at Daybreak

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16
The tugboat is one symbol of New York. Along with its more famous icons of Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge, the sturdy little tugs, once all steam powered, working quietly in the harbor became a sight in the city. In this painting morning dawns, and the city looms in the background with pleasure craft nearby. This working class boat chugs along, followed by a flock of noisy seagulls.