Friday, February 27, 2009

Photo Fridays: Eight Water tanks

Eight Water tanks (NYC), photograph, 2006
This was shot somewhere in downtown Manhattan near The Bowery or Union Square. If you look close, you can find 8 water tanks perched on the rooftops. I'll be posting many more shots of these old water tanks on the new version of my website (coming soon).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Photo Fridays: Lincoln Square Lanes

Lincoln Square Lanes, photograph, 2008

Another shot from my series of old signage. Lincoln Square Lanes is an old school bowling alley -- no automated scoring, cheap beer, loud music. It sits on top of a hardware store. Well, not for much longer. I was driving home past it last night and saw signs in the window that the hardware store is closing. Big Moving Sale! 30% off! Another local establishment closed down due to the economic recession...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo Fridays: Orthodox Graffiti

Orthodox Graffiti, photograph, 2006
I shot this walking through SoHo in New York City. I think it captures some of the older grittiness that can still be seen here and there. The Orthodox Jewish men and the wall of graffiti highlights the many contrasting images you can find while walking around Manhattan. Also makes you wonder what they might be talking about...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Work in Progress: Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun, acrylic on panel, 2009 (work in progress)
I started this painting today using a sketch for reference that I drew a few days ago. It took me about 5 hours to get it to this point. It's my first full painting in 2009 -- I've mostly been working on screen-prints for the past month.

I'm tired of winter and I intentionally used bright colors and sunny subject matter in this painting. Looking at it some more, it's not quite done. I have some touching-up to do and will probably add some more color to give stronger dimension to the hair. I'll decide once I get back in the studio later this week...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Photo Fridays: Records and Tapes

This is a close-up shot of my tape collection circa 2005. Most of the tapes were from mid 80's-early 90's. I shot some photos of the tapes right before I donated them to the Brown Elephant. A lot I have of these tapes on CD or mp3 anyway. Some I wouldn't listen to any more and others I just haven't gotten around to getting digitally.
I still have all my old records though. Vinyl sounds good and is too hard to give up.