DRAWING AND PAINTING
ON WOODPOINT ROAD
When I was a teenager, I had a framed poster of Claude Monet’s, “House of Parliament at Sunset” on my wall.
This chalk drawing in McGolrick Park reminded me of that image.
It brought me back to when I confused Impressionistic sunlight for fire.
Hey is that a mid-century Edward Hopper painting??
No, just a reflection from the back of one of the several film studio trucks in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
I’m always looking for interesting abstract images created from every day life in this fine city of New York. Here are 25 of my favorite ones that I took in 2011. The picture above is just rain-soaked newspaper fround on a Manhattan sidewalk.
Spilled and dried latex paint from a Brooklyn sidewalk.
Eagle Street, Greenpoint landscape.
Ikea parking lot, Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Sidewalk on the Lower East Side.
McGolrick Park lit up while filming for Boardwalk Empire.
Weathered advertising on Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
From under the Pulaski Bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Building exterior close-up in London, England.
Rooftop gardening junk.
A wall on East 60th Street, Manhattan.
From Norman Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The ole Q60 buses that shuttle people across the Queensboro Bridge.
South Williamsburg street pattern.
Rectangular stones on a beach in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Cardboard on Manhattan Avenue.
An aged sign on Clay Street, Greenpoint.
A door on Devoe Street, Brooklyn.
A beautiful wall on Oak Street, Greenpoint.
Unintended assemblage art created with utilitarian interests in Red Hook.
Fire escape shadows on Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint.
Construction debris on Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg.
From a facade being restored in Union Square, New York.
A partly cloudy reflection on the Gotham building on Queens Plaza.
My friend, Aurora Robson, whose piece, “Belch” is above, had an opening tonight at PPOW Gallery, called “Debris” also with Portia Munson & Sarah Frost. This was a solid show and had my kind of mixed media monochromatic sculpture and paintings.
Portia Munson’s “Pink Project”
Sarah Frost’s “QWERTY” with over 60,000 computer keys used.
This show will be up until April 24.
Looking down, like we do when there’s an ugly February rain outside, like today, you see things that have probably been there for a while. I found this gem on Norman Avenue today. This is what happens when you care enough to paint your fence, but not enough to consider the permanent sidewalk mess you will create. And clearly this guy’s technique looks not unlike the Abstract Expressionists works from the late 1940′s. Excellent drip technique! I totally feel your pain.