Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NYS Artist Resources

I had attended a wonderful one-on-one business consultation last night sponsered by NYFA at Hallwalls.  I had the pleasure of learning more about the art business from Bruce Adams and Adam Weekly.  I also met Amy Greenan, whose work I greatly admire.  I feel like I had a million other questions I could have asked so I really hope they offer this opportunity again!  The meeting also encouraged me to continue on with a more conceptual line of paintings I've been working on... look for more to come on that!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chimneys in the Cobblestone District

I painted this on site after reading about the possible demolition of this building.  It is 120 South Park Ave.  and dates back to the end of the Canal Era in Buffalo  It would really be a shame to see it come down seeing as Buffalo is trying to recreate the "Erie Canal days" just 3 blocks away.  For more read  I have painted Illinois Street around the corner as well, and if my research is correct, this area used to be a very modern steam bakery back in 1871.  I'm really hoping we don't loose this one!
Chimneys in the Cobblestone District
Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, September 13, 2010

Store at the Corner of High and Genesse

 Store at the Corner of High and Genesee
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40

I've been working on this studio piece for the last month or so.  It's a little bit tighter than how I usually work, but overall I'm please with the result.  The history of 630 High Street in Buffalo is really cool.  It was rebuilt in 1911 after the original J.M. Brecker and Compay burned down.  The new store on the East Side purported to be thoroughly modern.  As an interesting side note - the silent partner in this store was a bowling on the greens world champion and had a popular song about the sport.  The building is currently on the city's demoliton list.  This painting will be on display at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society October - December 2010 along with some great historical articles and pictures related to the site.