July in New York City

Plein air landscape painting of the Jeff Koons Sculpture at the World Trade Center.

Koons Sculpture at the World Trade Center. 8 x 12 in, oil on panel.

Here are few plein air paintings from the last week in New York. I was staying in Tribeca and painted a bit in the neighborhood.

Plein air painting of Church Street in Tribeca.

Church Street. 12 x 8 inches, oil on panel.

It was pretty quiet downtown for the July 4th weekend, and the city had a wonderfully empty feel to it. I also went up to 5th Avenue on the morning of the 4th to paint the flags on Rockefeller Center.

Plein air painting of the flags on Fifth Avenue.

Flags on Fifth Avenue. 8 x 12 inches, oil on panel.

And we painted a bit in Central Park.

New Yorkers have an undeserved reputation for being rude to tourists, but I find it one of my favorite places to paint. The locals always seem so appreciative and respectful of plein air painters.

Painting of a bubble-blower in Central Park.

Bubble Blower, Central Park. 11 x 14 inches, oil on panel.

Plein air painting of a Saxophonist in Central Park.

Saxophonist, Central Park. 12 x 8 inches, oil on panel.

Plein air painting of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

The Bethesda Fountain. 12 x 8 inches, oil on panel.

5 comments

  1. I live in France and everyobe here says that NYers are super nice – helping out by giving directions and such – unlike in Paris.

    Nice paintings- I like the life and brightness in the 1st one.

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