Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coming soon....

I found these two cool shadow photographs that I took a while ago in Manhattan. Being fascinated by the interesting negative shapes that shadows create...I think that I will alter one of these images and even introduce some color manipulations and... see what happens. Perhaps even repetitions of the image for a different effect.. we'll see how the paper reacts to my color choices.

Having a one person show coming up in Chelsea in March, I may even include this experiment... if... it is somewhat successful! Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Time to blog....

With every intention of getting to the studio and cranking out some work... first to Home Depot to purchase some wood framing for paintings... (traffic on the Long Island Expressway had moved along quite smoothly) only to arrive at my studio in Long Island City... where trailer trucks full of MOVIE gear were unloading all over the place! (The area is getting famous for movie filming... employing the NYC skyline as a background.) SO many BLOCKS had NO PARKING! After maybe a bit too much driving around in search of a space I faced the reality that it was not happening today. Back on the road home... and now, a chance to catch up on my e-mails and post another blog entry! Enjoy a few more paintings of mine! -- BL

Monday, January 17, 2011

More photographs of interest...

I had another occasion recently to play with the simplicity of objects coupled with an interestingly angled early morning beam of sunlight. The abstractness and alluring
shapes that evolve as I move things into positions of interest within this sun stream
are quite disarming and unexpected. Enjoy! -- BL

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Huffing and puffing and...

Wow! Got up Monday morning in a very cold house, a quick scurry to the basement revealed an oil tank gauge clearly reading... EMPTY! Yikes! A call to the service we use... holding for some time, per usual, as monotonous music played in the background... FINALLY a real person's voice informed me that SOMETIME today a serviceman will come by. There go my plans for the day. I was REALLY looking forward to getting to the studio today to work (more inner huffing and puffing...).

But... later in the morning I did focus on some beautiful sunlight that was streaming into our kitchen window. I took a clear glass and simply enjoyed some abstract light forms flowing through the glass... grabbed my camera and got some interesting images. I love seeing what odd shapes and surreal type images I can manipulate by employing simple objects, and playing with light. Enjoy the above! -- BL

Friday, January 7, 2011

My work in Great Neck, Long Island Gallery

These two paintings are now at the 10 Grace Avenue Gallery in Great Neck, Long Island. Both are acrylic paintings of mine. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday-11-6 through January, 2011! I am part of a five person show at this location and all work is for sale.

Here's the poster for the show:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Found drawing

This drawing was part of a series of continuous line drawings which I did several years ago. The idea is to let your pencil or pen constantly create lines without raising it from the surface... to draw on... regardless!

For me, it was a terrific way especially, when sketching on location, to not allow myself to get caught up with erasing or smudging in shadowing , etc.. It literally forced me to "get" what I was seeing and move on to the next sketch.

I would like to do more of these, as I think that they produce interesting, creative results! -- BL

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Noho Gallery 6th Annual Auction

Check out this site regarding

the winter auction at Noho Gallery. It is a live show and is posted on

the internet! I have two pieces

in the show! Enjoy!