Now the whole mural is up... I think we won a few feet (at least seemingly) in height... reopening Monday! Loving renovation is a dirty job but someone’s got to do it!
This was a 2 year plan to get the bar ceiling “botanified”. That along with other improvements will get us ready for Spring. Now we hang the 30’ monster of a mural - all hands on deck to defy gravity & bring on botany!
Pulling a very late night to finish oskar‘s mural... H O M E S T R E T C H!
This will be in the southern most corner of Oskar’s bar. Ceilings are low so I’m hoping this will add some height. It’s also meant to be in keeping the way the natural light comes in. The rusting (right corner) has just begun!
Eva is burning the midnight oil with me!
Bar mural of Chez Oskar ... an homage to Joris Hoefnagel - ready to rust!
The Ceiling is in the works! A whole lot of critters helped me though!
Chez Oskar ceiling is ready for me and I am for it! This will be an homage to a 16th century illustrator/printmaker & businessman: Joris Hoefnagel... something I like to call botanical porn!
My partner in crime, Shannon, will have #photographs hanging in this wonderful #gallery in Jersey City this month. The #opening reception is this Saturday, December 8th, at the Novado Gallery. Stop by and say hello to him!
Tomorrow join us at the Hudson Milliner #Art Salon for a #charity benefiting the Hudson Youth Center. Not just any charity, but a "Musical Chairity"which will be refereed by Hudson's super chairferee Jackie Thomas. All proceeds will go to the Hudson Youth Center and the two finalists will receive embellished prints of my #painting of the Hudson Boys Club "Of Your Community Chest", from the photo archives of the Hudson Youth Center. You can make your donation of a seat at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon, or online at: https://www.ticketor.com/hudsonmillinerartsalon/
I loved #painting this commission! This was for an 80th birthday #celebration. The augmented #collage is a favorite hymn, a favorite beach, #memorabilia & ads from the local newspaper printed the Saturday before this picture was taken in 1953. Making collaged #prints during the process make for more originals & great #gifts. Have an old #photo that could be a painting? Still need a special gift for someone?
Painting a puppy!
“Three Urban Graces” hanging in the window of the Hudson Milliner #Art Salon. This painting is included in the Novado #Gallery pop up show “Degrees of Abstraction”. Closing reception is from 3-5pm on Sunday, November 11th. Photographed by @mistergreer
“Unity Athletic & Social Club” (3’ x 4’) homage to James VanDerZee (work in progress)... I love painting well shined #shoes! These well #shined shoes will soon be on display at Curtiss Jacobs Gallery in #Harlem.
Counterproductive yet cathartic: #painting over unfinished work, #erasing lose ends.... very very cathartic.
If you are visiting Hudson, NY, or just passing by, my paintings are hanging at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon at 415 Warren Street. Open Friday-Sunday 12-6, come say hello! They are up through the holiday season.
Playing janitor in the Hudson Milliner Art Salon late on a Sunday night - love the peace here tonight....
If you’re in Hudson, NY, this #weekend, stop by the #Hudson Milliner #Art Salon at 415 Warren Street from 12-6. I’ll be doing the #Floss all day in front of my #paintings, so you get two shows at once, all absolutely free (unless, of course, you should decide to take home a painting)!
Inspired by Anne Novado it just felt right to get up on a chair and explain the work to my lovely friends neighbors & total strangers. Depth of field, shadow and light and each subject’s fight with gravity. I didn’t feel much gravity standing on that chair in our new art salon....
Join me this Saturday in Hudson to celebrate “AMERICANA, Celebrating Our Checkered Past & Present “ at the Hudson Milliner Art Salon 9/8/2018 from 5-8 PM 415 Warren Street in Hudson NY... Charlotta