30 Paintings 30 Days 2019
New York City is the theme for my 6th year of doing a painting a day in the month of January. I truly love the challenge of this exercise. I feel productive and love the energy that surrounds the challenge. I moved to NYC shortly after I graduated college and fell in love with the city that never sleeps. The following paintings are some of my favorite places and memories that I shared with my husband Eric.
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1. "42nd Street, Times Square" is 12" x 12" Acrylic on Artist Board.
I worked across from Penn Station and after work I'd walk up to 60th and Madison to meet Eric. My route included going through Times Square which wasn't quite as nice as it is now. No eye contact.
Day 2, "My Favorite Lunch" 10" x 10", Acrylic on artist board.
I ate a lot of Ray's Pizza at lunchtime in NYC, at $1.25 a slice you couldn't beat it.
Day 3, "1/2000, Brooklyn Bridge' 8" x 10", Acrylic on artist board.
Day 4, "308 Canal Street, Pearl Paint". 8" x 10" Acrylic on Artist board.
Sad to say Pearl Paints no longer exists. It was the department store for artist's supplies and I loved it. If walls could talk I'm sure many a famous NY artist shopped there. A perfect date after work was a trip to SoHo to shop at Pearl Paints and a walk over to Chinatown or Veselka.
Day 5, "137 E. Houston Street", 8" x 10" Acrylic on Artist Board.
If I wasn't having Pizza I was probably having a Knish for lunch. Now that's comfort food.
Day 6, "Free Ride on the Ferry", 12" x 12", Acrylic on Artist Board.
Great views from lower Manhattan of the Statue of Liberty and the Staten Island Ferry. Commuters and tourists enjoy a free ride.
Day 7, "Delacorte Clock, Central Park Zoo", 9" x 11", Acrylic on Canvas.
A great place to have a little peace and quiet in the city.
Day 8, "The Flagship", 8" x 10" Acrylic on Artist Board.
I was just a browser at Tiffany's, but oh what fun that was. Doesn't hurt to dream a little, right!
Day 9, "Curtain Call", is 9" x 11" Acrylic on Canvas.
We enjoyed "Mozart's Magic Flute" at Lincoln Center and a private tour of the backstage area while Kathleen Battle was warming up her vocal chords. One of the many magical places in NYC.
Day 10, "The Met", 11" x 14" on Artist Hardboard.
Joy is what I experience when wandering around an art museum. I'd spend the day walking through the galleries at the Met, break for a hot dog and then meeting Eric after work for a stroll in the city. I cherish that time together there that we had.
Day 11, "Arturo's in the Village", 9" x 12", The last coal fire oven in NYC. My first graphic design job in NYC was at a legal publishing company and though the work wasn't that creative the ladies I worked with were! One of the girls husbands played the piano at Arturo's and we all meet there after work and enjoy the deliciousness of Italian food and music. SOLD
Day 12, "Cannoli World", "10 x 10", I could really go for a cannoli after painting this one. I might have to go over to Bella Gusto today and pick one up! Little Italy in NY was another favorite place to wander. Basically it's great to wander around NYC!
Day 13 "Flatiron Building", 10" x 10", Acrylic on artist board. I passed this building often on my lunch hour. The triangular shaped building was built in 1901 and is located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway which was called "Ladies Mile" as it was a popular shopping spot in 1901.
Day 14, "An Icy View", 10 x 10 Acrylics on Artist Board.
Though I never had the pleasure of skating on Wollman Rink I would love to someday.
Day 15 and half way through! "New York's Finest" , 11" x 14" Acrylic on artist board. I couldn't help myself but to gush over the beautiful majestic brave horses in NYC! A total of 55 police horses used for crowd control, terrorist attacks and often first on the scene of tragedy.
Day 16, " Manor Delicatessen on Jamaica Avenue" 10 x 10, Acrylic on Artist Board.
We lived in Woodhaven in Queens. Shopping on Jamaica Avenue was a daily event, shopping in family owned business along the avenue. Our favorites were Manor Deli, Lewis of Woodhaven, Pops, and all the veggie and fruit stores.
Day 17, "Commuter Days", 9x12, artist board.
Day 18, " Lunch in the Park" 9' x 12", Acrylic on canvas.
Thank you Aunt May May for a great day, lunch at Tavern on the Green and The Met Cloisters.
Day 19, "Empire State Building", 8" x 8", Acrylic on Canvas.
One of my first touristy things to do in NYC with Eric.
Day 20, "Trinity Wall Street", 10" x 10" Acrylic on Artist Board.
Lots of family history at this church.
Day 21 and one of my favorite places in NYC. Peaceful, silent, reflective and a world within a world. "The Met Cloisters" 11" x 14", Acrylic on Artist Board.
Day 22, "All Lined Up", Acrylic on Artist Board. I like painting the old newspaper dispensers and newsstands too! On our commute into Manhattan from Queens we'd share the Daily News and catch on current events.
Day 23, " Washington Square Park" , 8" x 8", Acrylic on Canvas.
A marsh, A cemetery, A parade ground, A gathering spot for artists, A playground for dogs and kids, A great place in NYC.
Day 24, "Peking Duck House", 8" x 8", Acrylic on canvas.
A fun memory of date night in Chinatown, usually followed by cannoli in Little Italy.
Day 25, "Carnegie Delicatessen", 9" x 11", Acrylic on canvas.
Pastrami, cornbeef, chopped liver or a tip tongue sandwich anyone?
Day 26, " Hell Gare Bridge", 8" x 8" Acrylic on canvas
Day 27, "Coney Island Fortune Teller", 9" x 11", Acrylic on canvas
Day 28, Saint Matthew's Church", 9" x 11", Acrylic on canvas.
Day 29, "92-12 95th Street" 9"x11", Acrylic on canvas.
Copyright 2008 Anne Raskopf