Vintage Photo: Red Newspaper Stand on 46th Street 9.1.1991

This was one of my favorite newsstands. For some reason it reminds me of a samurai warrior.  I visited this newspaper stand, not far from Grand Central Station in New York, many times. I brought cameras with color and black and white film, and took many, many photographs before the one shown below. I love […]

Samurai, Shadow Warrior

The free form pencil sketch that formed the basis of today’s study reminded me of Kagemusha, the Shadow Warrior, in Akira Kurosawa’s movie of the same name. This vision dictated how I completed this painting. I like Samurai movies, including others by Kurosawa, but I don’t watch them that often. There was only one, whose name I forgot, […]