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I’ve just completed a series of 16 paintings shown here,
with the primary focus being the almost
100 year old elevated No. 7 subway line
that runs through the borough of Queens in New York City.

The play of light and shadow that the “El” casts on the
streets, buildings and people under it is absolutely fascinating to me.

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to reflect each individual painting.

I’ve just completed a series of
16 paintings shown here,
with the primary focus being
the almost 100 year old
elevated No. 7 subway line
that runs through the borough of
Queens in New York City.

The play of light and shadow
that the “El” casts on the
streets, buildings and people
under it
is absolutely fascinating to me.

Note:
Click any painting
to see the full un-cropped watercolor.

BUS UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorkers). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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EVENING SHADOWS UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorkers). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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COCA COLA TRUNK UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorkers). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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EL STAIRWELL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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WAITING UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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EL SUBWAY PLATFORM STATION

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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INCOMING EL SUBWAY

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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EL SUBWAY STATION BOOTH

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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SHOPPERS UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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BAR UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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MOVIE THEATER UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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HAIR SALON UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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BEN UNDER THE EL

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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TWO RESTING EL CARS - #1

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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TWO RESTING EL CARS - #2

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This watercolor was painted on heavy weight Arches 300 pound archival watercolor paper.
The size is 30 inches x 22 inches.

The location is Roosevelt Avenue in the borough of Queens in New York City. The avenue and it's surrounding areas are home to one of the most diverse ethnic communities in New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the main thoroughfare running through most of Queens. Small businesses and houses, both apartment buildings and single owner homes, line both sides of the elevated subway structure (the "El" as it’s called by New Yorker’s). And it’s this “El” that dominates the landscape of the avenue.

The shadows cast on the street by the subway structure are constantly moving as the light changes from morning to evening. And it's this constant play of shadow and light that intrigues me the most and it’s why I paint this subject over and over again.

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