Sunday, January 17, 2010

"We were here before you were born" McSorley's

-------------------------- McSorley's Old Ale House
-------------------------------- oil on linen
It’s my largest commissioned painting to date that I’d been working for last couple of months. McSorley's Old Ale House is the oldest and unique ale house in NYC. Women were not allowed into this establishment until 1970.
I've enjoyed working on this large piece and happy with how the painting turned out but still nervous enough about how it will be received by the buyer. Yesterday I got an email from the client and he is very pleased with the painting. While working on this painting, I was so curios about interior of the bar, that we went there with my husband one day and had to wait in line just to get in. I managed to take a good pictures despite the crowdedness and one day I’m planning to do the painting with interior of this amazing place.
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5 comments: said...

If I was the buyer I will be more than please, I will give you a bonus.I think you did a great job congratulation

Anonymous said...

brilliant work Janet, i love the contrast of warm lighting within with the cool of outside and the lovely little details that make it so special. r.

Ana Márquez said...

Great, Janet. It's a wonderful work. Congratulations.
A hug from Spain.

Janet Ternoff said...

Thank you all.

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Wow! I love that wet pavement and street and it has such atmosphere. Excellent work as usual :-) Loving all of it!