I don’t know when New York has had a winter such as the one past. There was a freaky heavy snow this past Halloween. I was in town at that time as well. I found the beauty but was not inconvenienced by it. Back again, to experience an early full blown sun lit Spring. I spend many of my days at the museums. Yesterday I saw the Gertrude Stein collection at the Met. A couple of days ago, I viewed the Diego Rivera exhibit at MOMA.
Since recently taking a class in painting street scenes, I must say that I have been looking at the people, traffic and buildings in New York in quite a different way. After leaving the Met a few days ago, I walked wistfully down 5th Ave. Central Park was across the street from me to my right and I sought to hug any strip of shade I could find next to the buildings which flanked me to my left. Suddenly I came upon a courtyard with two cherry trees in bloom. A high fence beautiful ornamental wrought iron fence shielded the property from the public. I stuck my iPhone through the , however to snap a couple of images. An interesting perspective, I thought. This is the resulting painting. I like it quite a lot.