Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Weekend Shots: Jefferson Market Library

If you've followed this blog for a few months, you've seen this building before: the Jefferson Market Library, one of the most prominent structures in Greenwich Village. It was built in 1887 as a courthouse, with an adjoining women's prison. The prison is long since gone, the site now occupied by a beautiful community garden on Greenwich Ave. Of course, I've painted and photographed the library many times, and I was fortunate to see it over the weekend in that great late afternoon light, and then after dark. Without a tripod on hand, the night photo is sub-par. The watercolor sketch, done about two years ago, is on 3.5" x 9.5" Sennelier paper.

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