These paintings are primarily commissions, I accept about 4 building
portraits a year to work in the studio during winter and frigid or
windy days. These are often gifts for special occasions-moving to a new
home, retirement, significant birthdays. Every recipient has been
thrilled by the creation of a significant family heirloom, I love
hearing people describe their memories and important details of places
On the French River
15x30 oil 2013
North of Toronto, this cabin is accessible by a 45 minute ride by boat. The customer supplied a selection of stunning photos showing a variety of angles and details in two seasons. It was a pleasure to paint the variety of textures, reflections and colors.
Wine on Third
11x14 oil 2013
Third Street in Niagara Falls has old time charm and a lot of history. This corner wine bar was a drug store for many years, as a wine bar, it has expanded into three storefronts with formal dining and a pizza restaurant added on. This was a plein air nocturne, the 3/4 moon arrived at midnight, just in time to finish the picture.
22X28 oil 2011
This home was a ranch and was rebuilt as
an elegant home on the Niagara River.
Stately trees surround it with shade while the back has windows overlooking the bridge and river.
8th Avenue Stop
12X24 oil on panel 2011
My original painting at this location was a smaller size and I was
overwhelmed by the close quarters of a Brooklyn plein air,
the elegant architecture details and the perspective of a 4 story brownstone.
This studio work concentrated on the brilliant morning light of my photographs and memory of the first painting.
18X24 oil 2011
Started as a plein air on the hottest day of the summer this majestic
1826 building dominates the little town of Whitesville, New York.
Read the story of its creation at www.kschifano.blogspot.com
Memories of 16th Street
13X12 pastel 2009
Pastel painting that combines an existing building with the way it looked in the 1950's. That's Aunt Bea on the upstairs porch.
View Into The 20th Century
14X10 oil 2008
The 20th Century Club on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo includes a lovely garden. Sitting in their garden, looking up, an open window beckons.
Party's At 555 Pine
24X36 oil 2009
Elegant Lockport cupola glows in the sunset.
Bevo and Bonzo's Texas Ranch
14X18 oil 2009
Shirley said WHITE House
11X14 oil 2009
It doesn't snow much in Central New Jersey, so this is a special painting of a former snowbelt resident's home, celebrating early morning light of an unusual snowstorm.
Beyond the Antiques
I went antique hunting with a friend & never made it indoors. This lovely flower covered old barn behind the parking lot kept me busy all day
Blossom Mill (South of buffalo)
Another favorite place to paint, fishermen & visitors are dwarfed by the huge mill in Blossom.
Lockport Old Mill
A former train station, rumors say a California couple will turn this into a restaurant & home.
All images of paintings & photographs copyright 2006-2014 Kath Schifano, all rights reserved.