jeffsotoart American painter Richard Estes. His was one of the first art books I would check out at the library repeatedly. His photorealistic depictions of NYC really resonated with me as a teen and the empty streets and visual overload was magic to my suburban brain. His paintings took me off to faraway NYC, they piqued my curiosity and I knew I'd visit NY at some point (however, it was very different in 2001 vs. his pictures from the 70's!!). I found that same old book at the library today, and checked it out. I've lost count how many times I've traveled to NYC and flipping through the book it's fun that I can recognize so many of the locations. It kind of reconnected me to that childhood wonder I had, and these paintings are SO nostalgic and beautiful! This painting in particular is so rad because a couple months ago I stayed in this exact spot. It is now the Tribeca Grand Hotel (right about where the bus and yellow car are). This is looking east on White Street and Ave of the Americas. My room was right across from the red brick building and I remember wondering about that curvy old signpainting that says "Look for the clothespin tag!". NYC is always changing and it's fun to see what it looked like when is was a bit seedy and grittier.... Anyways. Richard Estes. Check out his work... #richardestes #tribeca #tribecagrand #lookfortheclothespintag #nyc1978 #nycnostalgia @feelinfinejlevine @rg74 @gill_gold @arecolman @jerseyjoeism @erikhfoss @malenarose @aaronlbarr 21h

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jeffsotoart We're running a 25% off Spring Cleaning sale at my Stormcloudz shop, just enter the code: spring2015 at checkout. Help us clear out some of the older inventory for some newer things we have coming down soon... Link to store is in my profile. #zines #artbooks #nekofukurou #theseeker #jeffsoto 2d

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jeffsotoart Tbt Frida Kahlo. If you like art, fancy yourself as a painter you should know her work and story. Go get a big book in her art, it's the best. #fridakahlo #diegorivera #hobbypainting Stolen from @thelazyhustler 2d

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jeffsotoart Tbt "Night Garden" acrylic on paper, 2014. Inspired partly by the Frida Kahlo painting of her feet in the bathtub. #fridakahlo #jeffsoto #feeties #nightgarden #winsorandnewton 2d

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jeffsotoart We're doing a Spring Cleaning Sale over at Stormcloudz.com 25% off everything.... Some of the items are almost gone, and we're clearing some space in the flat files and shelves for some new goods coming up.... Use promo code: spring2015 at www.stormcloudz.com @stormcloudz #springcleaning 2d

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jeffsotoart Graffito. 2d

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jeffsotoart Painting the edges black... 3d

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jeffsotoart Ready for more panels... Let's paint! 3d
  •   jdotcolombo 3d
  •   vela_g Get to it! ;) 3d
  •   fadrat_willis I wonder if your brain gets fried after painting so much, like me. Its a good fry, but yeah. Thanks for the art sir. Glad this generation has alot of amazing artist on the rise. 3d

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jeffsotoart Varnishing... Stressful. 3d
  •   brentonsee Beautiful 3d
  •   jared_yamahata I love the almost resin-like, reproduced finish so I've used liquitex gloss varnish but yours looks incredibly smooth and glossy. What kind of brush and varnish do you use? 3d
  •   jdotcolombo So dope 3d
  •   artist_vince The bubble struggle... Have you found any way around that? I've heard a quick once over with a blow torch smooths all that out. That was for resin but seems like the same principle. 3d
  •   gabecasillas You sir are a master.. 1d

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jeffsotoart Shit, I hate the getting a hotel for Comicon part. Took forever to load, but got the info into the form and picked the hotels in 3 minutes from when it first started loading... I would skip CC but my kids are the perfect age finally for this! One of my pics was Hotel Del Coronado, expensive and no shuttle but always wanted to stay there... #hotelpocalypse #sdcc #sdcchotels #hoteldelcoronado 4d
  •   beeisforbear @jeffsotoart you can always use an uber to get downtown. That's what I always do! 10 bucks instead of 60 bucks for parking! 4d
  •   honkeykonger I'll rent you out my garage, just watch out for dirty mike and the boys 4d
  •   singlebluenote Could park the car near a red trolley stop and ride that into the con? 4d
  •   jengotsch Quite jealous. That will be a good time 😀 4d
  •   desiree_astorga It's beautiful you would love it be worth it hotel del Coronado 4d
  •   brickbot Everything about SDCC is an overly complicated cluster****. 4d
  •   cb_lax54 I love Coronado it's really nice over there... I wish I could have gone this year 4d
  •   bassett3 There is a ferry to the convention center from Coronado and back for pretty cheap 2d

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jeffsotoart FBF all the way back to... Yesterday! @jason_gallo tattooing Jon Chase. Good to see Jon and talk art/merch/apparel. #streetgothic #chinesebootlegs #stormcloudz #theartparlor #thehundreds #fsas 5d

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jeffsotoart Work in progress... #jeffsoto #theartparlor 5d

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jeffsotoart This was... impressive. Most impressive...Legoland, March 21, 2015. 6d

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jeffsotoart Legoland. March 21, 2015. 6d

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jeffsotoart Legos!! 7d

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jeffsotoart Here's another giant. The book is called "They Felled The Redwoods". Good read, and interesting because the author talked to many of these lumbermen when writing it. #oldbook #sequoias #conversebasin #stumpmeadow #conservation 1w

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jeffsotoart Reading a book about Converse Basin and the intense logging that happened around the turn of the century. Sad that they chopped down 8000 of these ancient Giants. The attitude then was these big trees would never run out and there'd always be another grove over the next hill... #conversebasin #sequoias #humelake # 1w

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jeffsotoart FBF to Luxembourg 2013! @maxxer242 1w

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jeffsotoart Goin' places... Slow and steady... 1w

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