Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BUILT: Albany's Architecture Through Artist's Eyes

BUILT: Albany's Architecture Through Artists' Eyes art exhibit and silent auction took place on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Cathedral of All Saints. A portion of the proceeds from the reception and art sales benefit the Historic Albany Foundation's Vacant Building Initiative and Inventory.

Two of my new paintings, Delaware Hook and Ladder and Broadway Icons were featured in the show. Both are available as limited edition prints in my online gallery.

My mom, Gail Hinchen won Best In Show for her mixed media collage of the Empire State Plaza's Egg.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Ornate steps at the New York State Capital in Albany. The full moon and green copper lanterns light the nightscape.
Prints of Lamplight are available here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blog Giveaway Winner

As the winner of my first blog giveaway, Susan Schneider will receive an 11 x 17 print of The Empire State Building. Susan enjoys creating with vintage materials and has an Esty shop called Shandell's. Shandell's is also a working lampshade and vintage lighting studio in Millerton, New York. A big thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mountain Scenery

Another spectacular September day in Upstate New York. I'm heading for a hike on Sleeping Beauty Mountain in The Adirondacks. The top provides a stunning view of Lake George. These masterful watercolors were done by Elden Rowland and highlight some lovely scenery along the way:

Click on either image to see limited edition prints of these watercolors in my Esty shop.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Enter between Tuesday, August 18th and Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) to win an 11 x 17 limited edition Giclee print. You have a choice of one of these three prints:

Cape Porch

Gondolas On The Grand Canal, Venice

Empire State Building

Here's what you need to do to enter:

1.) Visit my esty shop and find your favorite print.

2.) Return to this post, tell me what your favorite image is in the comments. Also, please leave your email address or a way for me to contact you. One entry per person.

3.) That's it! I'll draw a winner by random number at 8 p.m. on Labor Day and post their name on Tuesday, September 8th. The print will be shipped as soon as the winner makes their selection from the three choices.

4.) Here is a little twist: If the winner is a follower of this blog, they can pick from not only these three prints, but can choose to receive the favorite mentioned in their comment.

Good Luck!

I'm also having a SUPER BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE (AUGUST 18th - SEPTEMBER 7th): Purchase any 11 x 17 print in my esty shop and receive a second 11 x 17 print of your choice. Hurry, this sale ONLY lasts until Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Painting Albany's Diners

People ask me why I paint diners and other remnants of roadside America. It's a question I've never had to ask myself. I want to preserve diners and the best way to express my passion is to paint them.

My hometown of Albany, New York is lucky to have two vintage diners which are still in operation.

A chrome clad beauty, Jack's Diner was built by the Comac Company in 1949. Located in Albany, New York, it's a favorite breakfast haunt and landmark within walking distance of my house.

Built by the Silk City Company in 1941, the well-preserved Miss Albany was featured in the movie "Ironweed" with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.

The paintings of Miss Albany and Jack's are available as limited edition prints in my Esty Shop.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cape Cod House Portraits

When you visit Cape Cod, there is no doubt that you are witnessing a unique style of architecture rooted in colonial times when simplicity and functionality where at their best. There are many characteristics of the Cape Cod architecture style that permeate still in today's modern versions including cedar shake shingles, steep pitched roofs, central chimneys, dormers and shutters.
Chatham is the perfect place the see both traditional 18th Century examples and well-designed modern interpretations. Located on the "elbow" of the Cape, it's also the perfect place to catch a wonderful view of Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Chatham Light. Don't miss the classic Main Street with great shops and evening band concerts.

Here are a few of my Chatham house portraits:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

House Portraits In The Adirondacks

Finally, we have a beautiful summer day in Upstate New York. Should be a perfect afternoon to visit a lake in The Adirondacks. To get you in the mood, here is a house portrait that I recently completed of a great camp on Lake Placid. The boathouse painting depicts Harbor Hill, a vintage cottage colony in Saranac Lake.

You can find an extensive gallery of house portraits and information on arranging a commission at DavidHinchensHouses.com