Tony Bennett sat on a green bench in the morning calm of Central Park, painting the fiery foliage of a tree reflecting against a duck pond. He wore a green tracksuit and sneakers. His brush hand zoomed across the sketchbook in his lap. Watercolors blossomed.
Anthony Benedetto has three paintings hanging in the Smithsonian. His portraits of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald hang in the National Portrait Gallery. This painting, Central Park, hangs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in the Renwick Gallery.
A New Yorker at his core, Mr. Benedetto has created many lovely paintings of scenes from Central Park. This oil painting was created in 1998. You can read more about this painting here.