From my iPad sketchbook: holidays in NYC, as enjoyed by New Yorkers. Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows are intricate works of art that take a full year to create. The theme of this season’s windows was New York cultural institutions. This glamorous window was inspired by the Museum of the Moving Image. This winter season was […]
Two of my commissioned illustrations for Papyrus Greeting’s new African American greeting card line are now available in stores and online – a romantic love greeting card and a child’s birthday card. Both illustrations were painted digitally on my iPad with the Procreate App.
Manhattan in the early evening, when the sky and the lights of the city are simultaneously illuminated. This recent New York skyline painting is rendered in rich earth tones with pale yellow, blue and pink accents. I never tire of painting New York at night. Painted on my iPad with the ProCreate App, it’s for […]
From my travels in Boston this summer. This watercolor print was inspired by a quiet stroll through the Boston Public Garden. It’s one of my favorite gardens – America’s first botanical garden, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. My intention was to capture the feeling of walking along Olmstead’s formal garden path, surrounded by lush greenery […]
If you really slow down and look, you’ll discover so many subtle colors in white. This white peony art print began its transformation with a bunch of grocery-store peonies in front of a white wall in my studio. This pastel floral painting was made with PanPastels on yellow PastelMat paper – a wonderfully “toothy” surface […]
The New York High Line, an elevated rail line transformed into a public park that winds along the west side of Manhattan is at its most atmospheric in the evening. This magical time of day inspired these two New York High Line night scene paintings. In the first High Line painting, in watercolor, a couple […]
From my sketchbook, at the delightful “Jazz Age” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. A perfect summer cocktail of 1920s American art-deco style in art, fashion, decorative arts and jazz music. The show runs through August 20, 2017.
Two cherry blossom art prints inspired by a walk along the Bridle Path in New York’s Central Park at that ephemeral moment when the blossoms are beginning to fall to the ground, creating a carpet of pink. These cherry blossom prints are available in my shop, in a range of sizes, materials and framing options. Buy Now These were […]
Inspired by a recent visit to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, this impressionist watercolor sketch captures just a tiny glimpse of a spectacular dining room designed by Ken Fulk, with the whimsical title, “Madame’s Magical Menagerie.” What you can’t see here are the hand-painted zoo animals that adorn most of the walls – hence the menagerie. The […]
Chic New Yorkers strike a pose in their Sunday best at New York’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. This annual event dates from the 1870s, and was later immortalized by Irving Berlin, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the movie, Easter Parade. I’m always impressed by the participants’ creativity and enthusiasm. Clearly these people have spent days crafting their looks. It’s also a […]
An impressionist style watercolor painting, inspired by a recent visit to the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. This lush garden path filled with tropical color and dappled light is available as a print, in a range of sizes, materials and framing options. Buy Now
From my series on looking at art…. perusing the wonderful “Alice Neel,Uptown” exhibit at David Zwirner Gallery, currently on view through April 22nd. This show focuses in on Neel’s intense emotional portraits, primarily of friends and neighbors, during the years she lived in East Harlem and the far Upper West Side. A nonconformist, who refused to follow […]
Tiny pink ranunculus blooms in my studio were the inspiration for this new floral art print. Follow my painting process from beginning to end in the images below. Buy Now Original Source My bouquet of ranunculus were getting too droopy for their large vase, so I snipped off the blooms and put them in this little handmade […]
Observing the observers at the “Seurat Circus Sideshow” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This captivating show of sideshow-inspired artwork by Georges Seurat and other master artists, including Daumier and Picasso, runs through May 29, 2017. This watercolor sketch is part of my ongoing series on looking at art. It’s available as a print in my online shop, in […]
A vase of white hydrangeas, illuminated by the morning light in my studio, was the inspiration for this recent watercolor painting. It’s available as a giclée print, in multiple sizes with optional custom framing. Buy Now Buy Now
And now for some totally escapist fun with watercolor fashion week sketches inspired by the runways of Paris and Milan. Paris Couture Week Spring 2017 Dreamy fairy-tale style evening dresses and headpieces by Maria Grazia Chiuri, in her first haute couture collection for Christian Dior. Ageless at 85, fashion model Carmen Dell’Orefice regally walked the runway at […]
A recent trip to Palm Beach felt like a Technicolor world compared to gray wintry New York City. These were sketched on my iPad with the Procreate App.
Snow softly falling over New York City at 6 a.m. Sketched on my iPad with the Procreate App.
Wearing her best 1950s retro chic cocktail dress, she toasts the New Year with pink champagne. Happy New Year wishes (& a glass of champagne)! Wishing you peace, joy, good health and creative inspiration in 2017. This iPad painting is available as a print in my online shop in multiple sizes, materials and framing options.
La la…la la la. La la….la la la… Ballerinas twirling to Tchaikovsky’s magical Waltz of the Snowflakes inspired this new Nutcracker Ballet print. It was painted on my iPad with the ProCreate App. Buy Now