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 – shop now. These […]
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 – shop 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 – available here. Follow my painting process from beginning to end in the images below. 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 ceramic cup. […]
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 […]