I’ve been experimenting on and off with abstraction and pattern in watercolor. There’s something very freeing about not painting any thing in particular. Of course freedom can be scary. With nothing to refer to, inspiration has to come from within. I do like to give myself some restrictions in terms of color and paper format. In […]
Twice a year, in New York City, the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan, illuminating the urban canyons in dramatic shades of orange, red and yellow. This phenomenon is known as Manhattanhenge. It’s become quite the urban event, with professional and amateur photographers lining up in advance to snag the perfect vantage […]
The excitement of springtime in New York City continues to inspire me to paint. The bursts of colors against the monochromatic grays of the city make me feel lighter. This digital painting of Central Park, with a view of skyscrapers on the horizon, was made on my iPad using the Procreate app. Framed and canvas prints […]
It’s impossible not to feel optimistic at the first spring blossoms, particularly after this year’s bone-chilling winter here in New York. Here are a couple of new watercolor prints of forsythia and magnolia blossoms, inspired by photographs I made in Central Park. I often paint from my photographs. As you can see in these examples, photographs are just a […]
Like so many people these days, my day-to-day calendar is electronic – but I haven’t given up on paper. I still enjoy keeping an annual wall calendar by my desk. Visualizing the year at a glance helps me keep things in perspective. If the calendar is beautiful…so much the better. With this in mind, I’ve […]
From time to time, I like to take a break from color and paint with a monochromatic palette. This self-imposed limitation forces me to focus exclusively on light and shadow. Here are a couple of new Paris paintings in black and white – classic Parisian scenes of the Eiffel Tower and a bridge on the […]
With spring blossoms in full force, I was inspired to make this watercolor fashion painting with a background pattern of poppies. I painted the figure and the floral background on separate sheets of paper, then combined them in Photoshop. This painting is for sale as framed or canvas prints in my shop.
I recently added these whimsical watercolor images of fashionable shoppers to my stock image archive. The images can be licensed as jpegs or as Photoshop files with the figures on a separate layer.
Inspired by Raf Simons’ first collection for Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012, these new fashion illustrations were made on my iPad using the ArtRage app.