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. In addition to Seurat’s paintings, this exhibit is an excellent […]
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.
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. And for a limited time, you can purchase […]
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. See it in my shop.
Artsy Holiday Cards & Prints Abstract art transformed into artsy holiday cards, one of a collection of customizable holiday cards now in my shop. The same painting is available as an art print. Christmas Shipping Deadlines If you’re planning to buy Christmas gifts in my online shop, please keep in mind the following shipping deadlines: December 13th (domestic […]
Lavender and gray fashion art inspired by an ethereal evening gown by Lanvin/Castillo from 1956. See the original dress at Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 5th. Created with PanPastel on charcoal paper, it’s available as a fine art print in my online shop.
Runners from around the world in the 2016 NYC Marathon make their way through Long Island City, Queens – with a glimpse of the Queensboro Bridge in the distance. The runner in the foreground, in light blue, is my sister-in-law, who finished in under 4 hours! This NYC Marathon painting was created digitally on my iPad using the Procreate […]
painting Tiepolo clouds over New York City When the clouds in the sky turn puffy and pink I think of Tiepolo, the 18th century Venetian painter, famous for his atmospheric ceiling frescos. He had a particular way of painting clouds in soft shades of rose. This peaceful, dreamy cloud painting was inspired by “Tiepolo clouds” over […]
Looking at Diane Arbus New Yorkers captivated by the early photographs of Diane Arbus. The exhibit, “Diane Arbus: in the Beginning,” is on view at the Met Breuer through November 27, 2016. From my ongoing series of people looking at art.
That End of Summer Wistful Feeling…. I know summer isn’t officially over, but Labor Day Weekend always feels like the end of summer. This contemplative beach scene was painted digitally on my iPad, using the Procreate App.
New Paintings of Paris, Fashion, Flowers and the New York Skyline…. Having done my vacationing earlier in the summer, I took advantage of that quiet period in August, when most sensible New Yorkers leave town. It was a gift to have uninterrupted time in the studio to work on new paintings. Paris That feeling of coolness in the midst […]
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Surveys the Scene 100 Years Later From my sketchbook at the Whitney Museum. The museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, as painted by Robert Henri in 1916, “observing” the visitors. This commissioned painting did not please her husband, Henry Payne Whitney, who refused to hang it in their home because she was, scandalously for the […]
Paris never disappoints, even when she is hobbled by strikes and floods (as happened during my visit last month). Here are a few Paris watercolor sketches from my recent trip. More to come soon.