This week the top American fashion designers showed off their Fall 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week. One of the designers who always inspires me is Christian Siriano. This impressionist style digital painting was inspired by a gorgeous red petal gown from his latest collection.
Every night, New York’s Empire State Building changes the colors of its tower lights to reflect various occasions and organizations. Their spectacular Valentine’s Day display began last night, complete with lights simulating a beating heart and a rotating array of romance-inspired colors, including hot pink. I couldn’t resist making this iPad painting of a pink Empire State […]
Here’s the latest in my series of paintings of New York at night on my iPad. During the winter season a temporary ice skating rink is installed in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. It’s quite magical at night, with the skaters surrounded by the shimmering skyscrapers. In this painting you can see the Empire State building […]
This time of year, Pantone announces its “official” color of the year for home decor, fashion and design. The color for 2015 is Pantone Marsala, an earthy shade of rose, inspired by the Sicilian fortified wine by the same name. I decided to give myself a little challenge and experiment with pairing Marsala with other colors. It’s […]
I’ve always loved the word nocturne, as it crosses over between art and music. The American Heritage Dictionary defines nocturne as: 1. A painting of a night scene. 2. An instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano. When I think of nocturnes, I think of Chopin’s haunting, moody piano nocturnes. Music with a particular […]
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s impossible not to be inspired by the luminous beauty of Christmas in New York City, especially at night. Inspired by the season, I made this new painting of Radio City Music Hall. It was painted digitally on my iPad and is for sale as a custom print. One of my favorite New York City […]
Nature’s soft autumn palette of yellow ochre, warm reds and golden greens inspired this digital landscape painting of New York’s Central Park Conservatory Gardens – one of my favorite places in the city. It was painted on my iPad, using the ArtRage App – also one of my favorites. After years of painting on an iPad, I’m still […]
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.