Snow softly falling over New York City at 6 a.m. Sketched on my iPad with the Procreate App.
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.
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 […]
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.
Whenever I can, I attend live figure drawing sessions here in NYC. There’s really no better way to hone your art skills than to draw the figure from life. It’s one of those skills I’ll never fully master, but that’s what makes it interesting – and sometimes frustrating! These recent live figure drawings were made quickly, about 10 minutes per drawing, with blue PanPastels.
From my sketchbook….. some inspiring looks from Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2016 in New York, Milan and Paris. An aqua blue dress by Carolina Herrera with a Jazz-Age feel. (Painted with PanPastels & available as a fine art print.) Alessandro Michele’s whimsical technicolor designs for Gucci. Karl Lagerfeld’s always-inventive variations on the classic Chanel suit.
While we wait impatiently for spring, let’s stop and admire the stark quiet beauty of trees in winter. Winter Trees prints + pillows
As many of you know, I’ve studied dance, in one form or another, for most of my life. For many years I did flamenco, then couple of years ago I decided to return to ballet – something I hadn’t done since my early 20s! One of my teachers, Richard Marsden, has been teaching an advanced variation workshop and generously allowed me […]
The Empire State Building is one of my favorite buildings in New York City (along with the Chrysler Building). At night it’s illuminated in different colors, according to various holidays and events. Recently we’ve had a few nights when it is all blue. That vision of a blue Empire State Building glowing against a deep blue […]
This watercolor fashion painting was inspired by the dreamy Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
These days my favorite medium for figure sketching is PanPastel, a highly concentrated pastel in a jar that you apply with a little sponge – sort of like eyeshadow. I’m in love with its tonal range and diaphanous quality, as seen in this blue figure sketch.
The other day our friends invited us to visit them on Fire Island, a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Long Island, New York. The dreamy sea view from their deck was quite spectacular and I was inspired to take out my Ipad and make this plein air painting.
A new digital painting this week from my New York Nocturne series. This painting captures the New York skyline at dusk at that magic moment when the sky is still luminous, and the lights of the city are just starting to appear.
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 […]
A watercolor painting of a pair of vintage-inspired pair of black t-strap shoes in shades of black and pale blue.
Light has always been one of my obsessions, as a photographer and a painter. This pair of watercolor paintings of a woman wearing a dark blue halter dress are illuminated by moody, film noir-style light.
This watercolor shoe illustration was inspired by the happy colors and nature-inspired patterns of this season’s spring shoes. It was also an experiment in Photoshop – I scanned four original watercolor paintings and combined them into one panoramic image.
A yellow and blue watercolor fashion illustration with a 1920s feel, inspired by the Cacharel Fall 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a diaphanous blue and green dress from the Erdem Fall 2012 collection at London Fashion Week.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a whimsical pair of polka dot shoes from the Kate Spade Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.