For the last day of summer….. a sun-dappled garden party painting, created digitally on my iPad.
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.
Every June I’m inspired to paint roses. The only problem is painting roses has always vexed me. All those layers of petals somehow distract me from capturing the shape of the rose, the feeling of a rose. I get caught up in the details instead of paying attention to the overall effect. The key is to simplify the flowers down to their essence. […]
“One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather how it felt.” – Georgia O’Keeffe. In my latest New York nocturne painting, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite painters of New York City: Georgia O’Keeffe. Yes, THAT Georgia O’Keeffe! I realize when most people think of O’Keeffe they think only […]
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.
The latest in my series of New York nocturnes….this time on Fifth Avenue in Midtown, starring a woman hailing a taxi, looking very glamorous. It was painted digitally using the Artrage app.
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.
It’s freezing here in NYC and indoor activities are the only sensible option! This week my friend Tina & I met at Book Court, a wonderful, independent book store in Brooklyn, NY, to do some sketching. I made this digital watercolor sketch using the 53 Paper app on my iPad.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]