Red Petal Gown: New York Fashion Week

Red Petal Gown - New York Fashion Week

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.

Digital Sketchbook: Book Court Brooklyn

Book Court Brooklyn - Beverly Brown

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.

New York Nocturne: Pink Empire State Building

pink empire state building

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 […]

New York Nocturne: Ice Skaters in Bryant Park

Bryant Park Ice Skaters at Night Painting - Beverly Brown Artist

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 […]

New York Nocturne: View Across 42nd Street

New York Nocturne Painting- View Across 42nd St.

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 […]

Christmas in New York: Art + Inspiration

Christmas Radio City Music Hall New York City Painting

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 […]

A Soft Autumn Palette Inspired by Central Park

Autumn Path Painting Central Park New York - Beverly Brown Art Prints

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 […]

Digital Painting of Central Park in Spring

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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 […]