If you really slow down and look, you’ll discover so many subtle colors in white. This white peony art print began its transformation with a bunch of grocery-store peonies in front of a white wall in my studio. This pastel floral painting was made with PanPastels on yellow PastelMat paper – a wonderfully “toothy” surface […]
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.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
After a spate of cold damp weather, spring has finally sprung here in NYC. A glimpse of pink magnolias fluttering against a clear blue sky was the inspiration for this spring-inspired watercolor painting. It’s available as fine art prints and throw pillows too:
A big bunch of red, orange and yellow ranunculus flowers in my studio inspired this loose, drippy watercolor painting. Available as fine art prints and throw pillows too:
Some sketches from my recent trip to Florida….. The first sketch is from a fascinating exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art: “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.” Not that this has to do with Florida exactly, but it was an inspiring experience from my trip. Shown here is a self-portrait by the wonderful Florine Stettheimer accompanied by a couple of ladies in […]
These pink and white tulips made it feel like springtime in my studio. Pink & White Tulips Prints and Pillows
In the winter months I always have fresh flowers in my studio. Often I’m inspired to paint them. These tulips opened beautifully, swooping in all directions.
The other day, my friend Arvind, a gifted photographer who has recently taken up drawing and painting, asked me how I go about painting watercolor flowers. I’m not sure I was helpful in answering his questions, but it occurred to me that some of you might be interested as well. Here is a step-by-step guide to my process. […]
The other day I was at the Union Square Greenmarket near closing time. A woman rushed by me carrying several bunches of beautiful Cosmos, like huge sprays of wildflowers. I was determined to find that vendor and buy some. Within a minute or so I found him packing up his tent for the day. A small number of bouquets remained on his […]
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. […]
A quick watercolor pattern sketch of deep purple tulips against a pale yellow background.
This sunny watercolor of a pair of flip flop sandals makes me dream of summer days.
In anticipation of spring I made this pink cherry blossom watercolor painting.
These flower-shaped hats from Alexis Mabille’s Paris Spring 2012 Couture collection, a whimsical mix of fashion and art, were my inspiration for this watercolor fashion illustration.
A dreamy, romantic watercolor painting of a woman in a black dress with pink roses and a big pink rose hair ornament.
A fresh, summery, watercolor illustration of high heeled pumps printed with a floral pattern against a bright green background.
I tried to capture the feeling of spring sunshine in this watercolor fashion illustration of a woman wearing a skirt printed with large pink flowers on a turquoise background.