The New York High Line, an elevated rail line transformed into a public park that winds along the west side of Manhattan is at its most atmospheric in the evening. This magical time of day inspired these two New York High Line night scene paintings. In the first High Line painting, in watercolor, a couple […]
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 […]
Some days the best thing to do is experiment with your materials. This painting of the Chrysler Building at night is the result of playing around with two of my favorite mediums: watercolor and PanPastel.
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 […]
New York City in August has a reputation for being hot and smelly. A place to escape from. But summer in the city has its advantages. The city is a lot less crowded. And in the cool of the evening, when the lights come on, the atmosphere can be magical. Here’s an August evening view (from my sketchbook) of Lincoln […]
“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.
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 […]
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 […]
A loose, fresh watercolor painting of the Empire State Building at night. The colors are from my imagination.
iPhone art of the Empire State Building, using the “Sketchbook App.” The beautiful thing about sketching on the iPhone is that the screen is illuminated so you can sketch at at night.
The New York skyline at sunset. A watercolor painting of the sun setting over Manhattan, with the silhouette of the Empire State Building on the right.