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 […]
From my sketchbook, at the delightful “Jazz Age” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. A perfect summer cocktail of 1920s American art-deco style in art, fashion, decorative arts and jazz music. The show runs through August 20, 2017.
Two cherry blossom art prints inspired by a walk along the Bridle Path in New York’s Central Park at that ephemeral moment when the blossoms are beginning to fall to the ground, creating a carpet of pink. These cherry blossom prints are available in my shop, in a range of sizes, materials and framing options – shop now. These […]
Inspired by a recent visit to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, this impressionist watercolor sketch captures just a tiny glimpse of a spectacular dining room designed by Ken Fulk, with the whimsical title, “Madame’s Magical Menagerie.” What you can’t see here are the hand-painted zoo animals that adorn most of the walls – hence the menagerie. The […]
Chic New Yorkers strike a pose in their Sunday best at New York’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. This annual event dates from the 1870s, and was later immortalized by Irving Berlin, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the movie, Easter Parade. I’m always impressed by the participants’ creativity and enthusiasm. Clearly these people have spent days crafting their looks. It’s also a […]
Observing the observers at the “Seurat Circus Sideshow” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This captivating show of sideshow-inspired artwork by Georges Seurat and other master artists, including Daumier and Picasso, runs through May 29, 2017. This watercolor sketch is part of my ongoing series on looking at art. It’s available as a print in my online shop, in […]
Snow softly falling over New York City at 6 a.m. Sketched on my iPad with the Procreate App.
Runners from around the world in the 2016 NYC Marathon make their way through Long Island City, Queens – with a glimpse of the Queensboro Bridge in the distance. The runner in the foreground, in light blue, is my sister-in-law, who finished in under 4 hours! This NYC Marathon painting was created digitally on my iPad using the Procreate […]
Looking at Diane Arbus New Yorkers captivated by the early photographs of Diane Arbus. The exhibit, “Diane Arbus: in the Beginning,” is on view at the Met Breuer through November 27, 2016. From my ongoing series of people looking at art.
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 […]
New York lost some of its sparkle on June 25th with the passing of legendary photographer, Bill Cunningham. Long before street fashion blogs became popular, Bill was riding his bicycle around town, snapping pictures of fashionable New Yorkers from all walks of life. His weekly On the Street column for the New York Times delightfully chronicled New York style […]
New Yorkers are always out and about. At once anonymous and on display. Walking, eating, socializing, working, dreaming. This perpetual parade of humanity is a constant fascination and the subject of a few new watercolor paintings. > Purchase fine art prints here: Midtown Light & Shadows, The Pool Room at the Four Seasons, and the Guggenheim Inside.
One of my favorite haunts in New York City is Grand Central Terminal, particularly in the afternoon, when shards of light stream through the high windows, creating luminous patterns. Grand Central Terminal Light prints + pillows
Ice skating in New York City’s Bryant Park at night is very romantic…and right now Fine Art America, the company that makes my prints, is offering 24″x36″ ready-to-hang archival canvas prints of my painting of this quintessential New York scene for $199. Just 10 prints are available at this special price through 2/11/2016 at 5 p.m. This […]
The past couple of days have been “snow days” for those of us living on the east coast of the United States, with Winter Storm Jonas leaving a record 26.8 inches of snow on the ground here in New York City. Fortunately I was lucky enough to spend the storm cozily indoors, watching the snow fall from […]
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.
There’s something very appealing about New York in the rain. It looks like a watercolor painting – the shimmering surfaces; the blurred bright colors of the taxi cabs and traffic lights. And if there happens to be a couple walking by under a red umbrella, how can I not paint them?
In May 2015, the Whitney Museum of American Art relocated from it’s long-time home on Madison Avenue to a huge new space downtown. In conversation New Yorkers tend to refer to this new location as “the new Whitney.” I was at the new Whitney recently, and as usual I was drawn to museum goers interacting with the art. (This interest is morphing into its […]
As the days get cooler and and shorter, I find inspiration and comfort in rich warm autumn colors.
“When I was young I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken me my whole life to learn to draw like a child.” – Pablo Picasso Picasso is famous for having mastered painting technique at a very young age. But I didn’t know, until I saw the current Picasso sculpture show at the Museum […]