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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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.
A watercolor fashion illustration from my “On the Street” series. I was drawn to the combination of retro style and high tech gadgetry.
A watercolor fashion image from my “On the Street” series.
From a series of watercolor fashion images of people on the street in NYC. I begin by taking snapshots of people, make sketches from the photos, and then make paintings from the sketches. By the time the paintings are finished, I’ve simplified and altered the original images so much that the people are almost unrecognizable.