Lavender and gray fashion art inspired by an ethereal evening gown by Lanvin/Castillo from 1956. See the original dress at Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 5th. Created with PanPastel on charcoal paper, it’s available as a fine art print in my online shop.
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 […]
A little holiday ballet art, inspired by the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker. Drawn with PanPastels on charcoal paper.
It’s fig season in my studio! I’ve been having fun sketching these deep purple beauties….and eating them afterwards.
Inspiration is everywhere. I painted this watercolor a few weeks ago. It’s based on a sketch I made at the Society of Illustrators here in NYC. The model’s dress was pale yellow (I recall), but as you can see, my nail color that day apparently influenced my paint palette. In any case, I named this painting, “The Lavender Dress.” And here is the lavender […]
I’ve been experimenting on and off with abstraction and pattern in watercolor. There’s something very freeing about not painting any thing in particular. Of course freedom can be scary. With nothing to refer to, inspiration has to come from within. I do like to give myself some restrictions in terms of color and paper format. In […]
I love the dramatic swoop of the feather on these black evening shoes. In this watercolor painting I chose a dark purple background to enhance the sense of drama. Custom framed and canvas prints of this painting as well as other shoe art prints are available in my print shop.
This watercolor shoe illustration was inspired by the happy colors and nature-inspired patterns of this season’s spring shoes. It was also an experiment in Photoshop – I scanned four original watercolor paintings and combined them into one panoramic image.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a long green dress against a violet background, from the Gucci Fall 2012 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
I love using watercolor for its soft, atmospheric quality, as in this illustration of an evening dress.
On this hot July day….a watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a wide-brimmed white hat, orange sundress and wedge heels.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a mauve ruffled evening dress against a yellow-green background. My preliminary charcoal sketch appears below.
An atmospheric watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in an asymmetrical plum colored shirt, short shorts and black boots.
An experiment in fashion illustration using richly colored inks instead of my usual watercolor paints.