Artsy Holiday Cards & Prints Abstract art transformed into artsy holiday cards, one of a collection of customizable holiday cards now in my shop. The same painting is available as an art print. Christmas Shipping Deadlines If you’re planning to buy Christmas gifts in my online shop, please keep in mind the following shipping deadlines: December 13th (domestic […]
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:
This red evening dress painting (made with PanPastels on charcoal paper) was inspired by a gown from Giambattista Valli’s dreamy collection for Couture Fashion Week 2016. His designs were inspired by Parisian gardens: the Parc de Bagatelle, the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Palais-Royal and the Jardin des Tuileries.
Holiday Greetings from NYC! This festive red PanPastel sketch was made at the Society of Illustrators’ Sketch Night – a fantastic place to draw, particularly if you are interested in fashion. This is my last post of the year before taking a much-needed vacation. I wish you all a happy, healthy and inspiring holiday season!
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?
This time of year the fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s markets are a feast for the eyes, as as well as the palette. Inspired by all this delicious bounty, I made these heirloom tomato sketches the other day, painted very quickly in watercolor.
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. […]
This week the top American fashion designers showed off their Fall 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week. One of the designers who always inspires me is Christian Siriano. This impressionist style digital painting was inspired by a gorgeous red petal gown from his latest collection.
I painted this red evening shoe several times before coming up with just the right shade of green to enhance the mid-century vintage feel of the design. This is one of a series of watercolor shoe paintings for sale in my print shop.
A watercolor painting of a pair of shoes decorated with bright red hearts. Custom prints of this painting are available in my print shop. The prints would be perfect for a romantic gift – for Valentine’s Day or wedding art gifts.
A fun, festive image of a woman in a red ruffled skirt and feather hair ornament – painted digitally with the ArtRage app on my iPad. Available as fashion illustration prints for sale.
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 sculptural red coat on a lime green background, inspired by Comme des Garcons Fall 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week.
In this watercolor fashion illustration I painted with very saturated wet-on-wet colors to create a dreamy, romantic mood. The beautiful coat and dress is from the Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.
A watercolor fashion illustration featuring a gray coat with a fabulous feathery texture, set off against a tomato red background, inspired the Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a model in a short turquoise dress against an orange/red background.
A whimsical watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a red and white striped sundress on a lime green background.
This 1950s-style red dress and veiled hat inspired me to focus on drama and character in this watercolor painting.
I love to experiment with painting the way we actually see, with different elements moving in and out of focus.
I was so moved by the Alexander McQueen Exhibit at the Met Museum of Art in NYC . His designs struck me as self portraits as much as fashion, a medium usually associated with artifice. This watercolor is of a gown from the 2001 VOSS collection, made of red and black ostrich feathers and glass […]