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 […]
La la…la la la. La la….la la la… Ballerinas twirling to Tchaikovsky’s magical Waltz of the Snowflakes inspired this new Nutcracker Ballet print. It was painted on my iPad with the ProCreate App. See it in my shop.
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 […]
Paris never disappoints, even when she is hobbled by strikes and floods (as happened during my visit last month). Here are a few Paris watercolor sketches from my recent trip. More to come soon.
From my sketchbook….. some inspiring looks from Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2016 in New York, Milan and Paris. An aqua blue dress by Carolina Herrera with a Jazz-Age feel. (Painted with PanPastels & available as a fine art print.) Alessandro Michele’s whimsical technicolor designs for Gucci. Karl Lagerfeld’s always-inventive variations on the classic Chanel suit.
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
I finally figured out how to make an animated GIF in Photoshop. A Valentine kiss seemed like a perfect way to experiment with this simple form of animation. Happy Valentines Day!
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.
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 […]
A little holiday ballet art, inspired by the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker. Drawn with PanPastels on charcoal paper.
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 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 […]
This watercolor painting was inspired by a coral evening dress from Alessandro Michele’s ethereal Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Gucci at Milan Fashion Week.
For the last day of summer….. a sun-dappled garden party painting, created digitally on my iPad.
This watercolor fashion painting was inspired by the dreamy Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW).
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 […]
The other night I attended the New York Society of Illustrators sketch night – a live fashion drawing event where all the poses were limited to 7 minutes or less. Most model drawing classes are run in a similar way, with very short poses leading up to longer poses. As I quickly made my fashion sketches, I was reminded of what a pleasure it is […]
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.
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.