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 […]
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. All of these Paris watercolor paintings are available as prints in my online shop – on canvas, paper, metal or acrylic with multiple framing options. Shop all Paris artwork, or […]
After a spate of cold damp weather, spring has finally sprung here in NYC. A glimpse of pink magnolias fluttering against a clear blue sky was the inspiration for this spring-inspired watercolor painting. It’s available as an art print and as a throw pillow. Buy Now Buy Now
A big bunch of red, orange and yellow ranunculus flowers in my studio inspired this loose, drippy watercolor painting. It’s available in my online shop as a fine art print and as a throw pillow in custom sizes. Buy Now Buy Now
These pink and white tulips made it feel like springtime in my studio. It’s for sale in my shop as a giclée print & a pillow. Buy now Buy now
The NYC Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival is one of those eccentric “only-in-New-York” events that makes me grateful to live here. Unlike many parades, where the floats are the focus, the Easter parade is all about the people who dress to be seen and wear THE most fabulous bonnets – many made by hand. Their dogs dress up too! […]
This peach and mint green fashion art print will ad a glamorous and feminine vibe to any room. Prints on paper, canvas, metal and acrylic in multiple sizes are for sale my shop. Buy Now
The excitement of springtime in New York City continues to inspire me to paint. The bursts of colors against the monochromatic grays of the city make me feel lighter. This digital painting of Central Park, with a view of skyscrapers on the horizon, was made on my iPad using the Procreate app. Framed and canvas prints […]
A quick watercolor pattern sketch of deep purple tulips against a pale yellow background.
Spring is here, finally! In tribute to our mothers, and to spring, please enter the discount code CTYENS at checkout for $10 off any print in my shop from now through Mother’s Day, May 11th. To receive notifications of future discounts, make sure to subscribe to my email list.
It’s impossible not to feel optimistic at the first spring blossoms, particularly after this year’s bone-chilling winter here in New York. Here are a couple of new watercolor prints of forsythia and magnolia blossoms, inspired by photographs I made in Central Park. I often paint from my photographs. As you can see in these examples, photographs are just a […]
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.
Spring is blooming here in New York City, and I couldn’t resist making this impressionist style watercolor cherry blossoms painting of the blossom festooned footpath next to the Central Park Reservoir. It’s for sale in my online shop in multiple sizes, on canvas, paper, metal or acrylic. Buy Now Buy Now
In anticipation of spring I made this pink cherry blossom watercolor painting.
I tried to capture the feeling of spring sunshine in this watercolor fashion illustration of a woman wearing a skirt printed with large pink flowers on a turquoise background.