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.
That feeling of coolness in the midst of summer heat. This watercolor painting of a secluded refuge in the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris was inspired by my trip to France back in June. It seems so long ago that I was actually in this beautiful spot….
A visit to the Manus X Machina exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired this ethereal watercolor painting of a diaphanous pink evening dress adorned with feathers.
This pale purple painting was inspired by a lilac-colored tulle evening dress from Giambattista Valli’s collection for Paris Couture Fashion Week, July 2016. It was made with PanPastel on Strathmore 300 Series Charcoal Paper.
Thanks to the inexpensive flowers at Trader Joe’s, I always have fresh flowers in my studio. These pink peony branches were painted in loose, fresh watercolor.
New York Skyline
I made this watercolor painting at the end of a scorching New York summer’s day. The rain came down in torrents (as it often does) to reveal this shimmering jewel-toned sunset behind the New York Skyline. The view is from the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens.