Flamenco Dancer Sketch Flamenco dancer, Soledad Barrio, sketched from memory after watching her perform with Noche Flamenca, in New York’s East Village. This quick sketch captures Barrio’s exquisite final moment of stillness at the end of her final piece of the evening. You Might Also Like
Buy Now Introducing a series of four blush pink and black vintage-inspired fashion sketches, drawn on my iPad in moody shades of charcoal against a soft peachy blush pink background. The vibe is old world, feminine and romantic. These artworks can be combined as a set in a gallery wall arrangement or hung individually as […]
I’ve always been a fan of Berthe Morisot, one of the founding members of the Impressionists and an all-around inspiring woman. When I heard there would be an exhibit of her work at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, I immediately made plans to go. Morisot’s painting style always seems looser and fresher to me than […]
A young woman lost in a painting of Monet’s garden in Giverny, France at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the inspiration for this new art print. Painted in lush, colorful watercolor, this impressionist style Monet’s garden art print is both whimsical and contemplative. It’s part of my series of paintings on looking at art. Each […]
From my series on looking at art…. perusing the wonderful “Alice Neel,Uptown” exhibit at David Zwirner Gallery, currently on view through April 22nd. This show focuses in on Neel’s intense emotional portraits, primarily of friends and neighbors, during the years she lived in East Harlem and the far Upper West Side. A nonconformist, who refused to follow […]
And now for some totally escapist fun with watercolor fashion week sketches inspired by the runways of Paris and Milan. Paris Couture Week Spring 2017 Dreamy fairy-tale style evening dresses and headpieces by Maria Grazia Chiuri, in her first haute couture collection for Christian Dior. Ageless at 85, fashion model Carmen Dell’Orefice regally walked the runway at […]
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 painting. It was painted on my iPad with the ProCreate App. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on […]
That End of Summer Wistful Feeling…. I know summer isn’t officially over, but Labor Day Weekend always feels like the end of summer. This contemplative beach scene was painted digitally on my iPad, using the Procreate App.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Surveys the Scene 100 Years Later From my sketchbook at the Whitney Museum. The museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, as painted by Robert Henri in 1916, “observing” the visitors. This commissioned painting did not please her husband, Henry Payne Whitney, who refused to hang it in their home because she was, scandalously for the […]
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 […]
New Yorkers are always out and about. At once anonymous and on display. Walking, eating, socializing, working, dreaming. This perpetual parade of humanity is a constant fascination and the subject of a few new watercolor paintings. All are for sale in my shop as giclée prints on canvas, paper, metal or acrylic with custom framing options. Click on […]
A watercolor sketch from my looking at art series at the exquisite exhibit, Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This show inspired me in so many ways. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was painting at a time when women weren’t allowed to attend art school, but that didn’t […]
Whenever I can, I attend live figure drawing sessions here in NYC. There’s really no better way to hone your art skills than to draw the figure from life. It’s one of those skills I’ll never fully master, but that’s what makes it interesting – and sometimes frustrating! These recent live figure drawings were made quickly, about 10 minutes per drawing, with blue PanPastels.
Some sketches from my recent trip to Florida….. The first sketch is from a fascinating exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art: “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.” Not that this has to do with Florida exactly, but it was an inspiring experience from my trip. Shown here is a self-portrait by the wonderful Florine Stettheimer accompanied by a couple of ladies in […]
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.) Buy Now Alessandro Michele’s whimsical technicolor designs for Gucci. Karl Lagerfeld’s always-inventive variations on the classic Chanel suit.
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. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each […]
The past couple of days have been “snow days” for those of us living on the east coast of the United States, with Winter Storm Jonas leaving a record 26.8 inches of snow on the ground here in New York City. Fortunately I was lucky enough to spend the storm cozily indoors, watching the snow fall from […]
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!
A little holiday ballet art, inspired by the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker. Drawn with PanPastels on charcoal paper. It’s available as a print in my online shop. Each print is made to order in a choice of sizes and framing options; on fine art paper, gallery-wrapped canvas, metal or acrylic. Custom artwork is ready to ship […]
The latest in my series of sketches of people looking at art….this one from a beautiful exhibit of the late-19th-early-20th-century Danish painter, Vilhelm Hammershøi, at Scandinavia House in New York. The exhibit, Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, runs through February 27th. Don’t miss it! His paintings have a luminous, lonely quality that reminds […]