Friday, May 30, 2008

Nude#378- 18"x24" - watercolor, gouache + graphite

Here is another painting of my friend who is gliding through these last weeks of carrying her child and nurturing him/her in the safest place from which there will be no return - the womb.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nude #377- 18"x24" - watercolor + graphite

Today I was excited and had the pleasure to paint a friend of mine who is in her last month of pregnancy. I haven't painted a pregnant nude before so this experience was new and literally filled with life and spirit. It all flowed and what a beautiful body God gives us for all our needs: the needs of a woman and Mom and the needs of an Artist! Tres Belle-y!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse- 8.5"x11" - watercolor

There is an amazing vista driving down a steep winding road on the outskirts of Hudson. You can catch this precious view and it looks like the little light house is placed perfectly to distract you from driving while your eyes need to be on the road.
SOLD to a collector in Hudson

Sunset on Farmland - 9.5"x11.25" - watercolor + gouache

Sold to a collector in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
I am back to scouting around the landscape for what the season brings. The sunsets are never disappointing. The land is lush and still filling out with green. I am so happy to be able to surround myself in nature's beauty here in the Hudson valley with the river and the farmland and the vast open sky above.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Empire State view sunset #4- gouache + dyes - 7"x9"

This is the fourth of the series looking out from the Empire State building where I used to work. It is available through Adelaide Fine Art gallery. For more info email me.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sunset from Empire State Bldg. #3- gouache + dyes

This is number 3 in the series of sunsets from the Empire State Bldg.(See previous two days of posts also.) This was my view from my desk where I worked about 10 years ago.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sunset over Jersey - 7"x9" - gouache + dyes

Here is another from my series of sunsets painted while looking out from the Empire State Building over the Hudson towards New Jersey. I did this one and the one I posted yesterday about 10 years ago. I am currently laboriously framing lots of my work for a few upcoming shows. The Red Barn series, done this past winter is for a show in Rowayton, Ct. It is the annual CCNS show which is a fundraiser for their local co-op nursery school. Also, in Hudson, for a show of landscapes at our local CCCA. I will post info at a later date showing info on both of these. All that is to say these older paintings come in handy when I don't have anything that I painted today --- that is anything that I painted on paper or canvas. Because I do paint everyday (almost), just not always a flat painting or something that I would post on my blog as a daily painting. Sometimes I am painting "Best in Show" dogs like the ones seen in the side column widget. These dogs have taken up way too much of my time --- but they must get done. They have all been sponsored by local businesses throughout the county for this upcoming benefit auction that will donate to local charities. See this link: CCCA. - I was sponsored for five dogs. I have one more to do and then I am DONE! Finally - I have over-extended the deadline on these and am about a month late - but onward I go.And in addition to that I am always painting designs for dinnerware or home decor items. I will hopefully be getting back to some new daily paintings in a few days.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sunset from the Empire State Bldg.- 8"x10"- gouache + dyes

I painted this many years ago when I worked in the Empire State Bldg. I was able to view some phenomenal sunsets over the Hudson river looking towards NJ. I would quickly record them with what paints were there on my palette from the day's work, when I was designing scarves. I used dyes and gouache. I did a series of about 4 or five of them at the time and held on to them through the years. Some are now for sale through Adelaide Fine Arts gallery in New Canaan, Ct. In fact there is a Spring Show Benefit opening tomorrow night. Check out the

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Nude #375- 9"x12" - watercolor, pastel, graphite on board

From a 10 minute pose, this is painted on a treated ground with an absorbant concoction that allows the paint to adhere with unique properties - all part of the ever-on-going experiment with surface texture and mediums.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Nude #374 - 9"x12" - watercolor, pastel, graphite on board

This is from a 10 minute pose and is painted on a cardboard that was treated with an absorbant coating that allows for the paint to adhere to the surface. I like to experiment with different surfaces that create textures and unexpected effects. It is the uncontrollable aspect that intrigues me.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nude #373 - 12"x12"- watercolor, pastel, gouache, graphite on paper

This is a continuation of work that I did the other evening at the figure painting session that I attend each week. I like the simplicity of this painting which is from a 5 minute pose as was the one I posted two days ago. These quickies in particular are my favorites sometimes, because they are done so fast. It is like "quick draw McGraw" - literally.


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Nude #365 - 12"x18"- watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite on paper

I painted this nude on top of paper that I previously printed with my stenciled patterns. The effect is different than the usual way that I stencil pattern after doing the figure painting.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Nude #364- 23.5"x36"-watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite on blueprint paper

Here is another painting of a nude on architectural blueprints. I find perfection in the accidental layout of the underlaying blueprint. At a distance the small drafting lines create a tableau on which she rests her chin and arm. This is a very satisfying way for me to work when the happenstance results are so aligned.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Nude #363- 23.5"x36" - watercolor, gouache, pastel + graphite on blueprint paper

I painted this tonight on an architectural blueprint paper. I like the underprinting and random design that is introduced. It gives it texture and makes you want to look closer.

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Spring Flower postcard series-Lilac - 8"x10"- watercolor on decorative matte

"Lilac" is part of the Spring Flower postcard series that I am creating unique handmade mattes for. The painting has a floating mount which is on an ikat print, painted on the matte.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Red Tulip on stencil matte- 8"x10"- watercolor + acrylic

This is a new series I am working on where I am combining a series of spring flowers and handmade mattes. I will be creating unique combinations for each work. Check out yesterday's painting where I updated the photo showing the new matte.
Below I have tried to show the side view of this painting which is floating above the matte. Click on image to enlarge for details. These works can be hung with or without a frame.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Spring WIldflower postcard - 4"x7" - watercolor

This wildflower is growing all around me where I live but I don't know what it's called.
I have reposted this painting set on a new collaged matte. I am working on creating unique mattes for a series of Spring flower paintings. I am interested in a noticeable handmade quality and a more personal touch to these works. I am influenced by whimsical folkloric works that are embroidered and embellished with various materials. This matte is collaged with metallic paper, handprinted paper, glitter and masking tape.