Saturday, September 08, 2018

Eyes Forever




Acrylic eye studies - sketchbook

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Kiss Me?


Graphite study

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Jamaica 2018










Some graphite and some pen-and-ink sketches of foliage on the beach of Negril, Jamaica.

Monday, September 03, 2018

More Eyes, More Prize 2




Acrylic eye studies - sketchbook

Sunday, September 02, 2018

More Eyes, More Prize




  Acrylic eye studies - sketchbook.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Eyes on the Prize




Pencil on paper.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Empire State of Mind Across The Pond

A huge thank you to Pamela M. for these wonderful photos. After purchasing these Metro Card paintings, she had them professionally framed to give as gifts to a family member in the U.K.; I think they look beautiful!

Empire State Building No. 29
2.5" x 3" oil on Metro Card


Empire State Building No. 27
2.5" x 3" oil on Metro Card

More Metro Card paintings are available here.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Put a bird on it



Pigeon No. 15
2.5" x 3" oil on #metrocard


Schmear


New York City Bagel No. 15
2.5" x 3" oil on #metrocard 


Perfect weekend brunch.......if you add a Bloody Mary.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Empire State of Mind


Summer setting on NYC. 
Back to the hustle this week.

Empire State Building No. 20
 2.5" x 3" Oil on Metrocard



Thursday, September 01, 2016

Old Skool NYC

2.5" x 3" oil on metrocard

I wish we still saw these old guys on the city streets.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Livin' in The Big Apple

2.5" x 3" oil on metrocard

I've spent the past few weeks of my vacation painting several dozen new metrocard paintings, a handful of "Big Apple"-themed  creations among them.


This first version is currently on display along with 7 other new paintings at Tompkins Square Bagels cafe here in the East Village. Go have a look and a good bagel with a schmear.



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Get down with "The Get Down" or get out of town.

Have you tuned into Baz Luhrmann's new series on Netflix, "The Get Down?"

 It is a lush, lyrical dose of magical realism, chronicling the birth of hip-hop in NYC in the 1970s.

And one of my paintings is on view on set (see above) - Fruit Lady No. 1

Fruit Lady No. 1
Watercolor on paper -  SOLD  -  prints available.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Night and Day

A gem, either way.


2.5" x 3" oil on Metro Card




2.5" x 3" oil on Metro Card


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Go-Go Guggenheim - Pen and Ink


Guggenheim Museum No. 1

Available here.


See it in a room!






Friday, September 25, 2015

The Night Shift Resurrection

I started this subway painting months ago but was promptly sidetracked by a family health situation (mom is on the mend) and only returned to finish it recently.


I had documented its earliest stages:



I'd been pretty pleased with the figure at this point - but her head was troubling me. 


I decided to simplify the background and got a nice shape going on with her head and haircut - for some reason I wiped out her legs and feet, ugh:



I should have left her head alone - now I felt like I disturbed that nice haircut, and her feet were not cooperating. It was at this stage, I think, that all hell broke loose in my mom's life (fell and broke a hip, oy!) and the painting sat for several months, staring at me:



I finally picked up the brushes again last month and finished:






Or so I thought! I continued to noodle it a bit (trim her hips and tinker with her legs - argh! Will update this later - but I have to get this blog back to life so up she goes.