Monday, December 28, 2009

Can I count on your vote?

Please visit this link and cast your vote for my painting of the Chrysler Building.

The curators at are preparing a home decor feature and are putting some of the items to be included up for a vote. I'm pleased to say that my ink and watercolor painting of the most beautiful profile in Manhattan is included in the voting pool. It is a 4.5"x 10.5" ink and watercolor on paper. Please visit and cast a vote for my painting.

If you can't purchase a print of my painting, or even the painting itself, this is the next best thing, and I'd appreciate it very much.

Vote vote vote! Again, here's the link. It will expire in a few days, so get crackin'...........thanks.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Night Shift LOVE

It's been a busy week here at the home of The Night Shift - apologies to those who have been hoping to see some fresh paintings but it will be a few more days before more new art arrives in this space. We are more of the secular types when it comes to the traditions of Christmas but we go all out with a huge tree, gingerbread village, cookies galore and our annual Christmas Eve party, all of which have kept me from my studio.

But who could complain? A house full of family and friends, blessings on the holiday. A few dozen joined us on Christmas Eve for wicked spiked egg nog, Morroccan boneless roast leg of lamb, curried shrimp, home-made ceviche and more. Not all went smoothly - the baked brie caught fire in the oven and one likkle empress dropped a handful of plates in the kitchen that shattered into a million pieces.

But we haffi laff -- King put the fire out and made the oven ready for the next course. The likkle empress was horrified when she dropped the plates, afraid I'd race her up and down, but I never liked those damn plates anyway. Good excuse to buy new ones, chica, no worries. Ca va? Ca va bien.

Granny Meg stayed with us and showered us all with goodies, the likkle empresses had shopped and prepared special gifts for us all, and the king blessed me with lovely surprises.....and vice versa.

Many blessings and treats all around, give thanks for friends and the best family, I could not ask for more.

Empress "Bud" with two Bud Pickney an ornament gift from the king.....

And a new feature has arrived here on The Night Shift as well -- see the "Night Shift Love" image to see where my art has been featured elsewhere online...thankful for the shared word.

Big love from The Night Shift to all my faithful readers -- see you in 2010!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Westbeth Holiday Show II

We trundled across to the West Village to take in the Westbeth Holiday Art show this past Saturday night. As the first snow storm of the season began to wrap NYC in a blanket of white, we sipped wine and took in the view...........

Westbeth Gallery, 57 Bethune Street, NY NY

A brief introduction to Westbeth Artists' Community, quoting from their website:
Located in the far West Village of New York City, Westbeth provides affordable living and working spaces for artists and their families. Opened in 1970 through funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the J.M. Kaplan Foundation, Westbeth continues to offer affordable artists’ housing and an array of cultural activities.

The Westbeth Gallery and the Westbeth Community Room regularly offer works by our resident artists, invited guest artists, as well as other arts organizations. Westbeth is also home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, The New School for Drama, Brecht Forum and others.

My long-time friend, mentor and teacher, Beverly Brodsky, is a resident of Westbeth and included one of her most recent paintings in the show. Here's Beverly in front of Red Earth:

Red Earth 72"x78", Oil on Canvas, $30000.00

I'm afraid the iphone photo doesn't do it justice. It is remarkably complex and layered and a departure from the paintings I've come to know in Beverly's studio over the past decade. Here are some close ups....

The breadth of styles and media was a bit boggling. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and sculpture, with prices from $200 up to several in the $30,000 range. Here are a few other pieces from the show:

Rocks and Trees Gerald Marcus, Watercolor on paper

Autumn Path Gerald Marcus, Watercolor on paper

A series of 3 delicate oil paintings on gessoed paper by Karen Santry.

Shelley Dinhofer's Hats

Marble sculpture by Isabel Borgatta -

Dona Luisa

Finally, a beautiful monoprint by Claire Rosenfeld -

Blue MountainEncaustic monotype and watercolor

The show is up until January 3, 2010 and Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 1- 6 pm. Check the gallery's website for more info here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Let it snow,let it snow, let it snow

Leaves Tonight - Ink and watercolor on paper,

Purchase a print here.