Monday, September 28, 2009

Gone Bananas

I expect my blog audience is getting a bit tired of this but I need to share - I've been selected for another etsy Treasury -- no small feat. This time, "Gone Bananas".

You could do me a great favor by visiting the link here. So-called "hot" treasuries stay up longer and get more exposure and I can use all the exposure I can get.

Also, dear readers, one more request -- will you please "Digg" my blog, if you have the time? It takes just a minute or so, you MAY be asked to register at Digg but it's free and doesn't take long. It will help push my blog out to more corners of the internet.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

L Train, July 10

L Train, July 10 - 8.5" x 5.5", ink and watercolor on paper

The original is for sale here.

A print is available here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Empire State Building No. 4

Empire State Building No. 4 -- ink and watercolor on paper, 4"x 6"

Thinking about purchasing a print? Click here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Water Tower No. 8

Water Tower No. 8 - Ink and watercolor on paper, 7"x 10"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Water Tower No. 7

Water Tower No. 7 - 8" x 5.5", ink and watercolor on paper

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Included in another Treasury - Faces

Please visit the treasury here.

The leaves left us early

We took a family bike ride to Battery park a short while ago. The lawns are lush and green, the view of the harbor is spectacular. Perfect for a picnic.

But the trees at our back looked as if they had given up on summer a while ago. No leaves, just sightly-skeletal, spindly branches. I sketched one of the trees as we lounged on the grass. I sprayed the paper with water first, which gave the drawing a ghostly appearance as the ink bled and spread.

It will be Halloween before we know it.

Battery Park No. 1 - Pen and ink on paper, 9" x 12"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

More nice news

It's been an even better week than I thought -- I was featured on another blog this week but just saw the tweet about it this morning.

Click on the image for a larger, clearer view or you can visit the original page here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cuckoo for Coconuts

Pleased to have one of my paintings featured in another Treasury collection on Etsy. The Treasury's theme is entitled "coco.nut" and includes one of my Paradise Palm paintings.

You can view the Treasury up close and personal (and leave a comment if you like) here. You can also click through to some of the other truly beautiful Treasury collections, all handmade work. A few hundred Treasuries only live for a few days on Etsy and then are blown away to make room for new collections.

Christmas is coming.

Sooner than you think.

Please buy handmade and support artists and artisans rather than just patronizing the local big box stores.

Better still, when you go online to, you can search for artisans in your area. It's so easy.

If you navigate to the Etsy home page here and scroll down, under the left-hand column you will see the word "Explore". Underneath that you will find a link to "Shop Local". Click and then simply enter your own city and state into the "search location" box.

You'll then see a list of Etsy artists and artisans who display on Etsy but also happen to live in your area. So you can shop online at Etsy but know that you are also still supporting your own local artisan community.

Nice, eeeeeenh?

Monday, September 07, 2009

A Departure

Back to tropical banana leaves for a moment -- for the holiday. Will return to the New York City water tower series shortly.

Banana Leaves No. 6 - Watercolor and ink, 6" x 6"

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Free Art Project

So there's no such thing as a free lunch but there is free ART.

The blog Indie Fixx has been featuring free downloadable art for its readers every month since February of this year. During the recession it is often the things we enjoy most but may not "need" to survive that take a back seat. And to that I say, so you still need to put food on the table but what will nourish your soul????

Indie Fixx invites a handful of artists each month to submit an original work that you can download and print on your own cardstock, or what have you, for free. You get a nice piece of art and the artist gets some needed exposure.

Here's the link to the collection of available downloads through September.

I'm going to submit something and see if its accepted. Will keep you all posted.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Art Around The Park

Every year I promise myself that I will participate next time around. And every year it suddenly appears, seemingly out of nowhere, and I curse myself for letting it slip my mind.

It is now part of The Howl Festival. Large coated canvas is hoisted around 3 sides of Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, with segments assigned to local artists to paint during the festival.

Here are some photos from this morning, as things were just getting started:

I returned about 2 hours later and the park was gradually assuming the look of a huge outdoor gallery:

I'll take some more pics in the morning to see how it is progressing.

Is there an Art Around The Park in your town or city? If not, suggest it. It's a blast for artists and residents alike.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Water Tower No. 6

Water Tower No. 6 - 8.5" x 5.5", ink and watercolor on paper