Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quick sketches from Venice birthday trip

 Sketches done at David's 40th birthday party in Venice.

David, watercolor and pencil

Lucy, watercolor and pencil

Marco, watercolor and pencil

Ernesto, watercolor and pencil

Petra, watercolor and pencil

Rico, watercolor and pencil

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Venezuela Coast at Celia and Ralph's

In the jungle, gouache on paper

Here is Venezuela while we visited our friend's place two hours south of Caracas before Chavez came into power. I am glad we got to visit when we did. The country has great beauty but I was somewhat disturbed by the extremes of poverty. There were daily flights of pelicans coming past every evening. Nature was abundant.

The coastline, gouache on paper

On the beach, gouache on paper

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

End of summer

Casoli di Camaiore, gouache on paper

St. Paul de Vence, gouache on paper

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ibiza gouaches

Ibiza Sun with boat and plane, gouache on paper

Ibiza yacht in harbour with storm clouds, gouache on paper

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

End of Summer

St. Remy de Provence by the pool
Gouache on paper

Countryside near Carpentras
Gouache on paper

St. Remy in the garden
Gouache on paper

Sunday, September 2, 2012

By the Water

Colombian friend of  Lisa in Ibiza by pool
Gouache on paper

Lance reading around pool in Ibiza
Gouache on paper

Lisa in Forte del Marmi
Gouache on paper

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poolside, taking in the sun

Lounging in South of France, gouache on paper

Summer dreaming, gouache on paper

Baking with shades on, gouache on paper

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ibiza in Summer

Ibiza water view, gouache on paper

Under a starry sky near the salt flats on the coast in Ibiza
gouache on paper

Looking over the bay to the old town in Ibiza
gouache on paper

South of France in August

Suzette, south of France, gouache on paper

Le Baux in Provence, gouache on paper

In this idyllic time of the year with the weather so beautiful brings to mind how wonderful southern France can be and some of my sketches done there. It is nice to forget about he other news and think on things that are more eternally satisfying.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

End of Summer, St. Tropez

These are from a series I painted in late August several years ago in St. Tropez overlooking the Mediterranean in an idyllic setting and perfect for this end of summer when I want to hold onto this perfect moment before all the activity begins again.

Sunset, gouache on paper

By the pool, gouache on paper

Friday, August 3, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer in the City

Near the Lake looking towards Central Park South.

The Fountain at the Plaza

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer in Central Park near the Great Lawn

Here it is mid July exactly, the 15th today. Muggy and humid. Perfect for slowing down.

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15"

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15"

Friday, July 13, 2012

July afternoon in the park

Small watercolor in sketchbook 5.5 x 8"

I ventured out yesterday with bike and sketchbook in tow and made several sketches in the north end of Central Park on the East side. It was quite comfortable in the shade and there were many beautiful spots with park benches so one could relax.

I really want to get to some more industrial sites but the lure of the park called to me as the loud noise of traffic and hustle bustle made me want to escape to a more peaceful place. I am still rusty with watercolor and want to also look more abstractly and work using nature as an inspiration but then simplify and explore more from imagination rather than have a strictly traditional approach.

This was on roughly 108th Street and Fifth Avenue on the southern end of the lake.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday nude to keep cool

Oil sketch from life, 14 x 17"

I am going out in the park and streets to sketch today, and will start to post based on that work by the weekend. I originally started to post what I was seeing out and about in New York but have decided to post what I actually create while I am out and about looking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

April Fools

'April Fools' sketchbook collage with pencil and oil crayons, turpentine

Red Hot and Blue City 4th of July

'Feudal memories'; sketchbook collage with gouache and pencil, Vogue magazine tear from 2001

Hotter than the 4th of July in New York City

Sketchbook collage with colored pencil with Vogue photo shoot from 2001

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tape paintings at recent Volta Art Fair

What an inspired booth at Volta recently during Armory Arts Week at the Volta Fair, a juried fair offshoot that I attended for the first time and was glad I did. I enjoyed all three fairs, AADA, Armory and Volta, but after that just didn't have the energy to complete the rounds. I think at this point there is just too much to see and take in for any human being!

This was on a lightbox with simple masking tape. Then an overall theme of 'Rear Window' also completely done in tape on lightboxes, quite original medium, though not sure how long they hold up!