EXQUISITE CARDS

Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE BUSINESS OF ART

Gallery in Bridgehampton, LI
 Window shopping on Main St, I came upon this sketch by Jane Freilicher. Best known for her monumental still lives, evocative cityscapes & sparkling landscapes of Long Island. Her little sketch cost over $4,000...I'm lucky if a few people get to see my sketch. It's a crazy business!



Monday, July 24, 2017

BREEZY SUMMER PASTEL

Making the most of the outdoor. Another spontaneous plein air sketch, trying to capture the joy & beauty of a summer garden. I probably cant duplicate the breezy informality of this quick pastel, something about painting outside... 

I like it so much that I spend some discipline time in my studio, brainstorming on the computer.

Without photoshop, I could never add a dainty flower fairy & magical butterfly to this small paste.

New Design!

Friday, July 14, 2017

PAINTING MOON OVER PEONY

Been painting forever & I still don't know where & when inspiration is going to show up. The idea for this new design came about from a FB post from a serious poetry addict. The image of Peony under the moonlight just kind of stayed with me for weeks. If I wasn't looking for something else, I would never come acress this painting I did 20 years ago. Well, I've never seen the moon over my Peony, but I think I got the mood.

Found this in my neglected closet!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SUMMER COLORS OF MOHONK MT HOUSE

Another one from Mohonk Mountain House. The sketch always seems to come out better when I'm playing with paints outdoor on a fine day. I think our state of mind can influence our physical condition & our bodies can affect our spirit.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

COTSWOLDS ENGLAND INSPIRATIONS

Delightful Cotswolds, straight out of a fairytale. 

Quintessentially English villages of honey colored stones, farm meadows & rolling hills. 

An area of outstanding natural beauty. Some good examples of how my work is shaped by the place.

What a privilege to spend time in these storybook villages!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOODLAND VIOLETS

Violets from the woods remind me of one of my favorite passage from Winnie the Poo: Piglet had got up early that morning to pick himself a bunch of violets: and when he had picked them and put them in a pot in the middle of his house, it suddenly came over him that nobody had ever picked Eeyore a bunch of violets, and the more he thought of this, the more he thought how sad it was to be an Animal who had never had a bunch of violets picked for him. So he hurried out again, saying to himself, "Eeyore, Violets," and then "Violets, Eeyore," in case he forgot, because it was that sort of day.