Sunday, August 30, 2015

Amy's Barn

"Amy's Barn"  10x10"  Acrylic  Buy Info
I'm having some fun playing with abstracting my subject and taking a lot of liberty with color. It's a very freeing experience!  (Original Photo by Amy Shawley)

Friday, August 28, 2015

"On the cover of the..."

"Zig Zag Thru Midtown 2"  14x14"   Buy Info

Well its not the cover of the Rolling Stone, but it's a cover! One of my paintings is featured on the front of City Magazine this season. I like the way the art director coordinated the masthead and text with the colors in the painting.
A nice result of this art usage is that the day after it hit newsstands I was commissioned to do a 60"x60" painting of a panoramic view from a high-rise NYC apartment. This view encompasses all of Long Island City to the east, the UN building in front, Lower east side/FDR, Williamsburg Bridge in the far background all the way to the Empire State building on the West.  Its a total horozontal format that I will be turning into a perfect square. Unfortunately there is an obnoxious Trump building on the far right (naturally). But I'm not concerned, it will be edited out of existence. Artistic license... or maybe artistic revenge...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Girls

Phyllis and Esther  Acrylic 10x10"
Meet my girls - Polish Chickens. They are amazingly personable and quite funny. I was watching them outside my window the other day and decided to grab my paints and paint them - finally! There is a squash plant that is overtaking their coop.  See the series of pictures I took in sequence - they seem to be reacting to my husband AND to each other.  Is that cute or what?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Greek Courtyard 2

"Greek Courtyard II"  Acrylic 8x10"  $295 Buy Now
Same reference (below), another day, another interpretation. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Greek Courtyard

"Greek Courtyard"  8x10" Acrylic $295 Buy Now
One of the things I like to do is take a scene and 'make it my own' - by simplifying the detail, playing with with warm and cool colors, simplifying values, even abstracting it a bit. It's a fun exercise which I will be giving in my upcoming workshop - not that I am expecting the scenes to need any help! Below is the actual reference.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Great Views

"Last Room"  8x10" Acrylic
If your passport is current and you have a sudden urge to travel to the Greek Isles for a painting workshop there's still time - and one room left. Click here for the scoop. The views are stunning. Speaking of nice views, here is another, taken from my studio window today. The owners of the barn next door bought a little pony, cute or what?