Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's Your Favorite Dog Breed?

People have been saying nice things about my dog portraits. I did the boxer above (and the Italian Greyhound from another post) as examples of pet portraits. But I think people are finding the idea of a pet portrait a little too extravagant these days, so they have more often asking me for a generic, yet favorite breed. What is your favorite breed of dog? Leave a comment below!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A beautiful Photo Taken At Sunset Tonight...

.....from my apartment window. I was sitting at my computer and looked out the window...the light was extraordinary. It was overcast and grey, but the sun, setting on the opposite side of my building, was being reflected in the window across the street and was very bright. So gorgeous! I jumped up and took this picture:

Introducing 99, Saturn and Mr. Sweetie

It really is time that the world got to know them, so here they are. Doing one of the things they do best...sleep and/or lounge around. The first photo with the mannekin is Saturn and 99, in a synchronized lounging position, with a symmetrical twist. The second photo has 99 and Mr. Sweetie in a nearly perfect yin yang configuration of sleep. I will be posting more of these lovelies in the coming days.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Photo of the Day on - It's Me!

Back in September, Karen Seiger came by my display at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn and took some pictures. Next thing I know, I'm her Photo of the Day for today. With a photo of this dog portrait I did. Thank you Karen!

Hi It's me!


Yikes. I do realize it's been a long time since my last post. I vow as of today to update with a piece of art and a post daily. Ok.....go!

The drawing above is a detail of a larger pencil drawing done in 2003. It is of my cat Saturn. She's a very friendly, 13 y.o. girl. I have a new website with my portfolio on it. Please visit where you'll see this drawing and a lot more!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hello out there! Above is one of my small watercolors. That is, it is 2.5 inches wide by 3.75 inches high. It is of the top of the Empire State Building, looking north from 14th Street in Union Square. I moved downtown from in front of the Met and have been selling my artwork at Union Square. It is fun, interesting and lots of hard work! Just wanted to check in. Pretty tired right now and have to get up early tomorrow Wednesday. It gets really crowded because Wednesday is a day when the food vendors are there, so more artists show up to sell, expecting a bigger crowd.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Draw In The Sunshine

We had gorgeous weather this past weekend in New York City and on Sunday I did something that I have wanted to try for a very long time......I set up an easel in front of the Metropolitan Museum and sold some little tiny watercolors. If you want to know how tiny, look at the photo above. You will see a hand holding the watercolor. That is how tiny. It's about 2.5 by 3.5 inches. This one is of a building I could see from where I stood on Fifth Avenue in front of the Museum. It was fun and I met a lot of really great people. I met artists, non-artists, art-lovers, art collectors and various permutations of these. I displayed watercolors that I had already and also managed to do about 4 or 5 new watercolors while I stood there which sold as well.

Had three pieces up at the Dumbo Arts Center Pop Up Fundraiser Show last weekend. They were fairly large for me - all approximately 21 by 24 inches. (Will be posting images soon!)

Also, finished the No Impact Week with Colin Beavan. Well, didn't actually finish it. It was a group of great people and apparently there are plans to meet for a dinner in a few weeks. I can say that my awareness has been raised by leaps and bounds, and in a future post I will talk about some of the changes that have come from that new awareness.