Cous Cous

Last week I had the honor of being invited to a belly dancer photo shoot at Cous Cous in Cherry Hill. As some of you may know, Cous Cous may be my favorite restaurant. Belly dancing is my favorite dancing. I had a ball.

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Seven Deadly Sins

I’ve been painting a lot, but blogging little. To make it up to you, I’ll show some insight into my character. Over the next week or so I’ll post a painting for each deadly sin. The paintings will represent my personal temptations.

Today’s sin is gluttony. I could eat ice cream forever.

Gluttonous.

Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $175.00

Wish We Were Here

Sadly, the summer is winding down. Evenings Along Asbury in Ocean City is my favorite part of summers in NJ. This week was the last Evening Along Asbury of 2011. It was a great summer. Can’t wait until next year.

I painted the exterior of Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro. The owners of this establishment donated prizes to the Arts League every week. Support local businesses that support the arts!

We Wish Were Here. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

SOLD

Summer Sweet Shop

I love summer. I love sweets. I love how this mid July painting of a candy shop turned out. Chocolate covered strawberries, mmmmm.

Summer Sweet Shop. Watercolor and Ink on paper. 7″ x 6″ (17.8 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $200.00

Secret Supermarket

Behind my laundry mat, there is a supermarket. The food is fresh and well priced. I would not know about this food market if it was not for my need to go on walks as my clothes dry. The store is called “Gokul: Indian Supermarket.” It is a beautiful building.

Secret Supermarket. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 7″.

Unframed: $175.00

Spring Kitchen

Spring is here! The kitchen below was painted with the colors of this fresh season in mind.

Expect some new outdoor watercolors soon, if the weather stays this nice.

Spring Kitchen. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8″ x 11.5″

Unframed: $250.00

Shopping in Paradise

It is hard to describe a trip to Waikiki without mentioning the shopping district. From ABC‘s to shopping malls, downtown Honolulu is covered in stores. Below is a painting of a shave ice stand tucked away in an alley by the beach.

The International Market is a bustling collection of  cart vendors, street performers, and outdoor shops. Tropical plants combined with the perpetually perfect Hawaiian weather make the whole set up beautiful. Please click to enlarge the following image as I don’t think the thumbnail does it justice.

Women’s fashion on the island can be summed by sun dresses and swim suits.

Where there is retail there are food courts. This Tiki Burger hut was charming.

This cat resides at my favorite restaurant on Oahu, Ramen Nakamura.

Vegetables and Mile Stones

Below is a page from my wet sketchbook. It is a still life sampling of some fresh veggies.

Fresh Vegetables. Watercolor and pen on paper. 5″x8.5″.

Unframed: $75.00

My small mile stone is that, as of this morning, I have as many Twitter followers as I do Etsy hearts (615). I know that is a a triumph very few people can understand, but it makes me happy. The internet gives artists the wonderful opportunity to be seen.  It’s all we truly want. Thanks to sites like WordPress, Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter, my work is seen by thousands of people a month. Not many galleries can boast that kind of traffic. It must have been very frustrating to be an artist before the Internet.

What I’m trying to say is, thank you for taking the time out of your day to appreciate my work. It means a lot.

Diner Place Setting

I drew this while visiting my brother at the Crystal Lake Diner in Haddon Township. Not my best drawing of a salt shaker, but not my worst.

Coffee for One

A drawing from one of my frequent trips to the Sunryser, my favorite breakfast nook.

Coffee for One. Ink on paper. 5″x5.”

Unframed: $75.00

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