Starlight Ballroom

Last night, I showed at the annual Reflections fashion event at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia. Watching masses of people look at my work is a nerve wrackingly voyeuristic experience. Especially when the music is too loud to eavesdrop.  To ease my mind, I painted.

Of In. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $175.00

Many skilled, visual artists were showing with me. Please take moment to check out the work of Cherry Buttons, Mizz Mechanique, and Linda Guenste.

The main focus of the evening was fashion. The air was thick with beauty, music, sex, and clove cigarettes.

Not So Human Beings. Ink on paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $100.00


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The Heart of New York

Union Square stole my heart. Something about this corner of New York is different. The materialism fades, the cliques meld, and eye contact with strangers is made. If I lived near NYC I would paint this park all the time. This was painted on site, looking down Broadway from the steps of Union Square.

When Honest. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $225.00

The heart of New York is obvious. It’s the people. During my visit I drew residents and tourists alike. Even as an outsider, it was easy to make out who was who. I drew them in parks, in museums, at protests, and on trains. It was my goal to draw fast enough to not get caught. Here are a couple pages of my discreet sketches.

A Series

Artemisia Gentileschi, the great Baroque artist, found the repetition of subject matter cathartic. Claude Monet, the visionary Impressionist, thought a subject could not be understood until it was painted multiple times. Andy Warhol, the renowned Pop artist, believed the more you make, the more you can sell.

In the spirit of the prolific artists that came before me, here are two more depictions of my mangled little foot.

Lingerie. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $200.00

A Setup. Ink on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $100.00

Sketchbook Splash

It’s Sketchbook Saturday and, as you can see, my sketchbook has gained a lot more color lately.

The following was doodled while watching Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from the gibbons. Although gibbons do no celebrate Valentines Day, they are good sports about wishing us happiness as we celebrate this day of love.

Gibbons are monogamous. These two white cheeked gibbons are the last animals I’m featuring in my Valentine’s weekend mate for life series.

Scribbly Gibbons. India ink on cotton paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $100.00

Tuesday is Laundry Day

But Saturday is for sketchbooks.

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Sketchbook Saturday Ya Ta Daaaa!

Drew this while getting my oil changed.

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It has been too long.

I hope this week will be the sole time I slack so much on this blog. I’ve been so busy with Etsy and Fiesta paintings. But excuses aside, it’s Sketchbook Saturday! Wooopeeee!

Sketchbook Saturday!

Hey, everybody! Its sketchbook Saturday. Woohoo! This week’s sketch is from a large hallway at a local  college.  Work from my sketch book isn’t usually for sale, but we could work something out if you are really interested.

Long Hallway. Pen on paper. 5.5″x8″.