Jun 27, 2016

yART Sale

Many thanks to everyone who visited me and collected my work at the yART sale yesterday in Pittsburgh! My husband and I had a wonderful time chatting with everyone and hope you are happy with your new paintings.

Please check the Gallery on 43rd Street website for updates on my upcoming show in November! I have a lot of new work on the way, including scenes of Pittsburgh.

Jun 10, 2016

Washington Square Park at Dusk


It was a cool March evening in Washington Square Park when I took the reference photo for this painting. There weren't many people around except for a few people who passed by with their dogs. Oil on 18"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen.

Jun 8, 2016

Unpredictable Weather in the Piazza Navona


The weather was unpredictable when we took a day trip to Rome from Florence last year, and we didn't have an umbrella. So, we just ordered another espresso at an outdoor cafe in Piazza Navona and waited for the rain to stop. It passed pretty quickly. The dramatic weather created interesting reflections on the wet cobblestones and created a rainbow for us to see by the time we reached the Vatican. SOLD,

May 23, 2016

Afternoon in Greenwich Village


As dinner time approaches, the streets of New York's Greenwich Village start to liven up even more . I visited in April during a warm, sunny weekend and enjoyed wandering the sunny streets at happy hour, stopping here and there for coffee or a glass of wine. Oil on 12"h x 18"w stretched linen.

May 9, 2016

View of the Ponte Santa Trinita


The Ponte Santa Trinita bridge in Florence, Italy, is bathed in the warm morning sunlight. This was painted from a photo I took during one of my morning jogs along the river. I would wake up as early as possible to catch the dramatic light on the domed buildings. This was difficult because of the long nights of wine drinking, but the plentiful espresso bars all over the city helped me accomplish my goals! SOLD.

Apr 22, 2016

Sunflowers


A Painting of one of my favorite flowers. The shadow cast by an otherwise moody interior brings out the yellow pedals and green leaves. Oil on 14"h x 11"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Apr 21, 2016

Please Don't Eat the Sunflowers


I was arranging these sunflowers on the table for a still life. When I turned my back, Stella sat on them so I would pay attention to her instead. This painting is available at UGallery.com 

Mar 10, 2016

The Market


A transaction is in progress at the market at Grand Central Station. I'm pretty sure I placed an order for some exotic goat cheese after snapping the reference photo for this painting. Oil on 16"h x 12"w stretched linen.

Mar 9, 2016

Brunch at Cafe Central


This is a busy brunch at Cafe Central in Vienna. There is nothing like comfort food and warm coffee in a bright interior on a damp, rainy Sunday. Oil on 14"h x 11"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Mar 7, 2016

Comfy Cat


Stella was comfortably sitting on the sofa when I interrupted her to take the reference photo for this painting. I liked how she propped herself on the pillows to get a good vantage point of the birds outside. It was a bit of a challenge to distinguish between the cat and the pillows that almost match her calico fur. Oil on 9"h x 12" w stretched linen.

Jan 30, 2016

The Kitchen Supervisor


Since gaining the ability to jump onto the kitchen countertop, my kitten, Alfred, supervises the preparation of every meal, and also makes sure I clean up properly. He likes to chirp at the bubbles that escape the dish soap bottle and float into the air. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Jan 27, 2016

Curious Cats


My cats, Alfred and Stella, were curious about my chocolate cupcake (stuffed with a cherry and cheesecake filling) and shot of brandy. Of course, it was not a snack suitable for cats, but I did let them have a little bit of milk from the creamer. Oil on 11"h x 14"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Jan 23, 2016

Cat and Cake


This is the first painting in my series of paintings featuring cats and desserts. Though cats are supposed to like (and need) a protein rich diet, my Stella also likes carbs. Oil on 11"h x 14"w x 1" stretched linen. If you are interested in purchasing, the link below contains gallery contact information. 

Dec 22, 2015

Dinner at the Enoteca


This is a behind the scenes view of a cook working at an enoteca (wine bar) in Florence, Italy. He takes a break from preparing meat and cheese boards to pour a glass of wine for a customer. Oil on 11"h x 14"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Dec 20, 2015

Where Are You


A lady sits on the ledge of a bridge in Florence, Italy. She appears to be texting someone she was supposed to meet to find out where they are. Oil on 20" x 20" x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

Dec 19, 2015

Dec 17, 2015

View of Rome


We got lost on our way to find the Spanish Steps in Rome, and ended up climbing up a big hill. We were rewarded with this view, which contains Saint Peter's Basilica in the background. Oil on 15"h x 30"w x 1 1 /2" stretched canvas.


Dec 16, 2015

View of Rome II


My husband and I recently took a subject matter gathering trip to Italy. We stayed in Florence and took day trips to Rome and some of the smaller towns in Tuscany. This is the first picture I painted from the trip. I snapped the reference photo while walking across one of the bridges to Vatican City, and you can see St. Peter's Basilica in the background. Oil on 15"h x 30"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Oct 27, 2015

The Espresso Bar


This is an espresso bar I found while exploring one morning in Paris. I wished I could move there and make visiting this place my before-work morning routine. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Oct 26, 2015

Oliver


This is a life-size acrylic painting of my late cat, Oliver, that I recently completed as part of a mural in our town. He can now continue to watch over the town, which was one of his favorite activities.

Oct 19, 2015

Cat and Book


My cats like to prevent me from reading. They have to sit on my books, magazines and laptop at every opportunity. That's okay, I'd rather give the cats attention, anyway. Oil on linen on 6"h x 8"w panel. SOLD.


Oct 16, 2015

Oct 13, 2015

Kitten in the Sun


This is the first painting I've done of our new kitten, Alfred. In this painting he is taking a break from antagonizing his sister, Stella, to lounge on a chair in front of a sunny window. The painting is on 5"h x 7"w stretched canvas.


Sep 19, 2015

Busy Cafe


I painted this from a photo I took at Cafe Prueckel in Vienna. It was a lively and warm oasis on a cold, rainy October afternoon. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.