Sep 30, 2014

After Dinner in Saint Germain


This is another one of the thirty new paintings that I will have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France and will include interiors, sidewalk cafes, food, cityscapes and boats.

While I loved spending time in Paris with my fellow travelers, including my mom and a friend of mine, we separated for dinner one night and then I decided to take a walk afterwards. I feel that certain cities, especially Paris, require at least one lone walk to best absorb the atmosphere. Sometimes when you walk with others, you talk to them, go in directions you don't necessarily want to go, and are on a mission to find a certain destination. Or if you choose to meander with them, you still have to compromise on where to go. I chose to wander the lively streets and alleys of Saint Germain. Even if you are alone,  you are not lonely there amid all the people eating, drinking and enjoying the good things in what I think is the best part of the city. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Sep 28, 2014

Le Train Bleu


From Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014, I will have thirty new paintings on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France and will include interiors, sidewalk cafes, food, cityscapes and boats. This painting was inspired by the interior of Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris. It is 12"h x 16"w oil on stretched linen. SOLD.

Sep 12, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe in Paris II


I painted this from a photo that I took in Paris in 2010, even though I have subject matter to paint from my trip this past May. Painting trees, vehicles and groups of people frightened me in the past, and this painting contains all three, so I finally got around to painting it now. There are a few others from the 2010 trip that I am currently working on to go with my current series of French subject matter.


Trouville, France


A painting of the market area of Trouville, France. Oil on 11"h x 14"w Ray Mar canvas panel. SOLD.

Sep 6, 2014

After Lunch


A waiter clears a table after lunch at Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris. My lunch was just getting started, as you can tell by the not yet filled wine glasses in the foreground. It was one of the more memorable lunches of my life, and I highly recommend the restaurant for anyone who visits Paris. Framed with a gold frame that matches the molding in the painting. If you are interested in this painting, please email me and I can get a picture of the frame for you. SOLD.

Sep 5, 2014

Afternoon Tea


This is the dining area of the Mainstay Inn in Cape May, New Jersey. Every afternoon, the owners set out wonderful cookies and hor d'oeuvres during tea time. SOLD.

Sep 4, 2014

Les Deux Magots II


Les Deux Magots of Paris in the afternoon. Patrons refuel for the day with coffee. It was definitely necessary for me that day, as we walked about eight miles, and I wasn't sure if I could last until dinner. When we were there, days were busy from about 8:00 am until past midnight, with dinner usually not taking place until 9:30. Next time I visit Paris, I will try to stay longer so I can see it at a more leisurely pace. I'll still drink coffee all day, though. Framed with an ornate carved gold frame. If you are interested in this painting, please email me and I can get a picture of the frame for you.