Jun 26, 2018

Street in Budapest


This was the route we took to the coffee shop in the mornings before tackling the day's itinerary. I can't remember the name of the cafe, but they had some great pretzel sandwiches that included bacon and lettuce. I'd never heard of pretzel sandwiches before, but fortunately a local French bakery in my town makes pretzels, so I can now make my own sandwiches. That's one of the joys of traveling, you find innovative ways to combine foods that you already eat, in addition to discovering new things. Oil on 24"h x 36"w stretched canvas.

Jun 23, 2018

View of Budapest


A view of Budapest from the hills surrounding the castle. It was a cold, snowy day, but the sun visually warmed the building facades. Oil on 30"h x 48"w stretched canvas. SOLD.

Jun 13, 2018

Streetcar in Budapest


Yellow is a prominent color in Budapest. The streetcars and many of the buildings are yellow, which greatly cheered up the gloomy days, and made the sunny days even brighter. Oil on 24"h x 36"w stretched canvas.

Jun 11, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Morning in Honfleur


It was a sunny spring morning in Honfleur with a bit of haze in the hills. I was always inspired by the paintings of Eugene Boudin, so my mom, a friend, and I stayed in Deauville, and took day trips to Honfleur and Trouville from there. I was able to see the beaches and marinas that inspired both Boudin's and Monet's paintings. Honfleur is peaceful in the mornings while shopkeepers and artists set up their shops for the day. After circling the marina a couple of times to see the buildings and boats from all angles, my mom and I stopped for an espresso at a dock-side cafe, then got lost in the town's alleyways. Oil on 30"h x 40"w stretched canvas.



Jun 7, 2018

Dusk in Budapest


We were walking back to our part of town from a day of cafe hopping. The people of Budapest are overall very fashionable. As soon as this person walked by I took out my camera because I liked the contrast between his dark clothing and the cool street colors. My husband joked that he knew I would take the guy's picture as soon as he saw the hat. Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched linen.

Jun 6, 2018

Drinks at the Pub


The cool weather outside and the cool light streaming through the window are no match for the warm interior of this Scottish pub. Oil on 14"h x 11"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Jun 5, 2018

Alley in Budapest


I love the maze of streets in Budapest, where you will almost always see someone walking a cute dog. We were on our way to New York Cafe for the second time during our week long stay. The streets seemed cold and gray, but the promise of an ornate, warm cafe kept us going. Oil on 18"h x 24"w stretched canvas.

Jun 4, 2018

Cafe Gerbeaud


A painting of the famous Cafe Gerbeaud in Budapest. I normally have a rule about not eating at the same place twice during a week long stay in any city, but we ended up visiting Gerbeaud twice for the atmosphere, and for the wonderful food and desserts. Oil on 16"h x 20"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Jun 3, 2018

Chain Bridge of Budapest II


Though it probably doesn't seem possible, I had a lot of fun on the couple of morning runs I had taken across Chain Bridge when I visited Budapest in February. It was extremely cold, and even colder on the bridges over the Danube because of the wind. But I gained a sense of accomplishment surviving the temperatures and running up the steep hills of Buda. I rewarded myself with a coffee and pastry at one of the cafes near the castle, as well as coffee and pastries at other cafes throughout the day. Oil on 24"h x 30"w stretched linen.