Friday, March 30, 2018

New Orleans Street Scene



New Orleans Street Scene
7&1/2"x15"
Acrylic on panel

I love the atmosphere in New Orleans and wanted to capture the vivid colors I saw at night. I also played around with loosening up the drawing and focusing on the sharp contrast of lights and darks.  I had a lot of fun painting this and want to do more New Orleans street scenes.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Onion and Tomato



Onion and Tomato
6"x6"
Acrylic on panel


I recently felt a bit stuck while working on a city scape and decided to take a brake and do a still life. I enjoyed working on it and it's always great practice!






Sunday, January 21, 2018

Self Portrait Study


Self Portrait Study
10"x7"
Mixed Media




   Someone recently gave me some blank watercolor postcards, so I decided to do a couple of self portraits! I did these quickly using a small hand held mirror.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mask Study



Mask Study
9x12
Acrylic on Panel

I recently went to New Orleans for the first time and loved it! Of course I had to buy a mask! This is the first still life I've done in awhile. Its great practice and was really enjoyable. I plan on doing a series based on this trip to New Orleans. There are a couple of pictures below of my set up and a process shot.







Marina Beach




                                                                    
                                              Marina Beach
8x10
Acrylic on Panel

This painting was inspired by an auto rickshaw drive through Marina Beach in Chennai, India. Cows roam freely on the beach and on the roads. We came across this concession stand that appeared to be glowing. Part of the auto rickshaw is shown in the left hand corner.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mirror


                       
Mirror
Mixed media on watercolor post card

I recently broke my toe, so right now it's difficult to get upstairs and work in my studio. I've been experimenting with these watercolor post cards in mixed media. I'm having fun and I'm looking forward to doing more while I recuperate!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Madonna And Child



  Madonna And Child
24"x39"
Acrylic on panel


I just completed this painting inspired by a shrine I saw in Chennai, India. It's the first large painting I've done in a long time, and somehow, for the most part, painted itself. I love it when that happens! I think it's interesting that Madonna is wearing a sari and Indian jewelry, while holding a rosary. There are so many beautiful temples and shrines in India, but this one I found striking, because of the contrast and bright colors, plus I've always been drawn to catholic imagery. I was raised Jewish, but my father was Catholic, and my husband is Hindu.