En Verdaille

Lately I've gone back to experimenting with green under-paintings, which I initially intended to paint on top of with full color. However, I am really loving the monochrome in green effect, so I think I'll leave a few of these little studies as is:

This painting was started with en verdaille, and the later layers were done in full color. I really love the effect:

It's hard to decide whether to leave them green or paint more layers. I think I'll just go back and forth. I do think I will paint on top of this one. I'll keep you posted! :)


Halloween Exhibition!

I have two spooky owls in this spooktacular Halloween art show! Opening and B-Horror costume party this Wednesday night at Kraine Gallery in the East Village!


Diana and the Beast

My friend Diana Corvelle and I have done an art trade, and this is the painting I did of her, posing with one of my stags:

Diana and I met in St. Barths; she was the Artist in Residence arriving just as I was leaving. Here is the painting she did of me, from a photo she took before I left. She paints with gouache, amazingly, using teeny-tiny brushes, and the tail and water are cut-out bristol with blue paper underneath:

I'm actually a mermaid. 

Some spooky owls


New Studio

I've been in limbo lately, waiting to move my studio from Brooklyn to Jersey City. Here's the beautiful new space... I can't wait! :)


New Stag

I'm very excited about this painting I just started. I want to kiss this sweet little guy right on the nose! :)




These are some more paintings I brought with me to work on, which are now finished and hanging in the gallery :)

22 x 16 inches

18 x 12 inches

44 x 32 inches


St. Jean VIII


Some photos

Eden Rock

Mom + Sis are visiting - this is at their sweet little hotel in the jungle

Hiking to Colombier Beach

Anse de Colombier

Lots of starfish

Sunset Cocktails at Shell Beach

Black-throated Blue Warbler - Female



St. Jean Bay #6

Studies of St. Jean Bay

These were painted from life (as opposed to those last ones, which I did from photos I snapped on the beach). This is tricky, because the sun comes and goes so quickly around here. But I'm enjoying studying the many blues and greens and observing how they change with the light.


This is what I did today

I've found my happy place. So far, I've just been painting in the gallery, but today I took it to the beach towel. I forgot how much I love painting on the beach. I'll post pics of the little studies i did tomorrow!


Beach Scenes and Birds

Here are a couple of little beach scenes I painted yesterday:

I'm also working on some birds while I'm here; these are a couple you can allegedly find in the Caribbean:

Black-throated Blue Warbler
American Kestrel
Otherwise, I'm working on a big painting that I brought with me, so I'll post that when it's done. :)