Friday, February 27, 2009

In the Park

This is the first year since Iˆstarted to go out to Central Park where I've gone out all year round. Anything over 34 degrees was fair game; I just learned how to dress warmer. Most of the time, I didn't bring my camera, thus the lack of entries to my blog as of late. However, I took this one with my cell phone- a nice couple from The Caribbean. They were not used to our cold weather here in NYC, but they were smiling all the same...


I think that's what you call your Sister-In-Law's Bother...and if not, that's what it should be. Anyway, that's who this is; he commissioned me to do his caricature for his website and after a couple of tries- this one being the last one, he decided to go with a photograph- just like a lot of magazines do. I offered to just give him the artwork, but he didn't want it.
At least he paid me some money...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Live party painting

This is a painting I did at a Bar/Bat-Mitzvah during the party in about 5 hours. It was my trial painting for the company- "Untouchable Events" and I'm going to do some more in the future. The challenge was to try to get some recognizable people in the painting even as they were moving. The light source was all over the place- constantly moving and changing color, so that was a challenge as well.
For the next one, I'm going to get photos ahead of time for the main people at the party and incorporate them in the scene.
This is acrylic on masonite.

Their hate has grown strong

Do I really need to say anything?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The answer is blowin' in the wind

This will be the last dog drawing I post here- the rest will be on my pet-blog at

I liked this photo of my old neighbor's dogs because they show absolute bliss in the simplest of things- the wind. We should all be so grateful.

The drawing is colored pencil and pastel pencil.