Saturday, January 30, 2010

My sketchbook from the summer of 2009

  These are some of my preliminary drawings for my larger paintings that were taken from my sketchbook last summer. I worked on location in Cranford, New Jersey and Jersey City, New Jersey. With some or the sketches I added a little watercolor or just watercolor. The sketchbook for me is a way of organizing my ideas, reference for time of day and the light to be recorded. Sometime I'll do numerous studies before deciding on a final painting. The sketchbook is also personal, like a diary, with a sense of intimacy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

At the opening of The Ridgewood Art Institutes' exhibition

  Standing beside my painting "Jersey City Docks" during the opening reception last Sunday. A very good turnout and  a lot of good work to be seen.

Photo courtesy of Jim DelGiudice

Friday, January 15, 2010

Opening at the Ridgewood Art Institute's juried exhibition

   My watercolor painting "Jersey City Docks" has been accepted in the Ridgewood Art Institutes 30th Annual Regional Juried Show. The Opening Reception is on Sunday, January 24, 2 - 4pm.


The show is up from Sunday January 24, through Sunday, February 12. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  Address: 12 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ  07450  Phone:  (201) 652-9615
  The Ridgewood Art Institute's Website is

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Inspriration: This is John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo 1882

One of my favorite paintings by Sargent. Check out the Virtual Online gallery in my "interesting sites" section. An amazing collection. This painting is at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It is on my must list to see. His watercolor paintings are some of the best if not the best. From time to time I like sharing some artists work that I find inspiring.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Opening at the Small Works Show

   Posing beside my watercolor painting, "Wildwood Pier", at the opening of The Small Works Exhibition on Tuesday December 1st. The Show has been extended until January 24th, 2010.
   Manhattan Borough President’s Office Gallery1 Centre St. NY, NY