Saturday, October 19, 2019


I must have painted Skye hundreds of times but she's always there for me when I need a model.  When she came home from College, I grabbed her for a photo shoot. lol
This was painted with my Rembrandt pastels and lots and lots of layers for her hair.   She was a  joy to paint and hope you like her.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Whitney Museum vendor

This very kind man was selling African Art in front of the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.  He had such a nice pose so I took his photo.  He knew I was taking his picture so he smiled then I took it again when he wasn't.. lol
Maybe some of you have seen him! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


This is Frank.  Frank belongs to my granddaughters friend.  When I saw the reference photo, I fell in love with him and took my pastels out!! lol.   My biggest joy was when she saw it and loved it!  We love that, right?  I forgot to ask her what breed of dog he is...maybe someone here will know!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Drama Queen

I loved her expression here and really needed to paint her. It's always fun looking into the family albums for that  perfect reference photo.  I remember taking this like it was yesterday.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Lavender in bloom

In East Marion, N.Y. we have an amazing Lavender Farm.  I took the reference photo of a worker gathering some lavenders to be sold.  Of course, I bought some... I took it home and dried some, hanging them upside down.  The smell is wonderful....pinching them brings out the fragrance even more!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Italian Courtyard

My daughter gave me a photo that her girlfriend gave her from when she went to Italy.  She thought it was so beautiful and asked me if I would paint it for her.  I don't do too many paintings in oil but I enjoyed painting this.  She loved it and its hanging in her living room wall.  I added that this is a pastel portrait by mistake and cannot figure out how to fix but its an 18 x 24 oil painting.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Rae of Sunshine

The reference photo was of my Nieces granddaughter Rae.  I fell in love with the photo when I saw it on Facebook because she looked like an old fashioned little girl from the 30's.  I knew I had to paint her and I'm happy that "Grandma" loved the portrait.
This is 11 x 14 pastel

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sunset in North Carolina

My Nephew who lives in beautiful North Carolina took this reference shot and asked me if I can paint it.  I just loved all the beautiful colors in the sky that I took my oils out quickly.  Someday, I would love to do a sunset in pastels as well. .

Friday, April 26, 2019


I love traveling on this Route through Arizona.  You get to see plenty of Antique shops and General stores along the way that take you back to those happy memories.
And best of all... those barns that scream with stories..that we only wish we can hear.

Monday, March 18, 2019


My favorite day of the week is Friday when I go to my Long Island Portrait Group.  The lighting is always perfect as well as the chosen model.  I must admit this model was a favorite.  I think her name was Binta.... she stood proudly and was a natural beauty.  She needed a little color so I added her earrings and necklace....Hey! we can!!!  lol  I hope you like her.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Crowning Glory

I decided to paint a portrait in oils..I had a hard time with the flowers but it seemed to get easier as I started painting!  I enjoyed painting in oils and such a nice change from my pastels.  This is  Sierra.. my model since three!  Yesterday, my friends and I went to The Frick Museum in Manhattan.  To me, it was a smaller version of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.. full of incredible inspiration which we all took home with us...

Sunday, February 3, 2019


I painted this portrait a few months back and realized that I never posted it.  This sweet little girl's name is Juliana and she's my friend's granddaughter.
Since my fall, I took time to rest and enjoy everyone's Art work! You guys are SO talented!!  Then I got the flu so more time to rest!  Sigh!!  But it's February and I feel wonderful!
I hope to post soon again.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post... you're all SO special to me.