Original Work

All work is done in watercolor on Saunders Waterford Rough 140lb paper unless otherwise noted. Shipped in a tube with insurace.

The French Riviera - 22" x 14" (2022)

A view from a friend’s BnB overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. This is the view I saw when I first arrived. I wanted to focus on the aerial​ perspective, high noon lighting and turquoise awnings. I don’t think I saw a single cloud while I was there. It was always so incredibly bright out. 

Waiting for the Ferry - 22" x 14" (2022)

This is Pier 42 on the east side with a view of the Manhattan Bridge. A friend of mine came down to the city to do some plein air painting. The only problem was the thunderstorms forcasted that day. We walked about 2 miles around the city to find a suitable place to paint with an overhang. The wake from passing ships made it quite a challenge to get straight lines or any sort of precision. Still, I’m happy with how it came out. 

Lunch in the south of france - 22" x 14" (2022)

Unfortunately for me I did not have nearly enough time in France to paint. Luckily I took plenty of pictures. This is the corner outside my hotel in the French Riviera. It’s located on Boulevard du President-Wilson. I didnt eat here but ate my fair share in this area. I’m attracted to lunch scenes with colorful awnings so I couldn’t resist. The reference photo for this painting was the first I took while I was there.  

Cannes, France - 22" x 16" (2022)

I had the pleasure of being invited to a wedding in the south of France at the end of June. The festivities took up 3 of my 5 days there, so with the remaining time I took a cab to nearby Cannes to do a little painting. I managed to find a somewhat quiet corner and got to work. One of the perks about painting in a foreign country is being able to say “I don’t speak french” to any passerbys that want to talk. The French were pleasant folks, and the restaurant I was painting outside graciously offered me some water to facilitate my work. 10/10 experience. I’m already planning on going back.  

An Early Dinner in SoHo - 22" x 16" (2022)

I was out in SoHo to celebrate a friends birthday when I saw this restaurant buzzing in the early evening. I didn’t have my easel on me, so I snapped a picture to take home for the studio. I spent the better part of 2 days creating this painting. Sometimes it’s easier painting from the safety of my studio – I can come and go as I please and the amount of onlookers is drastically reduced. The goal of this painting was to highlight the pandemic era street eating and the lovely almost nighttime atmosphere. I think it was around 6pm. 

Bistro Les Amis - 22" x 16" (2022)

I conducted a poll on social media for where I might paint this day. SoHo ended up winning out, so I packed my things and hopped on the train. I chose this spot for the red awning and the relatively slow pace they were operating at. That, and there was ample amounts of shade to protect me from the sun. The Bistro was preparing for the dinner run while entertaining a few guests. It’s nice when your subjects sit somewhat still. 

Prospect Park - 22" x 16" (2022)

The sun was bright and hot on this Memorial Day. Another scorcher. I was at the park celebrating a friends birthday so naturally I took my easel along. The park was packed and all the shady areas were taken up by the locals. It was a good day to grill and play volleyball or people watch under the massive tree. Due to the sun my washes were drying extremely fast so I had to paint with purpose and speed. A spray bottle in my left hand kept the painting from going belly up. 

Randall's Island - 16" x 22"

When it’s nice, I go to Randalls Island to skate around the park or spend time with friends. This was done on my birthday in May, during the height of the first wave of the pandemic. A little kid came over and watched me paint the entire thing. He had a lot of stories. He told me how his older sister is plotting his murder, about his favorite Lamborghini matchbox car, and how he could see the Coronavirus. He claims it’s yellow. I believe him. 

Flatiron Scaffolding - 14" x 22"

A quick sketch of the scaffolding at the base of the Flatiron. It’s a pretty busy intersection but I had a great view from the entrance to Madison Square Park. I was going on a trip later that day so I had just a bit of time in the afternoon to go knock out a painting. 

Sea Snakes - 16" x 22" (2021)

A couple of my closest friends walk the beach in Mexico after getting a little too friendly with a sea snake. We took pictures of the creature before “helping” it back into the Pacific Ocean. We didn’t know it at the time, but the snake was deadly. A friendly cab driver graciously informed us of the Yellow Bellied Sea Snake. A brush with death? Perhaps. 

Jaundice - 30" x 22" (2022)

This is the liquor store on 3rd Ave near my apartment in Harlem. It glows this sickly yellow color, which I thought appropriate given the long term side effects of alcohol. I treated the painting as if it were a beacon for alcoholics. Another installment in my night bodega series. 

The Florist - 19" x 25.5" (2022)

Another entry into my series of nocturnal bodegas. I was on a walk to a friends place in Harlem when I saw a man making bouquets for the next day. It was getting to be winter so it was quite cold out. I asked to take his picture so I could paint it later. He posed, and I went on my way.   

THE 24TH HOUR - 27" x 18" (2021)

The painting depicts Miss Bubble’s Laundromat in East Harlem at around 11 pm. I used to spend quite some time here before I got a washing machine. Now, I just take peeks from the street. This is the third painting in my series of nighttime New York City bodegas.