Sunday, June 25, 2017

PEACOCK VISITS PARIS CAFE

"peacock visits Paris café"

Saturday, June 24, 2017

ANIMAL FARM 1999

"Animal Farm" acrylic on canvas

Friday, June 23, 2017

JARDIN LEPIC

"Jardin Lepic"


I bought my firts apple in Paris here in 1972. I was on my way up the street to Hotel Prima.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

EGYPTION WALL HANGING

"Egyption Wall Hanging" digital design taken from origional water color 2015-2016

Monday, June 19, 2017

THE NOSE a drawing

"Love at first sniff" a drawing

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRE COEUR LA BUTTE MONTMARTE

"La Bacilica Sacre Coeur - up the hill" acrylic on canvas
collection Dennis Grove


DEEP SLEEP

"deep sleep" water color and gouache 2016

"JUST BETWEEN US..." a water color

"just between us" water color and ink 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A MAN AND HIS MUSIC

"A man and his music" 50x50 cm acrylic on canvas 2017




Friday, June 9, 2017

BROKEN PROMISES

print from a water color 2004

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BIBLIOTEQUE FORNEY Paris

Biblioteque Forney Paris acrylic on canvas

This historic chateau on the rue Figuaire (Fig Tree Street)was  built during the reign of Charles V. It became the residence of  the Archbishop of Paris from 1475 until 1519.  Later, in the 15th century the 1st wife  of Henry 1V moved in after leaving her husband IV.
Many notible people have graced its doors over the centuries.The city of Paris bought it about 100 years ago and restored it.  It is now a funtional library and exposition space for the arts. I painted it this winter and now have taken away tne now Paris buildings. They didn't fit in.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

LITTLE GIRL WITH HER DOG

acrylic on canvas

Friday, June 2, 2017

LE PETIT ÉPICERIE

Le Petit Episserie 14th arodissiment Paris 1994

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

THE POND a watercolor

"HE POND" 2015

Monday, May 29, 2017

WATER COLOR digital composition 2015

digital composition 2015

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

"ILLE DE LA CITÉ"  acrylic on canvas 38/46 cm.

Monday, May 22, 2017

PARIS POSTCARDS AND MY MOTHER


The impact of making postcards of my little street corners was incredible.  Once someone got one in their hands, they would ouuuu and ahhhhhh, then ouu some more. I guess the general public feels more in contact with something you can send through the mail than something you can hang on a wall. 
For once in my life I had been enterprising.  David Bruce proposed a good deal.  If I made a series of seven – one thousand cards of each – he’d charge me a franc a piece  or 7,000 francs.  I got Max, Fausto and Colette to each order 500 at 2 francs a piece.  The Javels promised to buy a small quantity and Las Cassette and Le Relais were fairly interested.  So my costs were 80% covered.  A friend who was married to a notoriously rogue lawyer lent me the difference.
The cards got around.  Ladies in my club used them for Christmas cards.  Max, my favorite bar stop sent out over three hundred to his clientele for New Year’s.
I thought it ironic that these cards were giving me fame. It made me think of a barmaid on Second Avenue who painted copies of Norman Rockwell magazine covers with obscene innuendos.  Once a man talking to both of us asked how could one tell is someone was a true artist.  I raised my eyes upward for a moment of contemplation with such a complex question and was about to give my reasons when the barmaid beat me to it.
“If they have a card they’re a real artist,” and she pulled hers out.
So now I had a card – lots of them.  I sent a couple of sets to my mother right off and called a few days later to see if they had arrived.  She was thrilled. It had been hard for her over the years to follow the ups and downs of la vie d’artiste.  I had gotten angry at her in August when she said “Well, you never should have left your job in New York.”  She must have spent hours in the Hallmark Card shop a few weeks later trying to find the perfect birthday card.
All my life I’ve been proud and impressed With the effort you put into doing your best.  And with every year there seems more To appreciate, love and admire you for.  Happy Birthday!
A few days before Christmas my sister Irene called me at three in the morning.  She had received the postcards and, oh, was it really that time there? She was often confused if it was later or earlier, having to call her son on the West Coast from time to time.  We talked for 45 minutes, which was the longest conversation I can ever remember.  Her Christmas card the year before was signed “Irene and Bob” after the printed message.
My brother Johnny called me Christmas day.  The whole family was eating at his house.  My brother Walter was visiting from El Salvador with his wife and two kids.  Everyone said “Hello, Merry Christmas, and we like your postcards.”  They could have done it in unison.  My mother sounded a little tired.
I talked to her again two weeks later.  With a lot of news about a cold spell in New England I decided to give her a call.
She seemed a little lonely.  Her best friend Rose, next door had lung cancer.  She said she probably would die the next day.  She usually is very prudent about keeping the conversations short, considering the long distance rates. I felt her trying to delay a good-by. Finally she said, “this is going to cost you a fortune.”
“I love you,” she said emphatically.
“I love you, too.”
Three days later I cooked dinner for The Cathedral Club.  I got rave reviews.  I was totally exhausted coming home on the metro.  I had made 600 francs for two days work.  It had come off very well.
I thought – tomorrow I’m going to write a long letter to my mother and tell her all about the meal and how much fun it was to make.
I got a call at three in the morning from my brother Johnny.
She had died that morning.









Saturday, May 20, 2017



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CHILD'S PLAY

"childs play" acrylic 2001

Sunday, April 30, 2017

ANIMAL FARM

animal farm 1999

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"MORNING PAPERS" 2017

"morning papers" water color 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

"HORSE WITH NO NAME"

"horse with no name" water color 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

CAMEL

"camel carrying water jug to giriffe" 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

"THE CANARY WITH A STRING"

"the canary with a string"  2016

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

THE KISS Saint Valentine

"The Kiss"

Friday, January 20, 2017

GLOOM AND DOOM

January 20 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

VITRAILLISTE RUE RAVIGNON MONTMARTRE

"Le Vitraillistse" acrylic on canvas 2017

I first painted this man's shop on the rue Ravignon 20 years ago. He left for Mexico and as far as I know, never returned.
I imagined he's aged so I brought the painting up-to-date. And the objects.
Since I a began a chromeo luminoscity tecqnique with my abstract
water colors - some 40 years ago I have been told that I should make stained glass windows.
I shouldn't. I'd cut my finger off for sure.
Now at least, I've painted a man who does just that.
It made be very happy 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HORS D'OEVRES

Ipad drawing 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 J'ARRIVE

last painting of 2016 - painted a quarter to midnight.


Ruby

Ruby
Ruby chez la princess from paintingparis.blogspot.com