Sunday, October 31, 2010


These photos are from The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze in the Hudson Valley near Tarrytown and the area of Washington Irving's famous story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Van Cortlandt Manor is the host of the Blaze, with hot cider and hot chocolate to keep you warm on a chilly autum night. It is also presented as the home of the party at the beginning of the story before Ichabod Crane sets out into the woods- a fitting setting for giving any visitor the creeps.

You can meander through the grounds where there are magnificent displays for Halloween all made out of illuminated pumpkins. Several carvers also compete in a contest that tests their skills. My favorite part was a section close to the water that is roped off. It is a long, darkened dirt road that heads into the woods. If you stand still and listen carefully, you can hear the galloping footsteps of the headless horesman as he rides off into the night.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Art Pairing - New Work

Above are some new paintings I did today- Goth Drops and Mint Swirl.
I like to pair pieces together so that their colors complement one another like a fine wine with a delicious meal.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rhinebeck's Farmers Markets

Last weekend, I went with my fried and former colleague, Ed, for a drive upstate to Rhinebeck. Every year around this time, we like to escape the city and take in some leaf-peeping and wineries. This year, we strolled around the Sheep & Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds (more photos to come from this event), the local farmer's markets, and also a benefit dinner at the very beautiful and historical Astor Courts for the local Rhinebeck Farmer's Market (making everyone aware that they will be open during the winter now too). Some party pics can be seen here. More of my own photos to come....stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Art - In The Kitchen

Some new pieces inspired by thinking about the summer that just passed, and the current fall harvest. I like these two paired together. They are now available in my shop.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Art - Modern Squares


New in my shop this week are some colorful Rothko-esque squares. I call the one on the left "70s Tapestry" because it reminds me of the colors of a macrame' sort of thing that might have hung in my parents' basement decades ago. The one on the right is called "Sphinx" because of the small image of the Eyptian icon on the lower right corner. It also features the neutral colors of the sandy desert.