Thursday, September 30, 2010


Pepe has been working in McSorely's since he was 18, he grew up just a couple of blocks from the bar. He told me so many stories, stay tuned good people of the world.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Here is one from last week. No time to waste today.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Hour

This is a real quickie but also this is the reality of happy hour.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Plein Air Painting

We had a make up class with Peter Cusack on Sunday, it was such a great way to spend an afternoon. We are going to having another session next Sunday which I'm already looking forward to. I've never done this before but I hope to make a habit out of it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lady On A Train

Too bad she had to get off, she was lost in her own world and totally oblivious to me.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sam Dude

I'll say no more.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tom Nails

Like thumbnails only with extra Tom.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Tom is the daytime bartender at Bill's on 54thst and Madison, and a finer gentleman you could not wish to meet.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Face In The Crowd

I was drawing at the SOI last night. Sometimes you don't have a good view of the model and on those occasions I pick a face in the crowd.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Don is one of the regulars at McSorley's and if you are going to be a regular that is a great place to be one.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nude in Recline

It's Monday and I'm hoping for a big week. What has that got to do with anything? I don't know, but I'm in the mood for change.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nudes on Sunday

Nude anyway. Happy Sunday good people of the world, I'm off to run 12 miles with Angie who is training for the NYC Marathon.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two Quickies

What? You were expecting three?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Subway Dude

From the trip home last night. I really like these Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens. I haven't used one in a while and forgot how much fun they are.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The title refers to the thing on her head, it's called a hat.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I had to dig a bit for this one, I'm falling behind a little on the drawing thing as i pursue some other projects. I like this paper though, it seems to do half the work for you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Here is one I did finish although this is not the finished version. Apparently I didn't shoot the final version before I handed it over. This was done as a commission for my friend Amanda to give to her Husband, my friend Bob on the occasion of there 2ND wedding anniversary. It's the bar in which they met. Happy anniversary guys.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Grand Army Plaza

Here is the other painting I'm working on. Right now it seems like I'm great at starting paintings and lousy at finishing them. I have to do something about that so I'm not starting any new oil paintings until I finish the four I have on the go.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I missed another post yesterday but I am on vacation after all and yesterday I had to go back to the city to take a class with the brilliant Steve Brodner so time was limited. Steve is going to help me whip my bar book into shape which I'm really excited about, no more procrastination.
Above is another oil painting I'm working on, I've got two on the go whilst we are away. Angie has been working on some paintings as well so expect to see those soon too. It's Sunday, it's raining, it's beautiful and so are you.

Friday, September 10, 2010

And Again

Here is that tree again. I sit out on the porch and this is what I see, the light on it changes from moment to moment, I could draw it again and again.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Angie tries to stay warm on vacation.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This might be my favorite tree, it is the focal point from the porch at the house we rent upstate. I did this painting this morning with my cup ot tea and all is right with the world.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm Back

I missed a couple of days because we are upstate this week and the first few days we had guests and there were kids running around and it was all too much fun, no time for drawing although I did a bit of plein air painting With my friend Edgar and his daughter which was crazy fun. Anyway today we have the house to our selves and I plan to get some work done. We'll see.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I knew Leeza from a coffee shop in Brooklyn so when I saw her on the subway she allowed me to draw her, it's good that way. Thanks Leeza.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cool Dude

He was reading an Italian newspaper which make him Italian, one who speaks Italian or someone just looking at the pictures.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A quickie from the subway.