Friday, December 16, 2016


 Jerusalem Old City
When the Romans invaded what is now Israel, they decreed that all buildings should be built of Limestone, which was both plentiful and beautiful. The city's architecture has an lovely unified ivory tone, and the material works well in the dry desert. 

 Dome of the Rock: Revered Muslim mosque
The Wailing Wall

Peonies and Roses in Urn

One of my newest paintings is an expression of my love for flowers. This oil on canvas is 18 x 18", painted Fall 2016.  For sale.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Burst Figs

Sometimes, a tiny painting of figs is just what a kitchen or breakfast room needs.

For sale, oil on canvas, 5 x 7", $125.

Israel: Jerusalem

The Arab Quarter is a bustling corner of Jerusalem, vibrant with products particular to the Middle East. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kimball Art Museum: Where Michelangelo Meets Texas

Edvard Munch
From ancient Thailand
From Pakistan
From Japan
Sculpture by Bernini in terra cotta

Card Sharps by Caravaggio
Amazing detail in every texture: note the faux frame within the painting. 
The only Michaelangelo painting in the Western Hemisphere resides in Ft. Worth's Kimball Art Museum. Michaelangelo painted Saint Anthony being tormented by demons. It was painted in both tempera and oil and is in excellent condition. The Kimballs, of oil money, collected widely:  High Italian Renaissance and ancient Asian pieces as well as a smattering of Post-Impressionists and Matisse.  The collection includes a Picasso. Strictly high ticket art is in this stunning building designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fort Worth Botanical Garden

Fort Worth, Texas, has a lot going for it. I am a huge fan of its sprawling botanical garden. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

The Long Beach Island shore in New Jersey has stunning beaches: white sand, great breeze, beautiful vistas, natural dunes.  The homes and beaches are tasteful and quiet. All pictures are of Barnegat Light, a sleepy residential town. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ladew Topiary Gardens, Maryland

Nestled north of Towson, Maryland, in bucolic Monkton, Md., is the fabulous spread of gardens know as Ladew Topiary Gardens. Designed with garden rooms portraying themes, it was very forward- thinking for its day. Each room creates a vista from several angles: some from the home, and some from other gardens. It is a work of art. The owner loved the fox hunt and there is an especially skillful topiary of a horse jumping a fence, with topiary beagles and a rider.