Friday, May 29, 2009

Portrait of Patty

Patty, Watercolor, 16 x 16
From the last life-drawing day...until we resume in September.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Silk Tie Die

So intense, it's almost too much for the eyes! 44 x 44 inches

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Silk Tie Die

14 x 70. Silk tie die has lots of beautiful detail. Below is a close-up shot (click images for larger view)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Here's the finished prayer shawl, Tree of Life - Moon Peace, 24 x 72, hand painted silk. The watercolor sketch for this design was posted May 8th (click image for a larger view). The owner of this tallit is having his Bar Mitzvah this month. I had the privilege of making his brother's tallit a couple of years ago. Here it is, below:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Watercolor sketches for a silk triptych wall hanging. 3 x 3, 3 x 3 and 3 x 6 inches
The silk wall hanging triptych. Side pieces are 18 x 18, center piece is 18 x 36. Commissioned by my cousins Barb and Bob. It's nice to have relatives with good taste (click the image for a larger view).

Friday, May 8, 2009

This is a watercolor sketch, about 5 x 15 inches. It is a study for a prayer shawl that will be about 24 x 72 inches.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Your Art

This art work is a silk wall hanging, around 19 x 36, commissioned by the famous poet Jill Levy, who wrote a poem entitled "Your Art," and had this vision of her work and my art work working together to create this work of art called "Your Art." I think it works, don't you?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Painting for a Cause

Recently it was "Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week" at UCI Medical Center in Orange. I was asked to create a silk banner that people could help paint over three afternoons. The idea was to draw people in with something creative and fun while they learned about facts and resources for young people with cancer. The event was produced by my friend Mindy Inselberg who works at UCI Med Center.

The text and image of young people in victory stance was the logo I was given to use as a basis to create the banner for people to paint.

Doctors, nurses, orderlies, security guards, office workers, patients, people visiting patients and all manner of other individuals came and smiled and painted. I was met with so much enthusiasm that everyone finished the banner before the end of the third day, so I whipped out a couple more pieces for participants to paint, as seen in the last photo. In the background of that picture you see the finished banner. I'm told it will eventually hang in the cancer center at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

For more information on resources for cancer patients aged 15 to 39, please check out