February and March Art Shows

I have two paintings on display in different shows at the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue, in New York City. The Salmagundi Themed Show is a collection of art inspired by the historic club house. The other show is Greenwich Village: People, Places, & Things. This show is a collection of art inspired by the neighborhood surrounding the club.

Both shows run from February 20th to March 9th. There will be a reception on March 1st starting at 6pm. For more information click on the links below:



Solo Show for the NY Vintage Dance Society

I will be lending my artwork to decorate the walls for this charming dance in Queens. There will be 10 original paintings that depict dance and people from the NYC scene. Come listen to live music, take a lesson, and dance with me!


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The NY Vintage Dance Society presents “Get Your Dance On”. A night of dancing, live music, and art.

All proceeds go to:
-The Boys and Girls Club
-Victims of Puerto Rico

Come have fun, make friends, and dress Vintage for a great cause!

$10 with Student ID
$16 pre-ordered on eventbrite, $19 at the door





*7:30pm FREE Swing Dance Lesson by Brooklyn Swings
*8:30pm LIVE MUSIC by “Del and The Rad Rompers”, three 45 minute sets
*9:15pm vocal performance by “The Jazzy Janes”
DJ Morgan Lee will keep the music going between sets
Original artwork by Seth Harris will be on display

Salmagundi Show

I will have 4 paintings on display at the SCNY Scholarship & Junior Members Exhibition from January 9 – 25, 2018. I recently joined the Salmagundi Club as a Junior Artist Member (members under the age of 35 are designated junior).

The show will be on display at the lower gallery, which is open to the public during normal hours.

The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 fifth Avenue, New York, NY. More information on this show is available here

Solo Show at Brooklyn Swings

The painting series that was inspired by the New York City partner dance scene will be on display at Brooklyn Swings, for one night only, on Friday December 1st starting at 7:30. Come see these paintings, some shown for the first time, then dance on the social floor with many of the people who modeled in the series.

Brooklyn Swings will have a movie or solo jazz lesson starting at 7:00, before the social dance floor opens up at 7:30. Brooklyn Swings’ Friday night social is located on 231 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY. It’s two blocks away from the Graham Ave. stop on the L subway line.

For more information on the dance itself visit their website, here.

Two new studies

“Study No. 1 With Paint Labeled Caucasian Flesh Tone” oil on Canvas, 12″x16″

“Study No. 2 With Paint Labeled Caucasian Flesh Tone” oil on Canvas, 12″x16″

This post is about paint colors. Specifically, the paint color that I used in the midtones and highlights in the two portraits above. If you don’t care about pigments, then you should stop reading and look at the (hopefully) pretty paintings above. If you are a pigment junky like myself, then you should keep reading. note: I included the pigment abbreviations in parenthesis after each paint that I mention.

A few months ago, I decided to add a new Gamblin color to my pallet; Caucasian Flesh Tone (PW6, PY43, PR108). I had previously integrated a lovely pink called Blush (PW6, PR101) and I thought it was time to try out some more mixed tubes. Maybe I can improve my flesh tone consistency between sittings?

Plus I’ve had great results with Gamblin, I feel like their paint making division gets me and my aversion to safflower oil. Buttery texture is low on your priorities when your paintings take between 5 to 25 sessions in the studio.

So I put some on my pallet. The biggest surprise for me was how yellow it was. I was painting a very pale woman and a somewhat tanned man, “well I guess this will work on the guy.”

I ended up using a very tiny amount on the woman. I found that Caucasian Flesh Tone only seemed to work on flesh that was tan.

It got me thinking, I painted ladies of Korean and Indian descent before and found it difficult to keep their skin mid tones and highlights consistent. Not difficult. Time consuming. This paint looks like a match for them.

I painted 12″x16″ busts of these two ladies and found that this tube does it for the mid tones and highlights. I used Mars Black (PBk 11), Burnt Umber (PBr7), and Burnt Sienna (PR 102) for the shadows and Flake White Replacement (PW6) for glare.

In conclusion, Caucasian Flesh Tone is another great paint… I would rename it something like “Melanin Mid Tone and Highlight”. Never mind, that’s a terrible name. “Non-Caucasian Flesh Tone”? “Tan skin”? Okay, I have no idea what to call it.

Disclaimer: I do not work for or get any money from Gamblin. This post is devoid of advertisement or commercial underpinnings.

Big & Small Show

The National Art League has presented a merit award for “The Swing Out”, which is currently on display on their gallery floor as a part of the Big & Small art show which runs through March 4th.

The Swing Out

New Merch

Society6 bags 2017 copy

Not to be materialistic, but there are new tote bags available here. Wouldn’t you rather have this on your shoulder instead of some I *heart* NY thing that was probably made in Bangladesh? These bags are all made in the USA!

Also, there’s Duvet Covers, Pillows, Towels, Clocks, Prints, etc..

Barnes Gallery 2017

Ginger Study


“Ginger Study” is included in the Barnes Gallery 2017 Special Exhibition. This group show runs from January 10th through February 25. There will be a reception on Saturday February 4th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Barnes Gallery is located at 2 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City South, NY 11530. For more information, click on the link below:

Barnes Gallery Shows

Gallery Night at Brooklyn Swings


On Friday January 13th from 7pm-10pm, I will have several paintings on display at Pizza and Gallery Night put on by Brooklyn Swings. Five swing dance related oil paintings will be featured. Also, there will be dancing and a live jazz band. All ages are welcome to attend.

The event will be held at 231 Ainslie Street in Brooklyn, NY. Go upstairs and enter the double doors under the church awning (Subway riders take the L train to the Graham Ave stop).

November-December Show

The Lindy Hop Party med res

The Lindy Hop Party, Oil on Linen, 24″x36″ (2016)

The first oil painting in a new series that I’m working on will be on display at The National Art League through December 3rd. The National Art League is located in Douglaston, New York.

This series will show contemporary portrayals of people in partner dance. “The Lindy Hop Party” is a 24″x”36″ oil on linen painting of seven people participating in a social dance.