Sunday, February 28, 2010

I ♥ Philly, the sequel.

Outside the Toothless Cat, in the Piazza
Geoffrey gets relaaaaxed at Chic Petique
My new favorite game at Dave & Busters
The strange mix of beauty and ugliness which seems to characterize Fishtown...

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Don't you love it when you go to see a concert of a band you like and the opening act blows your mind? Me too. This was exactly the case this past Thursday night – fortunately the season's 90 millionth snow storm didn't stop the magic that was the double-billing of Wildbirds & Peacedrums and St. Vincent. Phew! Boy, was it great – my favorite from St. Vincent was probably her cover of "These Days" – here's a version of it: And my favorite from Wildbirds & Peacedrums was... everything. WHOAH they were good. Check them out at their website here.

Monday, February 22, 2010


I'm finding that I'm jonesing for some France-time, especially the time I spent in France studying with Studio Escalier in 2007 and 2008. Sigh. Here's a little sketch I did while in Argenton-Château almost 3 years ago... wow, how time flies!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Painting. With KITTY!

Hey, so I mentioned a painting that that friend and fellow artist Alia El-Bermani had started of me last year in this post... she's worked on it some more in the interim, and now it looks as though it's finished, yay! Here is is, and it can be found here on Alia's blog:
Diane with Kitten, oil on panel, 20" x 16", by Alia El-Bermani

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feelin' squirrelly.

Been paintin' squirrels, in between commission projects. Squirrels! The world's cutest creatures (see this link for evidence). Here's a sneak preview:
Detail of an in-progress painting

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Giving a shout-out to the non-snowy world from our little blizzard-y corner of the world. Heyo! I truly can't complain about being housebound, as it's given me some time to work on some painting - updates soon. In the meantime, the freshly blanketed streets of Philly, as seen from my studio window:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow day.

Phew! SNOWMAGGEDON, indeed. Being snowed in this weekend has meant I've had some time to paint, though of course never as much time as I'd like... anyway, here's a sketch of Alia that I was working on tonight...
Addendum 2/18/10: maybe this is a better representation of the sketch, below - I'm a terrible photographer! Arg.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Holding pattern.

Trying to find the (headache-free) time to get around to finishing this painting, a commission of a scene in Annecy, France. More soon, when I emerge from the cocoon of headachey/busy-ness:
Painting-in-progress (but almost finished!) by me, Diane Feissel.