Jazz and Chihuly

A few weeks back I went to see this fantastic show at the NYBG featuring Dale Chihuly, an American artist who’s mastered the translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass, and neon. He  creates works of art that transform the everyday experience. It was spectacular to see the installation illuminated at night. Above is […]

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming/Michele Bedigian

California is one of my favorite places to visit. While doing some spring cleaning this week I found a sketchbook just filled with studies for paintings I had from a trip to Big Sur. Between the Red Woods and the ocean edge of the Pacific coast it can feel like a mythical landscape filtered with an […]

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Jade

I made this quick 1-color watercolor painting of a jade succulent that we have sitting in our window. I look at it each morning and always think of painting its strange round leaves, and today I finally did. Greg Betza ©2017

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Bird brain

baby bird/michele bedigian

One day a few years back I was in Paris with my partners in the studio drawing in the Tuileries Garden (a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde) when this little sparrow curious beyond fear practically hopped onto my board. He spent a good 20 minutes inspecting what I was […]

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Rose of Sharon

I had to trim a bush this morning, filled with Rose of Sharon flowers. They’re quite beautiful but as with all things when you see so many you tend to lose appreciation of just how special they are….SO I decided to spend some time drawing one to reacquaint myself. It was a nice way to spend […]

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