Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Blue House, Utica, New York.

This house is on the East side of Utica, probably on Park Avenue.  It's a real symbol for Utica- Great unloved historic homes slowly falling apart.  
I can say mean critical things about Utica because I'm from there, and don't know any better.
A detail of the painting is posted below.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Buci News

Buci News is a great little shop and worth a visit when you're in the neighborhood. I'd like to send the owners a link to this post but couldn't find their email address…can anyone help?  thanks, I appreciate it. It's a watercolor painting that I just finished.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

New watercolor travel box.

This new clear plexiglass box is laser die cut and clear. It just needs a few finishing touches and it's done.

Have watercolors, will travel. On the drawing table now.

Here's a painting I'm working on of Quebec City. We spent a few days there recently.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lamar's Bagel, Hot and Cold, Madison Street. NYC

I wandered down to the Lower East Side of Manhattan recently to shoot photos and see the sights. I found this great street which happened to catch my eye. I've decided to go back again as soon as possible.

Detail of Lamar's Bagel Shop, Madison St., NYC

Detail of Lamar's Bagelry 197 Madison Street, NYC

Friday, March 1, 2013

Detail - 59 th Street bridge watercolor.

Under the 59 th Street Bridge

My newest painting of the 59th Street bridge. As everyone knows, this is the largest structure in the world to be built entirely of iron popsicle sticks.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lamar's Bagel Hot and Cold, Free Soda $3.99

Here's the completed line art for Lamar's Bagel on Madison Street / Corner of Rutger Street, NYC.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lamar's Bagel sketch and start of inking

Sketch with a bit of inking for Lamar's Bagel on Rutger's Street.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cooper Union subway entrance, Astor Place

Cooper Union subway entrance, Astor Place

Cooper Union Watercolor detail

Detail of Cooper Union Panorama watercolor.

Cooper Union, Astor Place detail of watercolor.

Watercolor detail of Cooper Union Panorama.

Cooper Union, Astor Place, New York City

I just finished this painting of Astor Place and Cooper Union. The saga continues.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Astor Place, Cooper Union sketch

This is my newest piece for my Sketchbook of New York City. I'll post the color version shortly.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Notre Dame Cathedral by Roger De Muth

This is a revised painting of Notre Dame that I just finished. I redid the sky which gave it a bit more punch.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Metropolitan Museum of Art Ink Sketch

This is the sketch for my drawing of the interior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It looks like a waiting room for a train station, doesn't it? I'm getting on the art train in 10 minutes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

C. Ledyard Blair Carriage House

This building on East 63rd street is just across from the Society of Illustrators. It was built for C. Ledyard Blair for his horses and carriages. If you see it for sale, please call me!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Romanesque in the rain on the right side of Greene Street, NYC

I walked past Cooper Union the other day and passed by the new ugly Architecture School building which disgraces Astor Place Square. A passer by commented to me that it was indeed ugly as far as he was concerned too. I walked down to Greene street, then over towards Broadway and found this beauty. It's heavy, dark, neglected and a hodgepodge of history, but I still love it. I have decided to walk and shoot reference on every street in Manhattan, so I should be busy for awhile. I like challenges.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Central Park Stonework

The restoration of the Central Park stonework is incredible. Formerly headless birds carved from English limestone are singing again. I'm not sure this painting does justice to the skill of the stone masons who carved these beautiful scenes, but on your next trip into the depths of the park, stop and take another look. The carvings are on either side of the Victorian Steps at the end of the long Allee. I recommend.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wildenstein Gallery detail

A detail of the Wildenstein Gallery watercolor. Pay close attention, there will be a test... now, google the above gallery-then go to (images) Not for the faint of heart.

Pencil sketch of NYC Trolley Barn, 63rd Street

There's a number of these Beaux Arts carriage houses scattered around New York. This beauty is on East 63rd street across from the Society of Illustrators and was built for C. Ledyard Blair in 1901. I wonder if it's for Sale? If it is, please drop me an email. What a great place.

Central New York State, Route 80, New Woodstock

This isn't Miami. Central NY gets sun occasionally, but not too worry, the sunny season is coming up next. It's called August. Here's a watercolor of the ride back from NYC the other day. Not far from the village of New Woodstock.

Winter, upstate New York,

This is what upstate New York looks like eleven and a half months a year. Finland and upstate NY always look forward to seeing the sun for 15 days each year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wildenstein Gallery watercolor

Here's the finished watercolor of the Wildenstein Gallery. Don't ever search for this gallery on Google or you'll find many pictures of the Cat Lady. Eesch.

Wildenstein Gallery inked drawing.

Here's the newest inked drawing for my New York City Sketchbook. The Wildenstein Gallery is one of the country's oldest galleries and has some of the most well known artists work for sale. There was a great Toulouse Lautrec paintings for sale recently painted on cardboard. $2.8 million. I thought it was a bit too loose. Ha ha.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Viand Coffee Shop, Madison Ave.

Here's my recent painting of one of my favorite coffee shops in NYC. George the owner is a friend. HI George.

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Alwyn Building, Petrossian Restaurant, NYC

One of my favorite buildings in New York, with a facade made of Terra Cotta. I love Beaux arts buildings. This is a new watercolor that I just finished of it.

The Mott Street General Store, NYC

I loved walking past this great store, until it was "renovated" recently. Some things should always remain the same. This store was virtually unchanged in New York for over 133 years. Oh, well time marches on. Ink and watercolor on Arches 300 pound watercolor paper. This painting was recently selected for the 55th Annual Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in NY.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

View from the 8th floor outside Eleanor Ettinger Gallery

My phone rang while I was at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery (Egon Schiele show) and I went out to the hallway so I wouldn't disturb anyone. Here's the painting that resulted from my trip just outside the gallery window on the 8th floor. I call it: "Steam whales float by Pier 8B in the ocean of bricks on 57th Street."

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cazenovia Village Board meeting

I like meetings when I can get a good drawing. Even LONG meetings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Notre Dame Cathedral Watercolor

Here's a detail of my newest watercolor. It's available as a large Giglee Print if you would like one. The painting itself is for sale too. Let's talk.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Painting on location in Nantucket

I want to thank Kerry Perlich who sent me this picture today. I was painting in front of the Robert's house in Nantucket while she snapped this shot. Thanks Kerry, I appreciate it!

Paris Opera House Watercolor

Here is a new painting I've been working on from my series of Sketch Book watercolor paintings. The Paris Opera house is a delight for the eyes. I approve.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Roger's rainbow Iphone photos.

I took this Iphone photo from my car on the way home from the University this week. It's a composite photo made up of 4 shots.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Educator's Conference notes in color from The S.O.I, N.Y.

Here are my finished notes in Color from the Society of Illustrator's educator's conference this past week.

The Garden of Great Quotations

Send me your favorite Quote.

Calligraphy for The Garden of Great Quotations.

Dip pen, ink, and Arches Watercolor paper.

Garden of great quotations pano from the roof.

The Garden of Great Quotations

Here's another view of the gardens I've been working on for 6 years. I put a gravel path around the perimeter this summer. Great to walk on, and easier to maintain. I'm working on my quotations to be inscribed in rocks around the gardens. Any suggestions for great quotes? Here's one. "Justice ought to be fair" George Bush.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Garden of Great Quotations

As you can tell, I'm still working across the road in my garden. I put paths in this summer around the perimeter, and a circular gravel path in the center. Stay tuned, the saga continues. How about The "Garden of Great Quotations" Rocks with great quotes on them throughout the garden... like: "Wow, Brazil is big", by George Bush.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Society of Illustrator's Educator's Conference

Here are my notes from the Saturday Society of Illustrator's Educator's conference. Did I leave anything out?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Washington, DC water fountain near the Capitol Building


Here's a painting I just finished of a water fountain just below the hill from the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Limited edition Venice Print


Here is a new print that I just finished. It's a water color painting from "My Italian Sketchbook". I'm nearly done with the book after about 14 months of drawing and painting. The book is 216 pages of drawings, sketches & paintings of a dozen cities in Italy. Let me know if you would like one of the prints. Let's talk.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Roger's watercolors at Lubin House, Palitz Gallery, NYC


I wanted to let everyone know that I'm having a show with John Thompson at Lubin House. The show opened August 15 and runs through September 29. Please join us at the ARTIST'S RECEPTION WED. SEPT. 14TH FROM 6-8PM Paintings by John Thompson, watercolors by Roger De Muth, See you there!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My drawing table in the studio


I could have a drawing table that was a mile long and it would be filled with junk and precious artifacts. I would still work on in a space about the size of a large dog. Oh, well. Here's my desk.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Italian Sketchbook, Venice


A new watercolor from my million paintings of Italy series. Venice.... an artist's dream.