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Fun "Art" Day With Pat

Two members of our Journal Study Group are in Europe at the moment, so Pat and I consoled ourselves with lunch, an art auction preview, the Pastel Society of America Show, and a late afternoon stop for coffee and sweets.

Swann Galleries is auctioning several hundred prints of old New York today. so we went to enjoy them during the previews.  I was so inspired by these drawings of master artists that I wanted to go out then and sketch my way through this wonderful City.

We walked from Swann to Gramercy Park and went to see the current exhibit from the Pastel Society of America.  Neither of us use pastels and were amazed at the photographic detail possible.  When we left the National Arts Club, we stopped across the street and did quick sketches of the entrance for me to work out my need to "sketch NYC."




While drinking our coffee, both of us wanted to do another in our Carla Sonheim 100 Faces project.  So we sketched each other, across the table, with our non-dominant hands.  Quite a challenge.  Here are 4 more of my Face series, these are all full face instead of profile like the last ones I uploaded.  Pat is the one with sunglasses on her head and reading glasses on her nose!  It makes her look really young which she says is OK, because in her mind she is 22 years old.





Poor you! How sad to be left behind when most of the members of your journal group is in Europe! It looks like you both found a great way to console yourselves, though! Love the sketches!

What a wonderful day. Great consulation. And the drawings are fantastic.

Sounds like a day made in heaven to me! nancy

I like your sketches and am impressed with what you can do with you non-dom hand!

Very impressive work with your non-dom hand!

Love the portraits! Sounds like a lovely day to me!

Your portraits are absoultely brilliant!

I really like your blog! I like your drawing style and I love your different textile techniques. I really need to get back into doing textile work. :)

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