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May 14, 2019

Drawn, Not Painted

These are homework drawings from the Sketchbook Skool online class People Drawing People.   These have been busy weeks and I just need a morning to sit down with a hot cup of coffee to paint them with watercolor.  I'm really enjoying this class and all of the demos by individual artists.  The demos are 4-10 minutes long for each artist, but they talk the entire time they are drawing, and it is an amazing glimpse into their thought processes. 

Kettle Drums and Drummer at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center


 Starbucks at Barnes and Noble Book Store


April 12, 2019

WILLIAM KENTRIGE ar Marian Goodman Gallery Until Apr 20th

William Kentridge Exhibit at Marian Goodman Gallery (24 W 57th St, NYC)

Go see this exhibit before April 21st.  I first saw a Kentridge exhibit a MoMA many years ago, and then the Met Exhibit of one of his movies - which was projected around the walls of a big gallery.  This is the one of the more recent exhibits of his I've seen at the Marian Goodman Gallery.  There are many charcoal drawings, sculptures of various sizes, and an 18 minute movie, made with his drawings, that we LOVED - called KABOOM.  I sketched one of about a dozen die cut, table size sculptures with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen.  With artist friends, we spent almost two hours in this exhibit!  A record....


April 9, 2019

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra Concert at Alice Tully Hall

Last week my husband and I went to the last Juilliard Jazz Orchestra concert of the year at Alice Tully Hall.  We love the amazing skills and knowledge of these young musicians, and the quality of the performance is as good as any we've heard.  I sketched just the 3 musicians that were directly in front of me - otherwise there were too many music stands blocking my view, and I wanted to sketch them with their instruments.  Wynton Marsalis was the Conductor, although he just spoke to the audience before each half, and had the musicians introduce each piece of music and "conduct" themselves.


April 2, 2019

Urban Sketchers at Lincoln Center

New York City Urban Sketchers met at Lincoln Center last Saturday.  It was a gorgeous day, with hints of Spring, but also with wind blowing early tree pollen around the Plaza.  I took a seat at the Met Opera end of the Plaza and enjoyed drawing the David H. Koch theater which is home to the New York City Ballet.  This was a double page spread and scanning the image highlights the center of the page. 



March 26, 2019

Asia Week NYC 2019

Asia Week in New York City 2019

My friends and I love the Southeast Asian Modern and Comporary Auction Previews at Sothebys and Christies.  These are painters from the 21st C, and several of our favorites were in a group that began modern Indian painting.  I went to both big auction houses to see the auction previews during Asian week, and just painted portions of a few of my favorites.  The paintings on the left were from Sothebys.  The paintings on the right were from Christies.  All of the images are from India, except the middle figure on the right.  That was copied from a very long Chinese scroll.