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July 26, 2019

Figure al Fresco in Battery Park City: 7.24.19

Yesterday was a gorgeous day near New York Harbor.  We had a cool breeze while sketching the model and the rest of Manhattan was really hot.    

We did 10 one minute sketches to warm up, and I actually liked one of them more than usual. 

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The warm up sketches were done on newsprint with an 8B graphite pencil.  The rest were done with a General brand Sketch and Wash pencil (soluble graphite) and then finished with a Niji water brush. 

These are the 5 and 10 minute sketches.

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These are the 20 min poses:

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The flowers in Wagner Park were amazing this week - probably because of the amount of rain we've had.  I'll post them after I finish the painting. 

 

 

July 23, 2019

Wednesday is Art Day July 3, 2019

In addition to drawing a few of the flowers blooming in Wagner Park (Battery Park City) before Figure Al Fresco, a friend and I went for a ride on the Sea Glass Carousel which is close to the Staten Island Ferry.  It is magical, even for adults. 

Flowers in Bloom in Wagner Park:

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Seaglass Carousel:  Where you ride inside gorgeous large fiberglass fish.    The fish swim in multiple directions in addition to up and down.  Search online for one of the videos to see this remarkable addition to Battery Park.

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July 16, 2019

Museum Visits With My Grand Daughter Annabelle

My grand daughter Annabelle was here for a one week vacation, and in addition to other activities we saw the Maurice Sendak exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum and the T.Rex exhibit at AMNH.  We sketched some of my favorite paintings by Sendak and the large T.Rex model at Natural History.  These are mine.

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The T.Rex exhibit is a special exhibition at AMNH. It was very interesting and informative - and was one of the activities Annabelle had at the top of her list.   But if you are not a member, it is expensive paying both admission and the exhibit fee - even with a senior and child <12.  We were only going to see T.Rex, not spend the day in the museum.

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July 2, 2019

People Drawing People Recent Sketches

Urban Sketchers Gathered for Lunch: We met on 5th Ave opposite the Guggenheim Museum, and had lunch in the Gardens behind the Cooper Hewitt Museum.  These were 3 of the artists sitting across from me in the gardens.

 

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Park Person: My Husband and I went to the Boat Basin (Conservatory Garden) in Central Park early on a Sunday morning.  While drinking coffee and eating a croissant I sketched this person who was very busy editing a manuscript - and she stayed long enough to be drawn and painted.

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June 28, 2019

Urban Sketchers June 22, 2019

Drawing along Museum Mile:  The group met in front of the Guggenheim Museum, and Urban Sketchers spread out along 5th Avenue throughout the day.

Two sections of my Accordion Sketchbook:  This is my USK accordion book which I reserved for NYC paintings.  These are two sections done on June 22nd.

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Composite Painting of the Museum - I linked the two halves in Photoshop. 

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