I took the bus to Penn Station and waited for my train to be announced.

Then I waited on the train as they figured out how to get us out of the city.

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Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club

One would think the Hippo Ballerina followed by the Musicians would be enough. I thought so. Turns out the exhibition in the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center was pretty cool and everyone started sketching immediately. What was the exhibition? “Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London”.

From the website: “Highlights include costumes and masks from Disney’s The Lion King…”. One of the characters below is a mystery to me.

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We, the NYC Urban Sketchers, walked a couple of blocks to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where we sketched during a Juilliard Historical Performance. The music put smiles on our faces and rhythm into our art. What fun this was.

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On Tuesday the NYC Urban Sketchers had a day full of wondrous activities. It started with a gigantic Hippo Ballerina, in Dante Park, and that was nothing but magical.

Gridded notebook and Pencil/Sharpie fine pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club. Sketched from direct observation. Color started on site and finessed later at home.

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Apps Used: Sketch Club

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Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club

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Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

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Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

Daughter

Mother

Niece

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photos put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subjects for this purpose)

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Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

Spent a few intense hours at MoMA yesterday with Benedicte and Shirley. I was uncertain about the exhibition “Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction”. Who knew? It was beautiful, varied, interesting and surprising. The three of us spent time sketching. I couldn’t resist copying Picabia’s portrait of Gertrude Stein. I know you all remember my copy of Picasso’s portrait of her a few months ago.

This painting was larger than life size. The “dots” represent bullet holes. Finngr Pro doesn’t allow for subtle bullet hole details. People just walked around me and no one was the slightest bit curious. Funny how that happens. A few weeks ago, while sketching in The Baltimore Museum of Art, I was inundated by questions from other artists. Inundated. No exaggeration.

Sketched from direct observation while in MoMA.

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#1 Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club
#2 Finngr Pro

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

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Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club