Today Shirley, Benedicte, Teri and I went to the members’ preview of “Matisse: In Search Of True Painting” at the Met. Very very nice exhibition. After examining every painting and drawing we scattered and selected artwork to copy. I settled on a bench, took out iPat and the stylus, and copied one of my favorites using the wrong hand, digital pencil and digital watercolor. I felt completely at home.
Then we headed to the George Bellows exhibition. WOW!!! His painting of light knocked me off my feet. I was immediately transported INTO these paintings – all of them. I have never experienced this before. Like I said, WOW!!! After lunch in the museum we stopped in at “African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde”. By this time I was totally whipped, and, even though Benedicte dangled the notion of Pad Thai for dinner, I didn’t have an ounce of oomph left and headed for the bus to Penn Station instead.