Archives for the month of: September, 2013

He rides his bike through the city until he arrives at Figure al Fresco.

He slides smoothly and seamlessly from one pose to the next.

Almost as if he were acting out a story or event. A drama taking place inside his head maybe.

But, for the life of me I couldn’t draw his stinking cap.

iPad; Sketch Club, Finngr Pro, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Well, you saw this pose yesterday but during the 20 minutes I got bored so opened another app and sketched it again adding miscellaneous additions.

Still, the 20 minutes went on and on so my attention wandered.

Later I was to discover that a whole bunch of nasty giant voracious mosquitoes had a field day on my ankles. BLEH.

iPad; Sketji, Sketch Club, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
(I didn’t do all this during 20 minutes. Ha. The color was added at home.)

I’m a bit behind – trying to catch up – out of breath.

These are from the previous week.

I liked this model. She was pleasant.

It turns out that Ms. CrankyGrumpy is never going to accept a modeling job here again. It wasn’t fun posing outdoors even though there was a really fine view of the Hudson River.

She was very flexible.

iPad; Sketch Club and ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Last Wednesday, the 18th, I sat in a bus shelter on 57th Street and waited for Benedicte and Shirley. A week or so before a vehicle slammed into one of these shelters. That thought passed through my head, I studied the traffic pattern and kept sitting.

Our first stop was Pace Galleries and the Dubuffet exhibit. The drawings were wonderful and we each lingered to sketch details (um, I made up most of the details in my drawing). Sketching was permitted. Pat Stier monotypes were up one floor, Rauschenberg photographs were on another and marvelous African sculptures were on another. All Pace Galleries. And you know what we were told a couple of times? “There are no restrooms for the public.” Nice, right? One gallery person directed us to the IBM building or another gallery across the street. Peeing was Not Permitted. For The Public.

We headed across the street to Alexandre Gallery, 41 E 57th, where there was a mishmash of paintings. Two Marsden Hartley’s that I (gasp) didn’t care for and others, only one that made the visit worthwhile and which escapes my memory right now. Will Barnet. That’s who. Beautiful.

The bathroom needed a key which was un-hesitantly given to us.

A zillion lithographs, etchings, etc.were at Marlborough Gallery, “Matisse: The Essence of Line Selected Prints: 1900-1950”. Worth a visit.

(I forgot her belly button)

Around 1:00 we took the subway downtown. Benedicte was joining us for Figure al Fresco. To be continued.

iPod Touch; Sketch Club, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

ps. When I win Power Ball guess which gallery won’t get a cent of it.

Kinda ugly, huh? (see me shrugging my shoulders)

iPad; Finngr Pro, Sketch Club, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

Who would have thought?
It seems that all the “bonding” in the bowl business the other day was nothing more than incessant bullying – making fun of this guy who is just an introvert and wanted to be left alone.

Well, enjoy it while it lasts.

iPad; Finngr Pro, Sketch Club, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.


iPad; Finngr Pro, Sketch Club, ArtRage apps; New Trent Arcadia stylus.

They’ve bonded with each other!

iPad, Finngr Pro (drawing from life after poking, color), Sketch Club and ArtRage apps (for un-repeatable messing around), New Trent Arcadia stylus.

I have a problem with pears.
When I see a pile of them in the grocery store I start to drool.
I love everything about them – but they drive me crazy.

I will bring home a bag of 5 or 6, put them in a nice bowl on the kitchen counter.

Then I spend days poking at them and wondering if they are ready to eat yet.

iPad, ArtRage (drawing, painting, rough background, border); Sketch Club (farting around magic); New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Each drawing was done with the hand not busy squeezing the fruit.
I have an ambidextrous stylus.

I joined the Julia Kay Portrait Party (JKPP) on Flickr. I started a “discussion”, wallowed in confusion for awhile (still), was led to the various solutions by several helpful others and got my photo and link into that discussion. Lo and Behold! All of a sudden, the next day when I checked in, there were several portraits of me. Wow. Then there were two more. Patricio, who is Really A Bit Awesome, made me smile when I saw what he did to me. He even Glazed me! (A little insider iPad reference.)

After the first three portraits I decided I better get myself in gear and do someone’s portrait. More confusion set in until I discovered, with help, how to find the other artist’s photos. I chose Arturo because he was one of the first to sketch me.

And here it is.

A face with all the parts, drawn by me.

iPad, Sketch Club app, ArtRage for rough background, New Trent Arcadia stylus. Used his photo as a reference only.