After getting off the E Train at 14th Street we walked over to the Whitney Museum of American Art where Shirley’s friend, Gail, was giving a gallery tour on the eighth floor. She discussed various paintings in the exhibition “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist”. From the museum brochure: “…one of the most important Harlem Renaissance figures…a radical interpreter of urban culture…unique use of both expressionism and social realism.”

It was a crowded tour with lots of tall people so I drew what I could see and listened and looked at the art discussed when people moved on to the next.



As soon as that gallery talk finished we Shirley, Benedicte and I moved down to the fifth floor for a tour of “Frank Stella: A Retrospective”. Interesting but this is art I’m not drawn to. The docent, in the striped dress below, was very informative and enthusiastic.

Sketched from direct observation. Color added later at home. iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)