Archives for the month of: February, 2016

Playing card, collage, acrylic paint.

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I was meeting Shirley and Gwen at the Met but I was early so I took one of their tours – Music Instruments in Art – which took me from one end of the museum to the other. When the guide was finished and abandoned us I found myself in a gallery that I usually just walk through to get from one place to another. This time I lingered before a painting that caught my eye,

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

I arrived at the train station parking lot early, as usual, but it was crowded and my usual spot had been taken. Well, it seems I actually had a view so I took advantage of it.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

This is a partial view from the Reclinerart Studio Annex. A painting done by my father a very long time ago – I have a vague memory of seeing him work on it – of a show girl and costume designer and their reflections. The rest of the art is mine, small artists books, encaustic paintings on wood or paper, abstract (!) framed monotypes on the floor leaning against furniture. Mac is on a small pile of books and is very jealous of iPat which gets 90% of my computing attention.
I was curious to see if I could draw a busy, complicated scene in a tiny pad using a pen. Of course the TV is on. I used artistic license and eliminated the dust.

Small lined spiral pad and Uni-ball Signo 0.5 pen, photographed using iPad and then imported into Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only).

At the end of the evening I was the only one not looking at what was hanging on the walls.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

After Everyone finished their Very Abstract final paintings – very messy because we were encouraged to do dripping รก la Jackson Pollack – we were treated to a birthday cake in honor of one of the students who was sick and unable to join us. See. I told you they were very nice at MOMA. Good cake also.

I walked up to 70th Street for the free drawing session at the Frick Collection from 5-7:30. A different set of galleries were chosen for this session. What the heck. I took my own pencil and my own notebook out of the purse and proceeded to copy a section of one of the three Vermeers owned by the Frick. I enjoyed this tremendously and I think it shows. Also I think it went smoothly because I was using my own office supply pencil and paper instead of proper museum art supplies.

The lighting in this place is dim and it is hard to judge colors so I wrote a list of what the colors were that I believed I was seeing and added them at home using a very happy iPat. I’m only certain of the red and white.

This is the notebook drawing, photographed casually using iPat, where I dealt with making the paper white and then sending it to Sketch Club where I painted.

Gridded notebook and Papermate mechanical pencil, photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage and Sketch Club where color was added at home.

I was early for the last session of the abstract painting workshop at MOMA so I killed some time the usual way before I started walking uptown.

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iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Procreate and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

I was pissed off at myself so, instead of going home, I hung out in Panera, drank a lemonade and waited for people to pose for me. Sure fire way to flip the “mood switch”.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketji and Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)

Since it was still early, before opening time as a matter of fact, and Cold, I decided to walk a few miles round round round the mall. I rested at a table with a view located in the Dining District and sketched until it was time for me to get my Dunkin’.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Sketch Club (ArtRage used for texture only)