Archives for the month of: January, 2017

While I was at the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition in The Baltimore Museum of Art last Wednesday, I took advantage of a thinning of the noon ticketed crowd, sat on a bench (the feet were happy), and copied a painting.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro; ArtRage

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We turned the corner on East 63rd Street and ran smack dab into Intrepid 24 Hour Radio Reporter Cone covering a Major Water Emergency.

Our destination was further up the block, closer to Fifth Avenue. We had to cautiously make our way past the Rescue Cone, ready to leap in if any of the Water Department Cones get swept away in the deluge. The tension in the air was palpable.

Fortunately, as we neared our destination, we spotted the EPA Special Unit Cones well underway with the cleanup. They paused to aid us as we crossed the street.

Inside Academy Mansion (google it, interesting how the other half spends money), 2 East 63rd, I discovered the bathrooms were out of order (ha! ) but I was able to see that the emergency was almost over, conveniently at end of shift, and Slacker Cone had already clocked out and was watching its buddy, Engineer Cone, shut down machinery.

We had a silly, fun filled day of art, tiny elevators, friendly gallery owners and dogs, and were exhausted.

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These Cones were part of a film crew, working on “Oceans 8”, I think they are called Grips.

Another couple of Cone Grips charged with crowd control at the intersection. A thankless job at rush hour.

This Cone Grip was extremely busy – keeping wires untangled and guarding the Topiary. Behind it is an Apprentice Cone learning the ropes and watching intently.

I caught an extremely exhausted Cone Assistant Producer on it’s break.

We turned the corner at E63rd Street and ran into Cone Mayhem. Stay tuned.

Don’t jump to hasty conclusions. Just because Cones appear, at first glance, to be dumb and lazy – well, let me demonstrate the variety found along Madison Avenue and some cross streets as Shirley, Benedict and I went into gallery after gallery during Master Drawings New York 2017.

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Phd candidate Cones proving scientifically,

and leaving no doubt, that climate change is real and the earth is heating up.

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Cones hate it when people trip so they will go to extremes to ensure that Safety Prevails. OSHA loves them.

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But, as with all life, there are bad apples such as this Cone which is obviously contemplating committing a Felony Grand Larceny. Disreputable looking fellow.

Traffic was horrible on Madison Avenue. It seemed to be louder and more chaotic than usual. We finally glommed onto the reasons.

Stay tuned.

 

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

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

Yesterday I took Amtrak (my first time) down to Baltimore to see the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art. I had a 12:00 timed ticket and while waiting for entry I passed the time sketching.

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iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro

There was a nor’easter outside blowing the trees back and forth, the sound of pouring rain beating against the windows, but I was cozy and deep into a new novel, when, all of a sudden iPat jumped into my lap and wouldn’t leave me alone until I doodled a bit.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Art Set Pro

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

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

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

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and Sketch Club

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

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used:
#1 Finngr Pro, Sketch Club and ArtRage
#2 Tayasui Sketches Pro; Sketch Club