Archives for the month of: November, 2017

I finished copying painting #1 and really really really wanted to copy the one that first caught my eye as I entered the gallery – it was in the direct line-of-sight as one entered. First, though, I had to go in search of Benedicte and Shirley and see what they were up to. Hopefully I would find them both engrossed in their own sketching. I spotted them sitting on a bench conversing, begged them for “only 15 more minutes while I copied that (pointing through two rooms)” and then dashed away when they looked at the time and began counting. They came to collect me after much more time than I asked for and, since I was struggling with the lower right corner (very abstract – maybe her hands – I couldn’t capture it at all) and hadn’t even considered the background I decided to call it finished. Yes, he painted her eyes green.

Shirley was faint with hunger so we walked a couple of blocks south on Madison Avenue to a coffee shop we like, got an upstairs window view table in an almost empty room, and we all had breakfast for late lunch. Yum.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

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Shirley, Benedicte and I met up at the Jewish Museum yesterday for the beginning of a full art viewing day. Plus, we hadn’t seen Benedicte for a long while so we were also celebrating. The exhibition was “Modigliani Unmasked”, early drawings, paintings and sculptures by Amedeo Modigliani from collections around the world.

I stood in front of one of the first paintings that caught my eye and spent a considerable amount of time copying it. I had an enthusiastic supporter in one of the guards who kept watch over my right shoulder. I guess I was entertainment to break up the monotony of the job.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

I drive home on local streets after work. On Friday, while I was stopped at the light, I noticed the view from the parking lot behind a corner pancake place. Instead of continuing on my merry way I turned the corner, entered the lot and maneuvered my car until I was satisfied with the view and suspiciously loitered for awhile.

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

I worked an extra day, Friday, and saw different co-workers than the ones I see on Saturday, my usual workday.

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

Two blocks away a decrepit driveway is getting a makeover. This miniature mixer of something was across the street tethered to a dump truck which left before I could get to it. Oh well.

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Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush

The other week before I attended a Gallery Conversation I stopped for a coffee in the museum’s newly designed cafe.

Tiny vellum pad
Pilot Parallel Pen, Waterbrush