Archives for the month of: October, 2018

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Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

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Day 25. The Delacroix exhibit at The Met was crowded. The exhibition was beautiful but wasted on me. I was happy for the crowds. Stefanie was next to me on the bench, also drawing the viewers. Same people but the sketches were so different.

Day 26. I was early so what better place to hang out. It is interesting on weekday mornings. I can drag out a bowl of oatmeal for an extraordinary length of time.

Day 27. The lunchroom had lots of cake. One of my co-workers was leaving for another job. The woman below was once per diem, left us and is now back full time. A very fluid workforce.

Day 28. Excitement! A harvest festival in the tiny patch of grass, it seems to be referred to as “Carman Avenue Green”, next to Carvel. I drove through the parking lot twice and found a spot with a view.

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Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Day 21 (Brookfield Place #3)

Day 22 (Mall #96)

Day 23 (Mall #97)

Day 24 (Mall #98)

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Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

I turned around and discovered that a strange woman had joined us and was sound asleep. Well, that made her fair game.

Small Moleskine
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen
Tombow dual Brush Pen

The workshop was over but a few of us stayed to have some lunch. Our numbers were diminished but the table was still strewn with mucho art supplies. Across from me there was some serious mandarin still-life painting taking place.

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Zebra Brush Pen, molotow acrylic paint marker

Still swiveled away from the table I sketched the crowd of people – a new iteration of the crowd – again. I un-swiveled, wet my brush, and began painting with gouache. It was fun trying to figure out the paint but it was very difficult waiting to pass through the ugly stage. Phew.

Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen
Gouache

We were sitting at a large round table in an alcove next to the escalator on the second floor. Sketchbooks, paper, paints, water containers, brushes, pens and pencils were scattered over the surface. The winter garden was sparsely populated at 10 am when we arrived. After I finished painting the palm tree I swiveled 1/4 in my chair and realized the area was super crowded with lunchers. Ahhh. I don’t have to tell you what I did.

Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper, Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen, Tombow dual Brush pens, collage. (Drawn on location, grays and collage added later at home.)

I took part in Sunday’s NYC Urban Sketchers workshop taught by Lois Bender. She demonstrated “Choosing Colors to Make Your Whites Pop” using the skyline view of Jersey City outside the window. She actually did three quick watercolors to show different approaches to achieve the results desired. You all know I don’t do watercolor but I will, on occasion use gouache. Where I was sitting there was a sliver of a view into the Winter Garden so I did a quick thumbnail and, my back to Jersey City, tried to make my whites Pop.

Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper, gouache, Staedtler Brush Pen.

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Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Day 17. Stefanie came to NYC from Leipzig so we met up in Union Square and sketched for a few hours. Then she jumped on the bicycle she brought with her from Germany and pedaled fearlessly to the library on 42nd Street to meet up with her husband.

Day 18 (Mall #95)

Day 19. Oil burner problem was repaired nice and early that morning. It was an effort to fit some thingamajigs back together so I took advantage of his plight since he was relatively still.

Day 20. Lunch break at work.

17, 18, 20 Moleskine (2 different types); Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen 19 scrap paper found on my boardonironingboard studio annex; Pitt Brush Pen Tombow dual Brush pens used on all.