I decided to walk from MoMA to Penn Station via Seventh Avenue, found a seat under an umbrella in Times Square and sketched before resuming my walk.

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

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During the final day of the MoMA Prime Time Portrait Photography workshop we were introduced to an app and everyone played around with their photographs for awhile and then shared the results via Air Drop on a giant screen. I was already familiar with the app and process so I just played around. This gentleman was also the subject of a later tiny acrylic painting (see “Day 22” blog post which I know you all remember from the 30x30directwatercolor2018 challenge).

Referred to a photo of mine.
iPadPro: Pencil
Apps Used: Tayasui Sketches Pro

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

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

Some of the participants in the recent MoMA Prime Time Portrait Photography workshop, early in June, listening intently. Soon after, we disbursed and I walked around the block for more than an hour snapping portraits, with iPat, of unsuspecting models. I saw the block with different eyes. Previously it was just the block that housed the museum, where I had to navigate through the tourists, and held no other interest for me. That day I discovered that there were zillions of mini-dramas occurring and uncountable jobs being performed and all of it changing with every step I took. I noticed meetings, departures, deliveries, pickups, lunchers, nappers, obviously rich people and a homeless man, hard-hatters working or not, men trying to get an escaping umbrella off a ledge, litterers and sweepers, street venders of food, purses, art, tiny kids, nasty kids – yikes – that boring block turned into a tiny town!

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

So close to the finish line but I think I’ve run out of momentum and motivation. These are as far as I’ve gotten in the 30x30directwatercolor2018 facebook challenge. Still using acrylic. I’m pleased that I discovered that I could actually paint without drawing the image first and that it has become easier but it does take longer from start to finish so don’t expect to find me sitting on my little stool in traffic with a brush in my hand any time soon.

I painted referring to photos taken early in June as part of a MoMA Prime Time Portrait Photography workshop. I walked down Sixth Avenue, with iPat in my hand, on my way to Penn Station and ended up with an unexpected series.

25: Deli Food Cart

26: Food Cart Lunch Line

27: Falafel Truck

30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used)
Referred to a reference photo snapped by me.

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; acrylic

She was wearing some kind of complicated wrap around thing that was either fashion (!) or had to do with the infant her husband was tending while she went to and fro fetching lunch.

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

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

This is a good area for unobtrusive people sketching.

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

After an earlier appointment I decided to stop in at MoMA and see if there was anything going on. There was.

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