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IPat and I briefly got serious. I managed to draw for 7 straight hours altogether and finally called it a day at 9:30. Time just flew by.

Salmagundi Club Draw-A-Thon.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

iPat demanded to make an appearance. This model was part of a 6-hour posing pair. There wasn’t a good view of the fellow sitting at her feet. I did manage to capture him in the large drawing I did beforehand on Kraft paper. After 6-hours they were replaced by a new pair.

At another station this model took the place of an earlier one – also posing for 6-hours. I did the charcoal sketch first and then iPat took a turn. Since the pose was kept the same I was able to walk about, sketch somewhere else and return.

The man in front of me was painting the other model of this duo. She was dressed very elaborately in a turban and white lace gown. The two women were not “together” just on the same raised dias. They seemed to be posing for the whole 12 hours. They were there when I arrived and this was the last drawing I did just before I left.

I sketched on four sides of two sheets of Kraft paper before I took out the charcoal or iPat. Eventually the paper will be covered with acrylic paint and formed into another book.

iPadPro; Pencil
Apps Used: Procreate

Last Saturday after work (I started earlier than usual – which is very early – and left at noon) I took a train into the city. The Salmagundi Club was having a whole day Draw-a-Thon from noon to midnight and I wanted to be there for as long as I could manage which turned out to be 7 hours.

I had 4 plans. One of them, after I scoped out the arrangements, I abandoned. Since the press downstairs would be available I thought I might try a monotype from life drawing but I realized it would be too messy and potentially disastrous to be walking up and down stairs, avoiding easels and sitting, standing, milling around artists while carrying an inked plate and tools. Yikes!

Everything else worked out as I had hoped. There were five areas set up with seven models, nude and costumed. Two were doing short gestural poses and the rest were hours long poses.

My 3 other plans worked out fine and I walked around, sketched all the clothed/costumed models, alternating methods, leaving and returning.

Gridded notebook; charcoal; stump; kneaded eraser.

I copied this painting of his daughter and then returned the library book which I had already renewed once. I enjoyed the drawers and drawers of little cards in the olden days library but renewing books from the comfort of the recliner has nothing wrong with it. I also located the location of the next “subject” while in said recliner – which is also the studio annex – and was able to head straight to the proper shelf in the real world. Another Very Big book.

Seeing this painting of his daughter gives me permission to not only screw around with chair legs but people are fair game also. A lesson.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; litho crayon, acrylic ink.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; pencil; acrylic paint

I have decided that this painting gives me permission to no longer stress over chair legs. Well, retroactive permission since I gave up on them long ago – especially the crossed ones on the chairs in Every Single park in NYC.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; pencil; acrylic paint

I told you I went off on a tangent. I flipped through pages of the Milton Avery book, skipping the landscapes, and stuck in scraps of paper to mark paintings that caught my eye. Then I flipped back and forth trying to decide which was next.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook, pencil, acrylic paint.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; litho crayon; acrylic paint.

I copied his shapes, tried to match his oil colors with my craft acrylics. Things aren’t exact but they’re in the ballpark. Hopefully I’m learning something.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; acrylic paint.

Another Milton Avery copied upside down from the Very Big book. You should have seen me lugging the book around trying to find a position where there was no lighting glare on the page and I could draw and paint in my Tiny sketchbook without either dirtying up the library book or dropping it on my toes.

Warning: I did a whole bunch of these paintings. I think I might have developed muscles.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; litho crayon; acrylic paint.