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Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

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After I copied the Saint Peter statue I decided to copy a small Matisse I’ve had my eye on. I looked at the guard, he nodded, and I dragged one of the chairs so it was directly in front of the painting. Matisse is always fun to copy. Yes. I returned the chair back to where I found it.

Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook ; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

I spotted this drawing while wandering through an exhibition that didn’t interest me at all. I went into the gallery hoping, on the off chance, to find something showing a “bird’s eye view” which we now know I spotted on my way from here to somewhere else.

Back to the African and Oceana galleries. I walked around and around again and could not spot this mortar. I was thinking it would be about the size of a toaster – it was kind of a kitchen “appliance”, no? Couldn’t find it. I showed the picture of it from The Met’s website and asked the guard if she had ever see it. The both of us walked round and round. No luck. I thanked her and decided to sketch a statuette with a bunch of stuff hanging off of it – including one acorn – that I earlier decided was too difficult to clearly sketch. Too much hanging stuff. The guard found me while I was wandering here and there and let me know she found the mortar. It was tiny – really tiny – stuck among other tiny things. The guards here are very nice.

There are sooo many coffee pots in this museum but I couldn’t resist this one.

Of course I couldn’t pass up this painting. Didn’t quite manage to get everything in but I’m satisfied.

Everyday in May 2018. Sketched from direct observation.

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

I’ve been eying this statue for a few years. I attempted it once before but … On this day everything was working properly – my hand, eyes and all the tourists cooperated with each other and things went smoothly – there was no angst or drama.

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

It’s always crazy crowded in the Great Hall at The Met.

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

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

I found solutions to the Everyday in May 2018 prompt list inside the museum, leaning against the facade and downstairs in the cafeteria.

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My search for a dessert image was surprisingly insufficient. I settled on a painting with slices of cake but was unenthusiastic about copying it. On the way to the cafeteria for a glass of water and a bit of a rest my brain suddenly, while I was walking down the stairs, shouted “DESSERT!”. Yum.

Lots of frogs in The Met but this one had the most personality.

Everyday in May 2018. Sketched from direct observation.

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

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

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

I didn’t know what I would do for item #9 until I was passing from one area in the museum (fruitless search) to another on the 2nd floor and happened to look over the balcony. Ah Ha!

This is a big round radio – couldn’t fit it on the page. The blue bits are glass.

This butterfly was found in an area of the museum I just usually walk through to get someplace else.

I spotted this couple, a small detail in a larger painting, and knew they were the ones for this prompt.

Everyday in May 2018. Sketched from direct observation.

Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen; Tombow dual brushes.