Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Here's another favorite Paris attraction that takes me off the beaten path. With a sketchbook & a picnic, I can spend all day at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. It's 70,000 ornate & ostentatious tombs is truly an open air museum!
My visual re-cap of a long weekend in Paris. Top on my TO DO list is the Rodin Museum. A gem of a museum. It's elegance calms the soul.
Le Bon Marche is in the neighborhood, with a picnic from the Grand Epicerie, I can easily spend half the day in the garden.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A small job took me to Gramercy Park this weekend. With the fine weather & a key from the client, I was able to get past the park's iron gates. The Gramercy Park Garden is the only private garden in NYC. I used to pass by this neighborhood on my way to class.
|a little detail on a wall can go a long way|
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
With a horse sanctuary in my neighborhood, I have no excuse not to stretch my drawing skill. Whether drawing a tree or a horse, if one can see the shape of the subject, that's half the drawing. I like to lay down a general outline of the shape onto tone paper. For this sketch, a soft 8B pencil on pastel paper gives me nice grey shades when I do a little rubbing over the lead.
I use a kneaded eraser to lift off some of the grey to indicate the muscle of the horse. Just a little light is enough to show the forms.
The final step for this sketch is the high light. I use a white conte pencil to show the sun light falling on the horse.
|behind the wheels, my car as my studio|
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Decorated envelope makes for a great first impression. I start with a marker and some simple swirly patterns that I like.