Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Swirls and Doodles

Taking time out from tight renderings.

Playing with swirls & doodles, pretty pastel over color paper toned with oil turpentine. Pretty enough to add to my Birthday Collection.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

My Top 10 Favorite Park for Sketching

 Planting Fields Arboretum : an arboretum & state park covering over 400 acres in the village of Brookville on Long Island, NY. Beautiful estate with greenhouses, gardens & exotic trees makes this my top 10 favorite park for sketching.

The Camelia Greenhouse has over 300 plants

A botanical marvel with rare species of trees & plant collection

Friday, February 22, 2019

Anatomy Study at the Metropolitan Museum

So many statues & so little time. I generally pick ones with a simple line, so I don't get bog down with details. 

A couple of rough sketches to see if I can get the gesture.

Time spent on the descriptive detail is part of the learning process.

Having a library at the museum is a big plus for refining my drawing.

As you can see, aside from a more comfortable position for drawing, I'm surrounded by original art & thousands of art books.

This highly finished study took me 4 hrs at the museum

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Drawing School

Been drawing since my college days...I have yet to feel confident with my drawing skill.  Still practicing, every chance I get.

Museums are the best drawing school!

Musse Rodin, Paris

The Metropolitan Museum, NYC

Friday, December 21, 2018