It's official.....2013 USK Symposium In Barcelona!!!!
|We met at the top of the stairs at the Met and I sketched East 82nd Street. |
I didn't understand it would be the last time that day I could use watercolor
|Apparently we need special permission to work with watercolor or any paint at the Met. |
I did a sketch with a fountain pen and was able to move the wet ink around with a water brush.
|This is a tiny sketch - about 3" x 5"|
|The Bernini clay sculpture we a marvel. |
Apparently they were done as sketches to work
out his compositional ideas.
He never intended for them to be seen
or even saved. They were brilliant.
|We went to the Cafeteria for some lunch. |
This guy had a great white beard.
Turned out he was saving the table and was
waiting for his wife to show up with the food.
|Another person in the cafeteria|
|This is NYC Urban Sketcher Matt Noiseux who was sitting across the table from me.|
|It happened too fast to do a decent sketch. The woman in Starbucks was wearing a hoody sweatshirt with tiny tiny shorts and high heel half boots. She seemed to be 95% legs|
|Two women chatting|
|Someone at the NYC Traffic Department has a sense of humor. The street sign marks the Midtown Shortcut|
|We went into a Starbucks to warm up. These two women were having an animated conversation.|
|Did a sketch of Denise Lebenstein, - you can see she was wearing this great scarf|
|Then I tried to do a picture of Richard. I like the picture but even though I tried, it looks nothing like him. He just shaved his beard so this was the new clean shaven Richard|
|At the end of the day we ended up at a Cafe Europa for lunch.|
|This was an experiment and was done about a month earlier. After doing the drawing I covered the page with Acrylic Yellow Ochre paint. The idea was that it would "unify" the page. My concern was that i wouldn't be able to apply the watercolor and gauche on top of the waterproof acrylic base. I"m going to try this again sometime. I think I'm going to pick a cool color for the base to see how that looks. It's like working off toned paper.|
|This one was done the week before when we were sketching in the Northeast part of Central Park. A nice family playing in the leaves with their dog.|
|Left - On the Subway. Right - stopped for coffee on the way to meet everyone|
|Left - the view down Central Park West. Right - A Green Market|
|Cathedral of St. John the Divine, supposedly the fourth largest Christian church in the world, sketched in 10 minutes - a hopeless task!|
|A Great Sculpture in the South Garden of the Cathedral|
|Low Memorial Library at Columbia U.|
|Richard mentioned this quote. He said he got it from one of the Sketchers in Santa Domingo. So true.|
|A crowd of people hanging around Grant's Tomb. As soon as I decided to draw them - they decided to leave.|
|Looking North from Duke Ellington Circle|
|Drawing from the warm "insides" of the Central Park Discovery Center|
|Lonely man by the Harlem Meer|
|Madison Square Park was a "veteran's only" area|
|Hundreds of people gathered. A group of photographers stopped, snapped and moved on.|
|A photography instructor tried to persuade the garbage men to move their trucks so they could get a clear shot (no luck).|