Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Hispanic Society of America

I got there at 9:45 about 15 minutes before opening time.  The court yard has a wonderful statue of El Cid, so I got out a large pad and started sketching.  A crazy mixture of snow and hail started.  It was coming down furiously and wetted the entire page, washing my ink and running the water color.  In the beginning I decided to "go with it" and see how the unexpected worked.  After awhile it was too crazy and I gave up as the museum opened.

Although I try to encourage myself with interiors and architecture,  my true love is always sketching people.

The Interior of the Hispanic Society

I was drawn to these two sculptures:

Because of the extended subway sketching we did last week I'm viewing the train ride to our location and back as an important sketching opportunity.  This first sketch was of a man sitting opposite me. Watercolor was added later to the pen sketch.

The last sketch was done at the bus stop.


  1. Beautiful sketches, Mark. See you next week.

  2. Mark, I'm surprised that the entire sketch of El Cid didn't wash off with the snow/sleet that was coming down. Great sketches. Your architecture is getting so good. Wonderful sketch at the bus stop!!! Thanks for finding that great spot to sketch.