Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday Sketching

I just realized that in five days it's the Winter Solstice, which means the days are going to start getting longer.  It will be a slow trudge sketching through the coldest months but at least the trend will be going in the right direction.

I got the Winter Garden early and got some breakfast.  I sat by the window overlooking the Hudson and sketched the view of the river and the New Jersey skyline.

While eating breakfast and sketching the view I had a conversation with Robert who was sitting facing me at the next table.  Once again sketching turns out to be a great ice-breaker.  Ended up having a very enjoyable conversation with Robert who was an interesting guy.

Jim didn't show up for the sketch event which always creates a problem.  I took advantage of the fact that Jeff was busy sketching - which is the same thing as posing. Did this quick sketch.  I guess it could be call the Optional Jeff sketch:

I did a quick portrait of Barbara and later in the day when we were in the Pub she was joined by her friend Gene who I also sketched.  Although I really like both these portraits I'm keenly aware that what I created was not flattering sketch of two lovely people. Since they're both involved in art I hope they'll consider these portraits "interesting".

Lastly as I sat sipping my beer in the Half King pub the guy at the next table seemed to practically be posing:


  1. Love the sketch overlooking the Hudson. Your portrait sketches may not always be flattering to the person, but they are definitely interesting and unique. Keep them coming!

  2. always look forward to seeing what you have done . always enjoy it!