Thursday, November 29, 2007

weather journaling

a couple of quick sketches. It's very dry here. hand-book journal.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two last black and whites

"Tourists in New York library" and "Downshot midtown".

Last of NY postings

I collected several pictures of christmas windows in NY. Some of them, I even got the window dresser which I hesitate to post, since I don't know the names of the designers. But these are two from Anthropologie midtown. Also a drawing of what I saw of Central Park from hotel window.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Day2 New York

A friend from Denver who now lives in Brooklyn, took us to a very quiet place called, "Simple Cafe" where the chef told us the specialty of the night. This is a great little place and is somewhat new to the neighborhood. The owner treated us to a round of champagne and brought the bill in this little bucket. This is one of the best restaurants I've been to. I went down to Soho for nostalgia of the gallery scene of many years ago, and was surprised to find a great Joseph Raffael show at Nancy Hoffman gallery.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Magnolia Cafe

I bought a small watercolor notebook from Japan-"Hokusai" -so I could paint this coconut cake from Magnolia Cafe.

Day 1 New York

Had cocktails at Pastis before heading over to BuddhaBar, a large restaurant in the meat packing district with a giant Buddha inside. Definately not LA. Very red. Very dark. I painted our edamame without seeing the paint. Took only a small Moleskine, and we all know how badly the paper takes watercolor.
Photo of central park in rain.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Chinatown galleries in LA

Searching for good painting shows in China town. (We did find one). Some rum drinking advice from a very good artist at another very good artist's house and when I have time to figure out how to link their websites to this sentence, I will.
Am off to New York for a week. I hope to post some NYC sketches when I get back.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Life Drawing Finally

"Woman with dark hair".
Now that life drawing sessions are every other week, they are very precious, plus it takes longer to get rid of the stiffness. These are 5 minute poses. Stabilo on Animation paper. I missed the session two weeks ago, and will miss the one in two weeks both due to being out of town. It drives me crazy to miss these. I need to find more sessions to sneak into, although it would be weird to draw with another group.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sycamore leaves

Buttonwood for BSF. This was shot through glass as it is already framed and hanging. Watercolor on Arches, 10x10".