once again, drawing over a charcoal rub makes it easier...the lines to this sculpture are pretty obvious to my painter's eyes, talent is desire, the rest is practice practice practice...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
After trying various mediums, a charcoal rub turns out to be the best way for me to sketch this marble statue at the sculpture court at the Metropolitan Museum. Like everything else, the more you draw, the more you know. It gets easier by choosing the tools to express the image. The wonderful thing is that there is something new to learn no matter how much you already know.
TIME spend at the Metropolitan Museum is always well spend. At the airy sculpture court, chairs are provided for resting, or a quick sketch... the simplicity of a charcoal rub with a few highlights with a kneaded eraser is all I need for this sketch...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
To balance off my immense solitude in the country, I look forward to my breaks in New York City. If one cant be in Paris, NYC is the next best thing for an artist. So many opportunity to observe, explore, & discover. With this sketch, I'm giving my feet a break from too much exploring, once again, using the light & shadow to capture the mood of a Summer afternoon at CENTRAL PARK...while I was sketching, the earth moved in the East Coast!
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Monday, August 8, 2011
same sketch as yesterday ... working from memory, I'm refining it more to be more realistic, something beautiful happened that I did not intend ... with every accident, you make a choice, use it or correct it ... will have to look at this tomorrow
the nature of being an artist is to change constantly... which is why I love quick sketches, I'm free to experiment & explore ... I'm spending more time this Summer with ways to paint water, this sketch happens because I feel like I'm on top of the world while swimming in the pond one lovely Summer morning ... the pond contrast nicely with the dark pines