Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer in the City

Near the Lake looking towards Central Park South.

The Fountain at the Plaza

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer in Central Park near the Great Lawn

Here it is mid July exactly, the 15th today. Muggy and humid. Perfect for slowing down.

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15"

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15"

Friday, July 13, 2012

July afternoon in the park

Small watercolor in sketchbook 5.5 x 8"

I ventured out yesterday with bike and sketchbook in tow and made several sketches in the north end of Central Park on the East side. It was quite comfortable in the shade and there were many beautiful spots with park benches so one could relax.

I really want to get to some more industrial sites but the lure of the park called to me as the loud noise of traffic and hustle bustle made me want to escape to a more peaceful place. I am still rusty with watercolor and want to also look more abstractly and work using nature as an inspiration but then simplify and explore more from imagination rather than have a strictly traditional approach.

This was on roughly 108th Street and Fifth Avenue on the southern end of the lake.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday nude to keep cool

Oil sketch from life, 14 x 17"

I am going out in the park and streets to sketch today, and will start to post based on that work by the weekend. I originally started to post what I was seeing out and about in New York but have decided to post what I actually create while I am out and about looking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

April Fools

'April Fools' sketchbook collage with pencil and oil crayons, turpentine

Red Hot and Blue City 4th of July

'Feudal memories'; sketchbook collage with gouache and pencil, Vogue magazine tear from 2001

Hotter than the 4th of July in New York City

Sketchbook collage with colored pencil with Vogue photo shoot from 2001