Brooklyn, New York – Travel Journal Drawings
September 3, 2012 § 2 Comments
I just returned to Portland, OR from New York where I traveled and drew to my heart’s content. During a final stop in The Big Gritty I indulged again in my favorite pastimes– sketching friends and people on the subway and drawing beautiful artifacts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pictured below, a drawing of the real life Game of Thrones…
Taking photos of a book poses problems in getting uniform light and focus. So, I am experimenting– these drawings were photographed in the evening with dramatic sunset light.
Sometimes we get lucky… I am good friends with Sarah Wilmer, a photographer with a luminous body of work— and last week she was doing a shoot in the 5th Ave apartment of the deceased actress Joan Crawford. My pal Cristina and I were able to stop by the shoot for a visit and enjoy some spectacular views of Central Park– we also saw a private art collection which you could not see anywhere else. Yes, that is a Fernand Léger just chillin’ on the wall behind Cristina. Ridiculous!
While drawing in the Met I had my musical hero Moondog playing in my headphones. I drew to favorites like “I’m This, I’m That” and the ever tranquil “Pastoral”, a song that he played on a triangular shaped harp of his own design. Ahhh, the Viking of 6th Avenue. I love me some Moondog!
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