Sunday, May 22, 2011
While at the garden I did pen sketches only and made color notes. Later this evening I painted with watercolor and gouache and incorporated a few rubber stamps that I had on hand from another project. The paper in this sketchbook is handmade from willow bast and abaca.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Below are two pages that I did on another day while walking around the garment district in New York on a sketch crawl with some friends. We were encountering rejection everywhere we went: one store manager told us that if we drew in his place he would get in trouble with OSHA; another place told us we could draw but we would have to pay. We settled on drawing from the windows at a couple of places. Then we found a great manequin shop whose manager not only allowed us to draw but consented to sell me a lovely manequin hand, which shall be featured in my next Piece Works blog update (www.weRpiecework.blogspot.com).
On another day I went to the Brooklyn Museum with my sketch-crawling friends and visited the African section, one of my favorites.