A few pages from my sketchbook…
Sketch of Doris Day, next to color mixing chart. These images are not related, they just happen to be on the same scrap of paper.
5820 Wilshire, Los Angeles
The Hand of Man, sketch of photo at LACMA
Notes from the NYC trip
Sketches from New York City. These were pre-ordered by collectors.
4th Avenue Rooftops, NYC
We stopped for coffee at McNally Jackson bookstore. I caught a table and used the time to draw.
It’s funny, it didn’t even occur to me that this guy was playing an electric guitar in the park, not hooked up to anything.
These winter shadows were so long. I can’t wait to paint them in color.
Home Away from Home, NYC
Soho, Prince & West Broadway, NYC. I love the architecture down there.
Theodore Roosevelt Park, NYC. Color study for “Walk in the Park”
We eventually found our way Tavern on the Green, where our parents were cozied up in the bar drinking hot chocolate. It was so cold outside, and so warm by the fire. This was truly a magical place.
Under the bridge, sketching by myself on a rainy day. What could be better?
Morning at Washington Square Hotel, NYC. April and I got up early, sat in the lobby and sketched. It was great to listen to the hotel manager and bellhops talk amongst themselves about all things New York.
“Justin Case” – India ink on watercolor paper – SOLD
Under-painting for ‘Rear Window’
Root Study, Central Park. A beautiful gnarled tree with moss giving it great character.
Under-painting for ‘Wandering in the Park’
Wandering in the park alone, I was taken by the long winter shadows. This was done on the west side near the Museum of Natural History.
This photo shows my process including photograph, pencil sketch and color study.
Color Study of April and Larry with pigeons
As the sun was rising this day, we wandered over to Washington Square Park and had the privilege of meeting Larry who cares for the pigeons there. He feeds them, holds them and knows them by name.
Sketch for “A Little Bit Lost” (under-painting). We were indeed a little bit lost in Central Park on this rainy day.