Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Walking the Dogs" - Brooklyn, NY (9" x 12")


A quick sketch of a Brooklyn street. If you know the area, Williamsburg has certainly changed:)   

Today, I worked quickly, got the mood down, and Rae stopped me from overworking things. That's the value of a great teacher. My instructor (and master pastelist) Rae Smith makes a few precise suggestions, and keeps me from overworking things.  I'm so lucky to be in her class.

Happy with the looseness of it! Done:)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The "L Train" (15" x 18")

I've been traveling by subway to BOND Studios in Brooklyn every week -- you can't beat the people-watching! Some days it's hot, but no matter what the weather, you always see someone interesting.

Today we talked about whether it's kosher to take pictures of people without their permission, to use as a subject.  I do that all the time ... thoughts?