Trip2012: Day 18 Final OUT OF CONTROL morning in NYC

August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Well this is it – all my NYC sketches are now scanned… just uploaded the final morning’s worth (I have been scanning and posting at the same intensity at which I sketched!!!)

… only 5 architectural sketches (2 of which had paint added later), a catch up with Veronica Lawlor (sadly couldn’t make it to catch with Melanie Reim – next time you are no. 1 priority!!!!) and did another 2 sketches AND then managed 3 visits to art stores…all before lunch (just as well I had 30 odd hours to rest on the way home!!!!) Why do I try to sketch at the same rate that most people take photos? why why why?????

Now, all I have to do is to finish scanning covers/ title pages / finish my Sunday pages and make into Issuu versions AND then scan the pages I have done in the last few weeks at home (only a few…I really haven’t been sketching much) AND then I will be up to date!

Thanks for being part of my journey!

So here is the final batch

D18_MO23_01 Last room view

Final view out my window

D18_MO23_02 Municipal Building 1
Municipal Building sketches (Richard Alomar took me around this area on our Wednesday evening tour, and I was desperate to come back and sketch!!)

D18_MO23_03 Municipal Building 2
First sketch didn’t capture the open portico/porch area so I did another one!

D18_MO23_04 Municipal Building Area
Still in the same area – Really lovely this combination of buildings …trying to draw space more rather than building as individual objects…my third sketch in approx 50 mins including the painting part… whoa!

NYD6 01 FInal day madness (only lines at the time)
final morning madness – rushing from one place to another so only time for lines. Paint added at the airport that afternoon when the colour memory was still fresh and of course using reference photo from iphone

D18_MO23_05 Dick Blick and a fire station

Here is the final firehouse sketch – something I really wanted to sketch last time, and this time too, but had concluded I wouldn’t get a chance…I just happened to walk past this one- WOW!
a quick visit to DIck Blick – I wanted to get a huge brush like Anne Watkins… didn’t have a short handled brush but I got one anyway (for use in my studio)

D18_MO23_06 Cooper Union
One of my favourite buildings in recent years- Cooper Union by Morphosis.
Sub-5min sketch was all that I could fit in…

NYD6 02 Final catch up with Veronica Lawlor
Final catch up with a sketcher- with Veronica Lawlor whose work I adore. Was great to have another post symposium catch!!

D18_MO23_07 Union Square with Veronica 1

D18_MO23_08 Union Square with Veronica 2

Views of Union Square from a table in the Wholefood cafe with Veronica Lawlor
… I couldn’t decide on which direction to sketch…so I did both. AH! a chance to do a quick sketch of the Empire State building! (something I thought I would get a chance for this trip)

D18_MO23_09 Two more art stores!!!!
2 unexpected visits to art store. V suggested we go to New York Central… I bought another fountain pen (did I need this?) and Anne’s husband who works there (my final final catch up with someone!) showed me a brush similar to Anne’s… and then in my rush back to the subway I walked past another art store- Utrecht!! Popped into that and they had a possum palette, something Daniel Green had been telling me about in SD. I also got some containers that look promising as a replacement to my small water container that is falling to pieces (held together by grimy silicon at the moment) I have made the resolution not to buy extra paint at the moment…but brushes and palettes always seem to get used.

WOW! what a crazy but exciting last morning…. time to go. .. at the thoughts of home, I always find myself ready to leave…and seriously I was somewhat exhausted!

D18_MO23_10 Leaving NYC

A few of my travel sketches- the rest will be in the final issuu version.

D18_MO23_11 At the airport
D18_MO23_12 Starting home- flight 1


1 Comment

  • Jo Reimer says:

    Liz, I carry water in 45mm camera film cases and have had no leakage problems. The local camera store gives them to me when I ask. The lid snaps on tight and I've not had water in my bag yet.

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