What I Saw

Nauti Girl, Bullhead Bay
pen and ink and ink wash, 2014
9″ h x 7″ w
Winner, 2017 Southampton Scenes Art Show

Works on paper in pastel, ink, and watercolor, done on-site.

I am always observing, whether I’m kayaking; strolling down the beach, on the street or through a park; at an event or a museum; or riding the subway or bus.  If I have my sketch pad with me, I will try to capture a face or a gesture with ballpoint pen or with ink.  If I have time, I might use ink wash, watercolor, colored pencils, or pastels.

Several months ago I started joining the artists of the New York City branch of Urban Sketchers on their weekly jaunts around the city.  We are fearless together, drawing away indoors, and outside, if weather permits.  We’ve drawn at a musical performance in a church; on the Staten Island Ferry; in the New York Botanical Garden; at the Battery; in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; at the Bryant Park ice skating rink; and outside the General Pencil factory in Jersey City.  I recommend this free group to anyone who sketches what they see.  Just sign up to get email saying where the next meet-up will be.

Many of the drawings you will see on this page were done at the weekday meet-up of NYC Urban Sketchers.  I also include more formal en plein aire works in pastel, watercolor and ink wash.

Morris-Jumel Mansion, NYC
pen and ink wash on paper, 2017
8″ w x 5″ h
General Pencil, Jersey City, NY
water-soluble graphite on paper, 2017
6″w x 3.25″ h
Skating, Bryant Park
ballpoint pen and watercolor, 2017
6.5″ w x 9″ h
Japan Week, Grand Central Terminal
ink wash, 2017
Nude
pen and ink and ink wash, 2014
8″ w x 9″ h
Mecox Bay
pastel, 2015
12″ h x 18″ w
Bullhead Bay, Winter
watercolor, 2013
8″ h x 11″ w

 

Cow Neck Farm, Southampton, NY
pastel on paper, 2016
16″w x 12″ high2