New York City Art Explorations / 2010

Always looking! In the Greek/Roman marbles at the Metropolitan.

This whole area used to be the cafeteria...now bringing out some impressive sculptures like this one of a youthful Hercules.

I draw this same sculpture every time I visit the Met! I'd like to have one.

Looks like Napoleon shot a cannonball thru this one when he occupied Egypt.

A closeup from a Hockney in the Modern wing of the Met. He grows on me more and more every time I see his work.

A view from a bench in Union Square, and reference for the little abstract sketch below...

"Union Square" / Oil pastel and ink on paper / 4 x 6"

"Danse (I)" / Matisse / Museum of Modern Art

"After Matisse Danse (I)" / Ink and whiteout on paper / 6 x 8". I approached this one by trying to draw the shapes in between the figures and their limbs instead of trying to draw the figures.

Background: Robert Motherwell's "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" at MOMA
Foreground: "After Motherwell's 'Elegy to the Spanish Republic' " / Oil pastel and whiteout on paper.
(The gentleman taking a closer look at the original had been sitting next to me for about 15 minutes as I was tackling this drawing. Not sure why, but love how this photo captures me working, an inspiring painting, and a patron in a great museum at the same time.)