I’m back from my travels and settling into my new art studio space. My experience in NYC was wonderful. I had three weeks in Manhattan on my own and 4 weeks in Brooklyn shared with friends and my husband. And of course, spending time with my daughter. I explored all of the various museums in NYC where I was reminded of artists and styles I especially love: Gustav Klimt and Emil Nolde at the Neue Galerie, the Van Gogh Cypress Exhibit and the collection of American and European 19th Century art at the Metropolitan Museum, Ferdinand Hodler Drawings shown at the Morgan Library, Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration Series shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the collection of Renaissance Art seen at the MET Cloisters are especially noted. These are only a few examples of my full visual experience in NYC.
I am now experimenting with watercolor pencils, graphite and charcoal. My plan is to continue with graphite but incorporate color that is compatible with work on paper and in sketching.
The energy of NYC and its public transportation was inspirational as I was taken with the diversity of people participating in this system, as well as the tile art exhibits in many of the subway stops. I hope to create some colorful art work representing this aspect of my experience. Here are my initial drawings exploring this idea.