They’re doing construction in my neighborhood. There are piles of Belgian blocks for the curbs, wood and other building materials. The pattern of these stacked concrete blocks appealed to me so I did a drawing. I must admit I’m rather pleased with it.
Em must have been around nine here. It’s a sketch from a photo of them sitting at the table in France. She wasn’t drinking wine. She just liked to drink out of a wine glass like we all were.
I dreamed the neighborhood kids put all sorts of fairy structures around my house. They were dug into the ground in my dream. I really like the kids in my neighborhood and could actually imagine them doing this!
I’ve been absent from this blog because my husband had a stroke on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. Luckily I got him to the hospital quickly where they administered TpA, a clot busting medicine. He was paralyzed on the right side and mute. Scary as shit, people. But within ten minutes he started to recover.
I am thankful that he is gradually coming back to himself and also thankful that they have this medicine which didn’t exist years ago.
I was kind of drunk when I did this sketch.
My obsession with this bridge intensifies when I’m visiting Brooklyn and standing in its shadow. I don’t know why I love this bridge so much. It is just so bold and you can see it so clearly from my daughter’s neighborhood. I took a few more photos of it and did another work drawing. In pencil it didn’t have the boldness; I brought in a bottle of ink and a couple of brushes.
Here is the original pencil drawing before I messed with it and also the photo. I just love this bridge! I promise I will move on to another subject soon!
Work drawing so just pencil and a little color for the East River.
I showed this to my husband. He didn’t know who it was but I think he was just being nice. I think it really does sort of look like me. I need a haircut very badly.
My husband paused “Sixty Minutes” last night and I did a sketch of the guest. Can you tell who it is?
I tried to draw the bridge again today. I didn’t use a ruler as I did yesterday and I was trying to get the almost lacy effect of the ironwork. I also didn’t go over it with a black pentel. It’s just a couple of different pencils, soft and hard, a grey pencil and some blue for the sky. I confined the drawing within a small space on the paper. I’d still like to go bigger but going within the space seemed to help the drawing.