All posts tagged: quick sketches

From My Sketchbook – Back at it in the Subway

It’s been HOT in the big Apple so I’ve tried to avoid going outside as much as possible. But I’ve still found some fun subjects to sketch in the subway…not to mention that there’s no end of fun characters in my imagination!

From My Sketchbook – The Good, the Bad and the Smokey

There was so much about my recent trip to Paris that was wonderful.  Unexpectedly, my time spent sightseeing alone each day was partly what made the trip so memorable. As I explored the different Arrondisements, it didn’t matter if I stopped every five feet to snap a picture, decided to veer off my charted course to wander down an interesting side street, or found myself lost and had to retrace my steps.  When my feet got tired or I got hungry, I stopped to rest or to eat; and at the end of the day I always had adventures to report back to my husband. My sketch book was always handy, and since Paris is a city for people watching my cafe breaks provided the perfect opportunity to try and capture the expressions and spirit of those around me. In short, I would say that my entire trip was trés parfait except for one little thing.  Everyone (or so it seems) in Paris smokes – and I’m not referring to the occasional social cigarette.  Parisians seem …

From My Sketchbook – A Prolific Week

It felt like I spent as much time sitting in trains last week as I did in my chair in the pit at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater.  While playing for the Miami City Ballet was a treat, it was also a nice to have so many opportunities for people watching and sketching on the commutes.  Here are just a few of the sketches I did: Woman in cardigan, glasses and sling-back shoes reading subway billboard… Long-haired woman wearing rain boots and patterned stockings… Sketch of woman with sunglasses and leather jacket… Woman wearing retro-styled outfit and updo… Woman with cornrow braids and glasses…  

From My Sketchbook – The Travelers

We just arrived back home from a quick trip to Washington, D.C.  We were too early for the cherry blossoms, although I LOVED my visit to see the orchid show at the United States Botanical Garden.  (In case you missed my post about the visit, you can still see the photos here.) Also memorable was our visit to the Holocaust Museum.  Memorable isn’t the only word that describes that experience, though.  Haunting, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, disturbing, sad, overwhelming, and inspiring are also apt.  In any case, our D.C. trip felt very full and I confess that my sketchbook got a little forgotten. But I did capture this young couple yesterday waiting for their train in Union Station.