NYC OWS

I’ve just returned from New York city. Already, I miss it.

Up until now, my paintings of the Occupy Wall Street movement have been from photographs. It is not very fulfilling to paint from photographs. I went to New York so I could paint from life. And I painted a lot.

#OWS. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 7″.

Unframed: $200.00

It was shocking how many people at the demonstration were not protesting. It seemed there were more journalists and people taking pictures then there were occupiers. That was a common theme in New York. New Yorkers seems to prefer recording and observing life more than participating. The following sketch is of the back of a CNN reporter. Her lights were bright, and her cameras never stopped running.

It was tough to get a good painting spot in the hectic, protesting park. There were marches and performance art, reporters and giant puppets. The landscape was ever changing. The people occupying Wall Street were constantly cleaning. They moved tents to scrub the sidewalk. There was a whole crew of people in masks that did nothing but wander the park and sweep. When I was there, the square smelled more like Pine-Sol than a corner of New York.

The last painting I completed of those standing  for the 99% is a little more abstract than my usual watercolors. I wanted to capture the constant motion, the idea that there is something happening here.

What It Is. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $200.00

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Territory

This is the first in a series of watercolor interiors I’ll be posting.

Granny Yellow. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

SOLD

Wet Sketchbook

The past two sessions of the Drawing Room I’ve devoted to making color drawings. The following two pieces are experiments with combining ink pens and watercolor in a sketchbook.

Week 8:

Week 9:

Coffee and Pie

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not a drawing of coffee and pie. It is a drawing of the view I had while enjoying pumpkin pie and two cups of coffee. I’ve taken to making little drawings of public places, like restaurants. This has always been a habit of mine, but lately I’ve been embracing it.

Pumpkin Pie and Two Cups of Coffee. Ink on paper. 4″x5″.

Unframed:  $50.00