Sunday, October 21, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 20

Our weather seems to have changed overnight and the cold arrived. I went out today in my down jacket so I could get an Inktober 2018, Day 20 sketch done. Sayville was having a Fall Festival today with wasn't much more that food vendors, some crafts, a few rides, and this giant bouncy pumpkin. I sat across the street on the steps of the bank somewhat protected from the wind and in the sunshine...a good spot. 
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 20 & Sketching at the Met

Today I went into the city to meet the NYC Urban Sketchers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I took the Long Island Railroad in so I had a good opportunity to do a few ink sketches for Day 20 of Inktober 2018.
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Our plan today was to sketch in the American Wing at the Met which is a wide open, light-filled room with lots of sculptures. But most of it was closed due to a party that was being held there tonight. That section was roped off but you could still see across the room so I sketched a statue with some Tiffany glass windows behind it. The museum has a "dry media" policy, so I worked in watercolor pencils for my first sketch and then used my water brush. Nobody complained. The policy is very often not enforced but I have been there when a guard came over and told me I could only use dry media. I don't know what the title of the sculpture is since they wouldn't let us into the area that was roped off.

I started a second sketch before lunch and finished it after lunch. It was done by William Wetmore Story of Cleopatra. I did this one in graphite pencil. Right after I finished it they announced that all visitors had to leave the American Wing so that they could set up for the function that was taking place there.

We headed from there to a section of the museum that has European sculptures. This time I focused on the view of the room, the people and the sculptures.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 19

It was windy and a bit cold at the Suffolk County Farm. I went there to do some bird sketches for my Day 19 for Inktober 2018. I did a few chickens and then went over by the turkeys. The guy on the bottom right looked like he had tangled with some creature. He was nearly bald in spots and missing so many feathers. I wonder what his story was.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 18

Now that it gets dark earlier and the temperatures are getting colder the Patchogue Sketch Club is meeting at the library on most Wednesday nights. This week we had a theme and everyone brought kitchen tools. Mark had already set up some of his items and I added some of mine to make the setup larger. For this sketch I took one of my old water brushes and filled it with a mixture of platinum carbon ink and water. I would have preferred a water-soluble black ink but couldn't find any in my collection of inks. 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 17

For my Day 17 sketch for Inktober 2018 I headed to Blue Point to Corey Beach. It is a beach on the sound and I sketched the view of the gazebo looking at it from up the street.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 16

I headed into Sayville to sketch another one of the decorative scarecrows that are hanging all over the town. This one is called "Henny Penny" and was decorated by the staff from the Rooster Cafe. The scarecrow is hanging right in front of the restaurant and looks like it is dressed like a waiter from the restaurant. It was raining while I was sketching and this was in a perfect spot for sketching from the car. 
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 15

Today's Day 15 Inktober sketch was done at the West Sayville boat dock. There is a company right before you go out on the dock that does boat repairs and repainting. There are always one or two boats being worked on in addition to lots of scaffolding, pipes, ladders, etc that are fun to sketch.
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