#0717 Hudson River
I took the train to Beacon to see the Dia there. Great day. I enjoyed the view from the window and the hazy nothingness of the Hudson as we left New York. While on the train I painted this image in my mind. Exactly like this. What surprised me is that 20 min out of the city there is hardley a house to be seen and there is bush, not farmland.
I got close enough on the Staten Island ferry to have a sense that I saw the statue, and this is from a photo I took. There will be a few more goes at this. I got some other good material to work from while I was in New York.
#0715 Roof 4
#0714 Roof 3
#0713 Roof 2
This is from the roof of the building that houses the Allen Gallery. Typical New York water tower. Several versions of the sketch follow.
While in New York I made an arrangement to have some of the Thousand Sketches prints for exclusive sale in a Chelsea, Manhattan Gallery!
It began when I stumbled into the gallery not far from where I was staying and saw some prints and originals by Zoe Mac on show. I liked them and I was impressed by the printing process she used, not unlike mine! It turned out it was her opening the next night and I was invited. From there it led to Michel Allen selecting 14 prints that she will handle from New York!
This is a good development for me & this project. It is the first of what I hope will be several galleries that choose to be the exclusive outlet for some of the prints.
I am pleased to make this announcement, I would have done it earlier but I wanted to have the link to the prints in place first.
#0711 Base 2
Found some old sketches, from right at the start of this project. Here is the initial doodle, followed by my taking it through various processes. I am now pleased I learnt how to do that. I don’t rely on filterin to do the job, but many of the sketches get a little post production.