Sea sketching

Spent some time sketching by the sea today. The sun sets around 3:30pm here in Northern England. The wind was cold so did quick sketches and took reference photos. So many photos to choose from for painting.

The Awiya studio is still in boxes… haven’t unpacked and set up the studio in the new house.

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Casting Shade

It’s that time again my creatives. Stephen and I are once again doing some international traveling.

Last time I focused on photography and tried out some oil pastels. I wasn’t to impressed with the oil pastels the 1st time I tried them in 1988 and much less May 2017 UK trip.

This time I’m taking charcoal pencils. I want to be able to sketch freely, quickly and focus on the movement of the subjects.

I look forward experiencing the North Sea again. Perhaps catching some of her waves in shades of charcoal.

I believe we’ll spend a few days in London and explore Natural History Museum London.

Bags are pack, passport in hand, backpack of artist supplies assembled …. Stephen has his 40 lb backpack of camera gear ready & were off.

Winter in the North Yorkshire Moors.

Walking Rain

I started this piece last year or so. It’s a wet spring day in NYC. I had spent the day, by myself, in the city. This particular scene occurred after I walked across the Pershing Square covered street bridge on E 42nd and turned around to admire the cafe I had just left.

I spent about an hour slowly drinking a cup of tea, people watching and reading a book I acquired from the MMA (the MET) earlier that day.