Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Day at the Boston Museum of Fine Art

The Visual Art faculty to all the first year students from the Visual Arts Department at Lyndon State College  to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts yesterday. I took the opportunity to demonstrate sketching to the Animation and Illustration students while we were in the Impressionist Room. It was fun to see them take to sketching so quickly. While no one was around Degas Sculpture, The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer I quickly sketched the room. When Someone came to look at it, I quickly drew them in before they moved on. 

I was also able to see a James Montgomery Flagg's print of the “I Want You” poster and J.C. Lyendecker's print of the US bond poster. It was incredible seeing them up close. I learned so much about their brush strokes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sketches of Vermont

Over the Labor day weekend I spent some time eating at some great restaurants and sketching the towns. On Friday night Julia and I went to Newport and ate at The East Side Restaurant. It is located along Lake Memphremagog. The bottom sketch is the view of Newport form our table on the deck. I was grateful for the view of the lake, the beauty of the surroundings and more importantly the time with Julia.

On Monday, after picking up illustrations for this weeks Vermont Illustration Exhibit in Montpelier, I took my two daughters to The Skinny Pancake and we had two great dessert crepes. The top sketch is the view of the capital building from our table outside. It was a wonderful day with my daughters.