Random drawings for the end of the year in Scottsdale. Without my regular art supplies back in San Francisco, these are done with a ballpoint pen.
Back in 1998, Andrea and I went with a group from University of California at Irvine to study art and architecture of Cambridge and it’s surrounds. Also spent a week in London with Erika, Andrea’s friend. These are sketches, collages and photographs of a two week period there. A couple days ago I found an envelope at the studio with photographs and slides that I had forgotten about. Thought they were really cool and I had a sketchbook to go along with it. I’ll be posting these over the next week or so – hope you enjoy.
8:10 33 bus from studio. 8:53 Geary bus to 34th. 9:06 walk/coffee/walk. 9:30 Legion of Honor opens.
Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette
The French decorative arts are amazing. I was stunned by some painted doors saved from the Tuileries. At the end of the show is a small room with a few of Marie-Antoinette’s furnishings. I was captivated by a small Sevres porcelain bust of Marie-Antoinette from 1782. As I was standing there drawing her, she came to life to life for me on the page. I left wanting more.