Friday, May 29, 2015

Sketches: Oil and Ink

This afternoon, I went out to paint with two newly-made friends and young artists in New York. They were David and Ariel. When I was painting the Austin Ale House a week ago, They two happened to pass by. Without I knowing it, David made in his notebook a sketch of me painting there. You may find the sketch below. The whole thing was totally a stroke of serendipity. David's full name is David Ezra Stein. He is an established children picture book author and illustrator. He won 2011 Caldcott Honor Award. I happened to be a picture book researcher.

Today we agreed to paint/draw together at Forest Park. I did two really quick oil sketches of people on the lawns. Then we went to a pizzeria on the street corner of 116th St. and Metropolitan Blvd., sitting under the umbrella and sketching the pedestrians. It was fun. I made a sketch of Ariel there. The color sketch was about the houses across from my home. David did it a few days ago. He lives nearby.

Enjoying the Sunshine

Mother and Children


Houses Across from the Street 
by David Ezra Stein

Mo Painting Plein Air
by David Ezra Stein

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