I will be heading up to New York with my dad soon on a brief art and baseball vacation. So far our plan is to see the John Singer Sargent exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, see the Rain Room at the MOMA, take a look at various galleries, take in a Yankees-Orioles game (my time in New England for college confirmed me as an anti-Yankees fan, so I will be rooting for the Orioles), and sketch around town.
I haven’t been doing much sketching recently, instead devoting my time to the more formal watercolors, so I spent some time getting reacquainted with my sketching tools, and doing a couple quick pen and wash practices, just to get used to working quickly and using my waterbrushes.
I am planning to work in pencil and pen and wash. I am bringing an assortment of pens and pencils, my folding palette of watercolors, two waterbrushes, and a Strathmore Field Watercolor Sketchbook. It has 15 140lb watercolor pages (for pen and wash) and 15 sketch pages for pencil. I hope to fill it all.
Here are my practice sketches: