A Day at the Met: John Graham and Andy Warhol

 After John Graham's Celia (1944)
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012

After about 50 days looking for work in New York, painting A Painting A Day, I got a job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now that my schedule has changed, I devote more time to sketching and learning from the Met's collection. Adjusting to this new life is taking time, and I found myself dealing with practical day-to-day issues more and more. So in some ways I feel like I abandoned the Painting A Day. But, I never set out with a clear agenda or number of days to paint. So, perhaps the project simply completed its purpose and now I am moving on. Whenever I get a chance to work in a different section of the museum, I take copious notes and make little sketches. These often filter into my nighttime painting, which I hope will become a ritual these days (even if I'm dog tired). Rather than confine myself, I aspire to be influenced by my new job and the wonderful environment that I get to work in.

Andy Warhol and the Cleaning Lady
From Andy Warhol Self Portrait (1965) on view at the Met
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012


Self as Security Guard, Amma, Swirls and Pills
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012

Thank Goodness We Are Not Perfect; How Boring Would That Be?
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012


Stuff On the Brain (Taking Stock)
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012


Limestone Funerary Statue (Cypriot)
Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6"
September 2012


Random Images
Watercolor on paper, 7" x 10"
September 2012


Studio Still Life
Watercolor and gouache on paper, 7" x 10"
September 2012 
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