I am early on Monday Show and Tell

Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 6:09 PM
I'm going to jump in early for Sandy's show and tell Monday because I work on Monday and my day is un-godly long. This past week has been a bit difficult but life goes on. So today Rudy and I went into Pasadena, California for the afternoon because it's the last week of the Maynard Dixon exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. I love his work and especially the era during the depression. I have been fortunate to have seen some of his work over the years at other museums but today was treated to working sketches as well. My favorite piece I must say was this graphite sketch of Charles Lummis. I studied it carefully and saw the care he took in rendering the face with all it's subtleties and then contrasted that with the bold lines of the clothing and form. For an instant I imagined I was peering over his shoulder as he drew this.
The rest of the afternoon we wandered old town Pasadena and I treated myself to new art supplies at Dick Blick, then to lunch at Gaucho Grill which is my favorite Argentinian restaurant where we had Sangria and empanadas! A nice way to end an otherwise bad week.

maynard-dixon charleslummis.maynard-dixon


  1. Sandy Says:

    Hi Marta, Love the sketch you did of the carpool lane and enjoyed reading about the museum, your purchases and dinner. I'll link you when I get mine up and going. Don't work too hard and I hope your week is better... thanks again for joining in. It was enjoyable seeing yours... sandy

  2. I don't think I've heard of Maynard Dixon before... thx for the link. I'll be checking him out. Loved seeing your journal page, too!!

  3. cat's momma Says:

    I really enjoyed your show and tell. I'm very familiar with Pasadena and that whole area. Your sketch was fun!

  4. Wanda Says:

    Oh how fun to meet another lover of watercolor....! Thanks for stopping by, and I so enjoyed your painting...Will take some time tomorrow to look at your previous posts...love your sketch book art.
    Nice to meet new blogger friends. Sandy is a great one for pulling us all together!!

  5. Wanda Says:

    PS My four adult children, and grandchildren are in Southern CA. Pasadena is a fun place to visit.

  6. laserone Says:

    How fun to get new art supplies! :)

  7. Bonjour Marta....I see that you visited my homeland in March, were my countrymen nice to ya??

    Thank you for coming to visit my blog....and I love yours!!! I never got into sketching, but, I sure can get into buying art supplies...like a little kid in Santa's shop.

    I truly enjoyed your show and tell


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