|Last Coneflower 14x14 pastel|
|Me on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC|
I looked at a lot of art while in NYC. Art in museums, commercial galleries and in open studios. I visited with artists in their studios which was really nice. A lot of ideas are developing for me right now and they are off shoots from my flower abstractions and drawings of the summer. Drawing is becoming very important to me again. Any experience becomes a part of you and you never know how it is going to come out in your art. It is the same with this trip. I was impacted by the city, people, art and the environment. I know it left its impression on my life. Looking at the works of artists long gone I realize that art really is just a series of marks and colors that represent the experience of being alive.