Partial view of Bellagio, Las Vegas 3.5"x11"
Waiting for the spectacular water fountain show in front of Bellagio I sketched the wings of the massive hotel/casino building from across the body of water. I have a small sketch book (3.5x5.5" )which easily fits into my purse and is handy for fast little sketches, even though, as I recently discovered, it is difficult to photograph. Still, I love it because I tend to pull the book out more often as I find myself getting a little bolder about sketching in public. Next step is to equip myself with a small watercolor field kit and try my hand at doing small studies -until then I will happily play with my camera :) The Bellagio also has a beautiful glass ceiling installation by the artist Dale Chihuly in their lobby and a chandelier in the casino area. I also saw an exhibit there : 'Figuratively Speaking: A survey of the human form' showcasing about 30 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture by artists from 1800 to present day. I enjoyed the unexpected opportunity to see the works of Picasso, Renoir, Degas, Hockney, Lichenstein, Chuck Close, and others.
Closer to home, I have two color pencil pieces - Hot Shadows and Reflections in the 'Small Works : Miniatures by Hampton Roads Artists' at the Charles Taylor Arts Center/The Hampton Arts Commission, Hampton, VA. The opening yesterday was fun and the show will run through Dec. 5.