National Donut Day

My sweet tooth, which has been dormant for the last few years, has returned with a vengeance in the last week or two. So that’s why I didn’t miss the opportunity to get and eat donuts today. In our area, there is no better place fro donuts than The Montclair Bread Company. Their donuts have […]

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Costumed

Here is a drawing I made during one of the more interesting sketch nights at the Society of Illustrators. You never know what amazing fashion or costumes the models will emerge wearing. Here are a few more drawings from that evening: http://www.gregbetza.com/vanity/ Greg Betza ©2017

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Iris in bloom

I found myself at the The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair NJ with no art supplies so I used what I had. A Bic pen and a pocket note pad from the dollar store.  I normally don’t draw with ball point pens. This particular pen had been sitting in a hot car for a […]

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Carousel studies

thumbnail carousel/Michele Bedigian

Carousel drawings have always been a past time favorite of mine. Spring is quickly turning into summer which means the carnival will be in town soon. I just recently came across a whole sketchbook loaded with carousel drawings and thumbnails. Thought it’d be a fun page to share. – Michele

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Alvin

I saw a wonderful production today at NJPAC. I learned that when Alvin Ailey was developing the choreography for his productions, he drew inspiration from the sculptures of Auguste Rodin and Henri Moore. I drew in the dark but when it was over and I looked down I could see glimpses of Moore and Rodin […]

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Installation

Yesterday I had a pool installed in my backyard. Quite the interesting process to observe and draw. Here are the three workers unrolling and securing the walls of the pool. It’s easy to see that they’ve done this dance many times before. Greg Betza ©2017

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A New Dawn

Cup of coffee/Michele Bedigian

  It’s dawn here in New York, Wednesday May 10th and I’m up earlier than the rest. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is a graceful addition to the colors of the sun rising over the skyline. I feel an inner peace as the first sip touches my lip and wonder what will make this day […]

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