Montclair

I took my illustration class out for a day of reportage drawing around downtown Montclair, New Jersey last week. I made this quick drawing of Leone’s restaurant while I was walking around. So far that was the nicest day we’ve had all spring…we got lucky! Greg Betza ©2018

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Great seats

Last Sunday, Easter Sunday to many, I spent with my son and nephews at Citi Field. We had front row box seats behind home plate, toward third base. The tickets were a gift and they were pretty incredible. Food included, very friendly staff, I have nothing but nice things to say about the place. It […]

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From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Margaret Hurst, from back in 2015. It’s titled “Another Disney Tea Cup Ride” #ODADarchive So, Another Disney Magic Kingdom Tea Cup Ride! This time I zeroed in on a mom and her son with a waving lady […]

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Humanity in pink

The Women’s March took place today on the west side of Central Park in New York City. There were so many pink hats I couldn’t see anything else! Today’s march was an incredible demonstration of solidarity and unity. This outpouring prompted me to draw a continuous line of pink representing the respect and unity that […]

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Drawing Live

Here is a drawing of guitarist Steve Selvidge supporting the band Bash & Pop at a show last Saturday night in New Jersey. I was able to, easily, get unusually close to make a few drawings…and the light was great for once. Anyway, here’s Steve doing what he does. Greg Betza ©2017

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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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Live

Here is a drawing of Colleen Green. Her band was the opening act a few weekends ago in Brooklyn. I’d never heard of her or her band but I enjoyed her stage presence, look and especially her sunglasses. Thanks to my sister for holding my beer while I drew this. Greg Betza ©2017

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Retreat to Victory

  While that sounds like something illogical, it actually happened on November 20, 1776. General George Washington, having learned of the invasion of New Jersey by British and Hessian forces, ordered a hasty retreat from Fort Lee (formerly Fort Constitution) avoiding certain capture and/or death, and potentially the death of the revolution. Last Saturday Revolutionary War […]

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