Fire truck @ the dusk in BK
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I named it Green Night because of unreal yellow-green light which lit up this corner of the small Brooklyn street. Adorable street signs, balding trees. I, probably, project my own feelings, as usual, after reading about Ingeborg Bachmann and her in the book by Max Frisch “Gantenbein”, the book, which I bought for my daughter not so long ago and loved in my youth, never knew that he wrote about Ingeborg Bachmann and their complicated love story. And I got sad reading about her in her forties burning to death alone in her Rome apartment, leaving unfinished books…
Anyway, about drawing, I scraped some lines on beautiful expensive paper with broken syringe, then drew with ink and couple of Kuretake brush pens.
I wrote “memories” in Japanese. It has sort of nostalgic feel to it, how I see it in my mind, in sepia, through the shadow of eyelashes, a bit fading, but happy. In reality, when we tired and hungry, sometimes, getting of the train it is a sweet pleasure to pick up here something on the way home, sushi or soup and eat (with a lot of pickled ginger for me) and watch TV or just chat about today’s happenings or plans for tomorrow.
I used ink on old piece of watercolor paper. I used up all ink on it and now up to another trip to my big ink bottle, a happy event.
One of the hopeful mornings, one of the happy breakfasts, delicious sandwich with smoked salmon and eggs halfway scrambled, halfway omelet, sunny conversation, brief hug and happy painting. One of the days to remember. Ink and Kuretake on Winsor & Newton.
This happy little car I met in Brooklyn. It says “Twins” on the side, because of 2 guys, musicians, who perform on events and gatherings in the community, I was told. It was in the shade of the tree, but bathing in the sunlight, spilled between leaves. It made me smile, I felt hope.
I used ink and Kuretake pens on Arches board.
Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn. I used J.Herbin ink and few drops of blue watercolor. And listened to “Sunday Driver” songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCfbWrQkf6c
New Utrecht train station in Brooklyn. I used J.Herbin ink and 2 watercolor paints, green and blue, on Canson 140 lb pad.
Pretty famous place for best Chinese and bit of Thai food in Brooklyn, on 86 street, Bay Ridge, loved by young people. Even if we have to drive for pick up (they don’t deliver so far), it is still worth it. Unless I get creative and compose some special meal, lets say mixing Thai recipe with Armenian.
I used J.Herbin ink and Kuretake pens on Fluid pad. Touched with Lamy Safari pen, I forgot how rich and thick this pen’s lines.