by Miriam Schulman
I took advantage of the Frick's Sunday Sketch which is free with museum admission on select Sundays at 1pm ( the next one is August 14th) Saavy museum goers also know that the museum is a "pay as you wish" before 1pm on Sundays so starving artists get there just before that. Artists of all backgrounds and abilities meet in the Frick's courtyard to sketch. The museum provides all drawing materials as well as a comfortable portable canvas stool and a drawing board. Beginners shouldn't be intimidated because if you need a teaching artist, well they provide that too.
The theme of this Sunday sketch was "Bellini and Botany" to coordinate with the Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert. Be sure to read related blog post "Bellini and Botany" The docents at the supply table asked if they could scan a few of my drawings. I gave them three to scan while I completed three additional drawings. The Frick only allows charcoal and white chalk so the color pastels were added back in my studio. Check out the completed pastels below and you can get more details as well as decorating inspiration by clicking on any of the captions. Visit the museum website for more information on any of their lovely educational programs.