MY ADVENTURES AS AN ARTIST IN PHILADELPHIA AND ENVIRONS
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bob Dylan and Leon Russell on tour.
Last night I took advantage of living only about ten minutes from Philly's wonderful outdoor venue, the Mann Center, in Fairmount Park.
Two music "legends" were performing there; Bob Dylan and Leon Russell.
The place was packed with rockin' fans, and in the beginning of the evening there was enough light from the setting sun for me to do this drawing of Leon Russell.
Not so when Dylan came on. Toward the end of his set I moved to another area, with more light. But the guards kept telling me to move. Finally one of them asked "How long will it take to finish that drawing?"
I said "Ten minutes." He said "Go for it!" I like to think I kinda' caught Dylan's "essence. (?)
Born in Vineland, NJ, 1938. 1964 graduate, Philadelphia College of Art. Ten years as Illustrator/Designer, KYW-TV-3, & Mike Douglas Show. Painter, Illustrator, Arts Educator, Painting Workshop Instructor. Courtroom artist for all major TV networks. Former Chairman, Illustration Dept., Moore College of Art & Design, Phila. PA. Former Pres., Philadelphia Water Color Society. Married for 43 years to Louise Kates Ternay (deceased) my best friend, agent, & mother of our wonderful, talented sons Will, Pierce, & Mason.