MY ADVENTURES AS AN ARTIST IN PHILADELPHIA AND ENVIRONS
Monday, August 15, 2011
Last Wednesday I climbed into "Hymn4Her's"van and we drove up the Jersey turnpike for their gigs in Brooklyn and the Village.
While Lucy and Wayne were unloading and setting up at the "68 Jay St. Bar," I did this drawing looking up the street, towards the Manhattan Bridge.
My job for the next three days and nights was to look after Diver while her parents performed.
Some regulars at the bar, waiting for the show to go on.
Others watching during the performance.
We spent the night at the home of a friend. Her row house is one of hundreds built by Donald Trump's father
back in the 1930s. Very charming and very retro.
I awoke hungry on Thursday morning and found breakfast (?) at a "take-out" around the corner.
I lingered long enough to draw this poignant woman, a "regular."
The next night, in the village, I stayed in the van while Diver slept. Here again, an observed "NY Moment,"
on the sidewalk.
We had to be back in Philly Friday for a live interview/performance in the studios of my old stomping grounds, KYW-TV 3. Even Diver got in the act on the noon show "Talk Philly." Check out the interview here: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/category/talk-philly/
I'm not so sure Diver believed me when I told her Silver-Pop-Pop worked there way back in the '60s and '70s.
Ahhh...to be once again young...and so naive. (A Christmas party, as I recall.)
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.