MY ADVENTURES AS AN ARTIST IN PHILADELPHIA AND ENVIRONS
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Starting Sketchbook Number Fifty Five!
About two days ago I made the last entry into sketchbook number fifty-four.
On a recent trip to South Jersey, my van let me down again, so I got to ride back to Philly in the cab with another AAA guy. By the end of the trip, Joel Smith and I were friends.
Philadelphia's most famous chef, Georges Perrier, recently opened an up-scale bakery near me, called
"The Art Of Bread." A delicious place to linger over coffee, and draw.
I usually only go to Barnes and Noble to wander the book aisles, but couldn't resist all these very focused folks, just waiting to be captured by my pen.
Likewise patrons of my favorite Chinese take-out restaurant, "Shangri-La-Inn," making major decisions about dinner.
A painting of Audrey Hepburn (?) looks down on a neighbor at nearby "Town Hall Coffee."
And a week cannot go by without having breakfast at "Hymies Deli."
Much like my van, my Dad had to have some "fine-tuning" done on the little engine that keeps him going at 99, his pace-maker. But he's out of the hospital and looking forward to spring, like the rest of us.
And I've now broken in my new sketchbook.
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.