Monday, April 18, 2011

More travel sketches

Cafe Tortoni

El Federal

Clasica Y Moderna

Catedral Metropolitana

Cafe de Las Violetas

Bar Seddon

Monday, April 11, 2011

Here, but not here

Two weeks since Buenos Aires...

I know, I should have shared a few travel adventures by now, but I came back to two projects that needed my full attention and creativity. And getting back on California time, if you know what I mean, was even more difficult than adjusting to BsAs time (long, sad sigh...). Last week, for example, I was watching the Argentinian film El Secreto de Sus Ojos on my computer while finishing up a sketch I'd started in Buenos Aires, when a car outside backfired several times (a common sound down there where most vehicles seemed to be 10 ys old or older) and for a moment I was back in Buenos Aires...

Also, I am contemplating some changes. Big changes.

And, unfortunately (or fortunately---I'm not complaining!) I have to get back to work. But will post again soon.

Some bar in San Telmo -
Recoleta -
El Gato Negro -
A cozy little restaurant in Parlermo -
A tango music concert at 36 Billiards on Avenida de Mayo -
The Jardin Botanico Carlos Thuys -
Here's what I wrote in FB about it - While in the middle of this sketch, these two guys who'd been up all night partying came over to see what I was up to. One of them spoke English so we ended up discussing what the figures were expressing for almost an hour (joy, gratitude, drunkeness, etc...) even though, I have to admit, I was thinking I don't really care what the statues are expressing I just want to finish my drawing. Then again, after days of only the most rudimentary of exchanges with people, it was great to be discussing art for a change. Not to mention the one who spoke English was just about the most beautiful man I'd ever seen. He asked for my email, then gave me his, told me the bar where he worked at and asked me to come by. But he was, as he put it, 'so f---ed up' from partying that I wondered if he'd even remember me if I did come by. So I didn't...I know, horrible story!
Bar Britanico, San Telmo -
A monument in front of the Belles Artes Museo -
Check out that tiny door!! What is it for? Would have so loved to walk through that -
Todo Mundo on Plaza Dorrego -
Somewhere in BsAs, forget where. I was lost at the time -
La Poesa -
El Ateneo Grand Splendid on Avenida Sante Fe -
Yes, this is a book store and the cafe sits right on the stage!!!

Took tons of photos. Too many to post here, so here's the FB link to my BsAs albums