Thursday, January 8, 2009

P.J Clarke's


This is yet another classic New York Bar at 55th and Third Avenue, it's been kicking around since 1884 and is now surrounded on all sides by giant office buildings. Great for lunch, completely jammed after 5pm with business types grabbing a quickie before heading home.

6 comments:

Ana Tirolese said...

Very nice work. Your bar series can be made into a "history of" book.

Maggie Latham said...

i really like your bar series also! Ana is right..... you should turn them into a coffee table or pub guide book.

Sheila said...

Okay,another question that I hope you don't think is redundant or silly. How long do these building facade images take you? Are you standing on the sidewalk all this time when you're masterfully scribbling all the details?

Stephen Gardner said...

Ana and Maggie, thanks, I've been putting these sketches together for exactly that reason, I'll keep you posted on my progress so to speak.

Sheila, Each of the drawings take from 1 to 2 hours. They always start on location and depending on how much time I have I'll complete then on the spot but often when I get home I'll give them another going over. The external bar drawings are always a 50-50 mix of on site and at home.

Sheila said...

Wow.... (bowing with hands over head) I'm not worthy...

Thanks for taking the time to answer my novice questions oh master of all things drawn, sketched and scribbled. I feel like I'm still at the stage where you're given that big fat pencil with the lead the size of your pinky in first grade.

Anita Davies said...

I love your bar works both inside and out!!!