Back in July (July 23rd to be exact) I spent my birthday in one of my favorite cities in the world, New York City.
Oh happy day! I dedicated the day to walk around its cosmopolitan streets, shop, and eat delicious veggie food. I also visited the MET Museum and The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
The exhibition is extremely well curated and put together. It is the largest one ever offered by the Met, and it also broke records as the most popular fashion exhibit ever.
The music is ethereal – completely out of this world. It really sets the mood and transports you to a different time and space.
Find more info about Met Heavenly Bodies here.
Here are some pictures I took that day:
Before leaving the MET, I also took the opportunity to view some paintings and sketches by some of my favorite artists, Degas, Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec.
When I came home, loaded with inspiration, I grabbed my sketchbook and all the golden art supplies I could find, and started drawing.
Gold on gold on gold
For the most part I used the Complexions watercolor palette by Prima Watercolor. Not only for their hair and skin tone, but it also has a sparkly golden tone that I used for accents in their clothes 🙂 Find it here. I also added glitter and gold foil accents.
Other art supplies used (with links) :
- Holbein Gouache (Gold)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter(I mixed it in with the gouache)
- Gold Foil (similar to the one I used)
- Kuretake Gansai Tanbi (I have the 72 piece set of these. The metallic colors are weird tbh. For the most part, it’s a nice set to have. Especially the neons.)
- Princeton Velvetouch brushes
- My sketchbook
There’s still some time left to visit this stunning exhibiton. If you are in the NYC area, don’t miss out on the opportunity!
As always, I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you for reading! Leave me comments if you have any questions or if you just want to say hi!