Archive for the 'Drawing' Category


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I walked past this construction site the other day. Of course, it’s no longer a construction site. The building is completed now, but I had the best time drawing the construction of it on the UES in NYC. Every guy working the site was a character. I’m not kidding! Well, as the words say, “laying […]


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The canals of Venice were, and are, incredible! They’re a dreamscape come true. It was agua alta time in Venice. So water, people gondolas and beauty everywhere. I managed to get a few people mad at me because I was drawing and shooting right where they wanted to pass…watta ya gonna do? Got a little […]

Sara Haines and Liz Neumann skate the cpdsa circle

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This past weekend I was drawing at the cpdsa skate circle in Central Park.  Sara Haines and her film crew showed up to shoot the skaters! It was great!  Sara Haines, correspondent from the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, is skating around the cpdsa circle with two of the circle’s regulars. They had her […]

Strength Japan

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The world is getting smaller, every minute of every day. What happens in Japan affects all of us. Their tragedy is our tragedy, their loss, our loss. Our hope is their hope, our persistence is their persistence, our strength is their strength. Give to Japan. Margaret Hurst IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE IN […]

A Joshua Tree for Maureen

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

For Maureen: Friend classmate fearless bright strong spirit Always reaching for the sky Always in our hearts We miss you We love you. Margaret

Two Handed cpdsa drawings

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

CPDSA! YAY! I can’t get enough of the cpdsa Central Park skaters!  Here’s the latest line up at the skate circle.  I decided to try drawing the roller skaters with two hands!  Best decision I ever made…I could get down twice the amount of information, faster!  Yahoo!  When you’re drawing roller skaters it’s good to […]

Cool Guy

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I call this roller skater, Cool Guy.  Cool and relaxed is the understatement of the year!  He just does his thing, skates the circle calmly with his long legs, his shades and his ear phones.  Doesn’t bother anyone, no one bothers him…Cool Guy! cpdsa Margaret

Joshua Tree National Park

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

These were a few of the watercolors I made while drawing in Joshua Tree National Park.  What  an incredible, dauntingly beautiful place.  I was a bit intimidated at first…how do you interpret such monumental beauty?  I gave it a shot! Margaret

An Afternoon with the CPDSA in Central Park

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This is a drawing from the afternoon with Liz Steel from Urban Sketchers and Veronica Lawlor from studio1482.  I call this guy, (he doesn’t skate), Martini Man, because “he’s shaken, not stirred.”  I drew him with consistent up and down sharp edged lines.  He stands in the central area by the DJ and jiggers himself […]

Spiritual Space for Haiti

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This is a drawing I made in St. Thomas, USVI, of the Mocko Jumbies.   I was born and raised on St. Thomas and “grew up” with Mocko Jumbies.  They originated in Africa and came to the islands during the time of slavery.  They walk on stilts and because of their great height achieve spiritual […]

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