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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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Central Park Trees and Poppy Fields

I take my comfortable canvas chair, some fruit and sandwiches and my paints and plant myself on a hill behind the tennis courts. The location is strategic–It is near the toilets and Carla’s famous coffee in the tennis pavilion! Here is the latest sketch from that point of view:

Central Park Trees

This one was painted in the Conservatory Gardens where benches are available:

Poppy Fields


3 Responses

  1. Gorgeous. I love your work so much, Ben!

  2. Yes, lovely!

    • Bonnie and Valerie.Thank you so much for keeping an eye on me. I’m feeling inspired–I am in the throes of a feverish (and somewhat careless) bout of brush-wielding. In the next couple of days, I will post the messy result.

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