Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Last week I went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden to check out some Cherry Blossoms, and although most trees are still pre-bloom, a couple were blooming! The magnolias were also in bloom, and the tulips were spectacular. Sadly I didn't see the tulips until I was on my way out, but I took a lot of photos so maybe I'll do a studio painting sometime! I spent Saturday in Prospect Park with NYC Urban Sketchers. I started with this sketch of a statue of Abe Lincoln. I think he ended up looking more like Teddy Roosevelt. Sorry, Abe, I'm not sure that's a trade up! In the pond in Prospect Park (a favorite place of mine, I can kayak five minutes from my door!), there is a large turtle population and

Theatre Nocturnes

Recently I went on a bit of a theatre-painting spree! I still have a few more marquees in mind to paint, but I love doing these little nocturnes! Here's the Shubert Theatre (housing Hello Dolly) and the Richard Rogers housing Hamilton.

A Sunny Day in Central Park

This Saturday was too beautiful to ignore. Naturally, it was followed up by a Monday snowstorm, so it's good I took advantage of the warm weather while I could, and decided to venture up to Central Park! I entered the park at the South East corner by the Plaza, and sketched a favorite view of the hotel behind Gapstow Bridge. I decided I'd work a little larger (8x10) and looser than I usually do for the day, what do you think? Afterwards I headed up to the (unsurprisingly crowded) Bethesda Terrace. I chose a view I haven't sketched yet, but have long admired. I've also taken lots of photos and am hoping to do a larger-scale studio painting soon. Stay tuned!

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