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
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.
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!