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Sketchbook Pages From My Meetup Session

The Central Park Sketching and Art Meetup Group met in Battery Park on Saturday and I finally was able to draw Pier A - the oldest pier on Manhattan island.  It was built in the 1880s as a home for the New York Harbor police and was landmarked in 1975.  It is currently being renovated, with a projected opening in May 2014.  It will have a high end restaurant, food court, event space, and a tourist information center.  That area definitely needs a few more restaurants during peak tourist season!  Here it is - all newly painted!  The clock is said to be an old ship's clock. 

This drawing was done as a double page spread - and this is all I finished in the 45 min session.

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The group then moved further north in Wagner Park - to the gardens next to the Museum of Jewish Heritage- and I painted lovely pink flowers. I have no idea of their name, but they were a delicate pink with a yellow "fuzzy ring" and flat yellow green center. Can you tell that I am not a gardener and never have been?

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I had a few more minutes before we ended session 2 and shared our sketches, so I did a fast sketch of one of the other participants. Some day I will learn how to get a hat firmly planted on someone's head.

 

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During our final session, at the north river corner of South Cove, I sketched gorgeous trumpet vines - being dive-bombed by big black flies that were hovering around the flowers. The weather was fantastic and it was a perfect 3 hour meetup.

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Comments

Very nice sketches! I think the hat looks just fine and the building is really cool. And I've been catching up a bit on your blog - your books are masterpieces!!

I'm pretty sure those are anemones. I have a garden full of them. Thanks for such a lovely blog. NYC is now my daughter's home, which makes it my home too. Your images bring me closer to the city and her.

Thank you Kathleen. I hope that your daughter loves it as much as we do. It is a perfect place for retirement for us.

I tried to find the email with your comment, so I could answer directly, but it is no where to be found. Ah - the mysteries of Computers.

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