|Fire Boat in the Hudson|
I started a quick sketch of the scene from the dock with the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance. Pretty soon Melanie arrived. We chatted and sketched, and after awhile Mike joined us. I took this picture of them as we ferried across the East River. I also did a quick sketch of the people sitting in front of us on the boat.
|View from the dock|
|Off the sketch - traveling in style|
|A quicky sketch of our fellow passengers|
The ferry dropped us off at the Fairway Super Market. They have a great outdoor cafe with umbrella seating and antique trolleys. Mike got busy sketching the trolleys. I hope he posts his drawings. I sketched Mel as we waited for Susan and Joan, who drove to Red Hook.
|Sketching with Melanie at the outdoor cafe|
|The Famous Red Hook Yacht Club|
We went next door to the Brooklyn Crab House for lunch. The sketching continued:
|Customer gazing out the window|
After lunch Susan requested that we find a good view of the Statue of Liberty. From Red Hook - no problem. We sat in a shady spot in an industrial area with a million dollar view.
|Tried an experiment and used an old credit card to move the paint around. Verdict: it's a technique with limited potential for me.|