View of the UN and Manhattan skyline from Gantry Park in Long Island City
Monday, October 28, 2013
I arrived early to our sketch location and found this tiny old lobster boat docked in a small inlet at the back of the LIC Flea fleamarket.
I moved to the entrance to the fleamarket so I'd be visible as NYC USk arrived. I found this view:
We were joined for this sketch by Fred Chaney who was visiting NY from Perth Australia. He and his wife Jody wanted to see the skyline so we walked the two blocks to the water:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
LIC Flea & Food is
the largest outdoor artisan market
in Queens County.
- Enjoy some great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and great local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
- We’re located just 1 block behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City.
- Great access to public transportation including
- the 7 Train Vernon Blvd,
- the E Train Court Square,
- East River Ferry LIC/Hunters Point terminal
- Parking across the street.
Sketching starts at 10 AM.
If you're delayed or get off to a slow start and can't find us;
Call Mark 973-809-9124
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
|Overlooking Turtle Pond|
|The St Urban on CPW|
|Joan and I , being sketchaholocics, wanted to squeeze in one more sketch before driving home. It was getting dark and cold, so we stopped into Starbucks. This guy had such strong features, I sketched quickly before he left.|
|The girls high school art class with their sketches. The teacher is in the shot, hiding in the back! Y'allcome back now!|
|Art class trouble makers ;)|
|Some of Jeffs sketches.|
Monday, October 21, 2013
It was my first time out with the Urban Sketchers NYC group...
some very nice and talented folks to spend time with on a Saturday morning.
Next time I'll talk to more of you!
Belvedere Castle in Central Park
In 2001, I watched Christopher Walken play a memorable Sorin in a production of The Seagull here. Good times.
OK, see you next time.
|Starting the morning off with some yogurt|
|From the Belvedere looking down|
|From the meadow looking up|
|Tress and rocks are for sitting|
|Later in the evening some left handed drawing and sushi|
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The View of Belvedere Castle, home to NYC Weather Observatory
Jeff with his large format sketches spread out on the grass
After we had lunch together we went back to Central Park West and sat on benches sketching one of the iconic Beaux Arts apartment buildings that overlook the park.
View from Belvedere Castle. First time in Central Park in the fall in a few years, I was feeling really glad to be back.
The drummer's hand.
Carmine's for lunch.
A jazz band started playing...can't get much better than that.