Sunday we met at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan to sketch the wonderful views and luminaries that were on display. When I arrived Shawne was telling everyone that security apparently didn't want us to sketch the structure because it was a security risk. LOL If someone could learn something about the structure of the building from my sketches, apparently I do better at perspective than I thought.
My first sketch had to have a little structure...or what was the point? So I included some of the arched windows in the background of the luminaries hanging from the ceiling. It was fun to have the contrast of the tall trees reaching up and the luminaries hanging down. I did this directly in watercolor.
Then I sketched using ink and watercolor.
We were excited to have some of the members of the Urban Sketchers Board of Directors joining us for the morning. It was great to reconnect with Elizabeth and Suma again! I took a few photos of everyone at work...yes, they let you take photos...but not sketch???
Shawne did get a group photo before the board members left us.
Thanks to Shawne, Denise, and Elaine for doing such a good job of hosting this week!