|Prospect Park West|
Once inside the park we stopped under a large shade tree. It felt like a pause on our way to the "right" spot, so I tried to do a very quick sketch:
|View of the Park Slope skyline viewed from the Park|
I'm not sure that we ever found the "right" spot, but we stopped for quite awhile near the old boathouse.
I have a memory as a kid growing up in Brooklyn, walking past the boathouse on a late autumn day and seeing two plein air painters with french easels working on their canvases. I thought it was the coolest thing. Yesterday, many years later, in the middle of a vicious NYC heatwave, we were at the same location. However, rather than sit in the sun, I chose a spot near the boathouse but facing in a completely different direction in the shade, to do my sketching.
|Sketching in the shade|