Sunday, July 21, 2013

NYC USk July 20, 2013 - Prospect Park - Brooklyn

It's been hot in the city since we got back from Barcelona.  We met at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park and sat for awhile in the shade before plunging into the park.

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

1 comment:

  1. I love your memory of Prospect Park as a child. How great that you could go back to the same spot. These are great sketches. Wish Susan and I could have met up with the group. I want to see your sketches of Barcelona.


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