Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sketching in Red Hook

Red Hook, Brooklyn had a variety of things to sketch. Here are two sketches done at Fairway Market.

Next we sketched the Red Hook Yacht Club. I don't know if they have anything to do with yachting, but the guys seem to know how to have a good time. The outside of the building is adorned with all sorts of interesting stuff.

When we were done sketching we were invited inside for a look. It was filled with all sorts of 60s treasures including a few well-kept cars. The members were really nice to us and loved that we were sketching the place. They were definitely a throwback to another time.

Here are a few photos of our sketchers...
Mike and Melanie.
And Mark

Then it was off to lunch at the Brooklyn Crab. I sketched a few people at another table.

Then we headed down the street and sketched more.

It was a really enjoyable day.
Here's a photo of Lady Liberty welcoming everyone.


  1. Hi Joan -

    You are the fastest poster. I'm trying to discipline myself to get my stuff out there. You're a great role model.

    I'm curious about your sepia sketches. Are you using pen and watercolor or are you bleeding the ink? We seem to be exploring the the same "look'.

    How do you get such good control? Hitting the wet ink with a water brush is a wild ride. I love how quickly the page fills with tone, but it's so difficult to control. The technique, at least the way I'm doing it, is filled with unanticipated surprises and not all of them are welcome.

    Looks like you had a successful day.

  2. You had a productive day and got in a nice variety of sketches.

  3. your sketches show off the sweet, sunny day that we had. It was great to be there with you!


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