Monday, October 28, 2013

View of the UN and Manhattan skyline from Gantry Park in Long Island City 

Long Island City - October 26, 1013

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:

LIC flea market @ Oct 26th

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Flea to LIC - October 26, 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

41 st Sketchcrawl

Overlooking Turtle Pond

Belvedere Castle

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.

Central Park Sketch Crawl

Belvedere Castle

A little house near Delacorte Theater
I drew this one in the subway station on the way back home.

SketchCrawl 41 - NYC

Turtle Pond 

Fellow Sketchers at Belvedere Castle

 Busking Central Park

The   "S  T'Urban "

Ride Home

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

Delacorte Theatre
 In 2001, I watched Christopher Walken play a memorable Sorin in a production of The Seagull here. Good times.

OK, see you next time.

More NYC World Wide Sketch Crawl 41...

Starting the morning off with some yogurt

Cleopatra's Needle

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

Central Park Sketch Crawl - October 19, 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.

Central Park Sketch Crawl

View from Belvedere Castle. First time in Central Park in the fall in a few years, I was feeling really glad to be back.

A jazz band started playing...can't get much better than that.

 The drummer's hand.

 Belvedere Castle.

 Carmine's for lunch.

Astoria Park

One of the coolest yet lesser known bridges of NYC, The Triboro/RFK Bridge, from the entrance to Astoria Park.

It's neighbor, The Hell Gate Bridge.

Views from The Triboro as I rode across on my bike heading for Washington Heights.