Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Highbridge Park

A leisurely breakfast before taking the long subway ride uptown to join the NYC Urban Sketchers in Highbridge Park.
I exited the #1 subway at 168th Street, walked to the entrance of Highbridge Park on Amsterdam Avenue and 172 Street, spotted Laura and Elana coming from the opposite direction, and, inside, staring up at the High Bridge Water Tower were a whole bunch of NYC Urban Sketchers sitting on stools and benches happily sketching away.

I started the tower a couple of times, sighed, and decided to sketch what was in front of me instead of "towering" up above.
We went down a massive amount of stairs in order to reach the newly re-opened High Bridge which spans the Harlem River and connects Manhattan and the Bronx. It is very high up, long, pedestrians only, and offers some wonderful views.
Jan was back in New York, visiting from Australia. She was with the weekday sketchers last year at Madison Square Park. Today there was also a sketcher visiting from Colombia.
We were just about sprawled over the whole length of the bridge but eventually congregated in the only shade where we chatted and ate lunch.
At around 1:45 we all went in different directions. Some went back along the High Bridge. Zainab and I climbed up the massive stairs and sketched in the park while we waited for Mark. I had a convenient model on the bench to my right.
iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: #2 Pen & Ink and ArtRage; #3 Sketch Club and ArtRage; #1,3,4,5 Finngr Pro and ArtRage


  1. Pat, I always like your people, but I gotta say, I am really taken with the view from the bridge. It has a cross feel of Deco/ WPA... very fine!

  2. Great idea to go visit the High Bridge at Highbridge Park. The sketches are wonderful. I have linked from highbridgeparkdevelopment.blogspot.com to this site to let people interested in Highbridge Park know what is going on up there. Thanks!

  3. Super job on that bridge sketch!!! As always, your people are great too.

  4. Thanks Susan and Joan. Will I recognize either of you if we're in the same place?


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