Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sketching in NYC Day 2

This is a continuation of my sketching time in NYC with my friend, Ai from Thailand.
(Day 1 was posted below this post.)
On Tueday I met Ai at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. We walked around the museum and sketched in one of the sculpture gardens that was filled with light.
Here is my sketch. I sketched using inktense wc pencils and added the water when I got home. The museum doesn't allow you to use ink or other wet materials.

Ai also sketched one of the statues.

Here is Ai sketching in the sculpture garden.

From there we went to the Guggenheim Museum. I sketched the ceiling and the ramps.

Next we headed down to lower Manhattan to the High Line Park It is a raised park built on a former elevated train line. Here is my sketch.

Here we are holding our sketches with the view behind us.

It was really fun showing Ai some of NYC and sketching with her.


  1. Lovely to see Ai's smiling face again. Have fun girls!!!!!!

  2. What a fun couple of days this was! Both of your sketches are just truly wonderful!

  3. Judy-Joy - Thanks. We did have fun.

    Sherry - Thank you. It was fun but exhausting. lol

  4. Okay, now I'm really jealous! LOL That sculpture garden looks like a nice place to sketch. Love your ceiling and ramps at the Guggenheim.

  5. What fun, Joan and fabulous sketches!!! One day, I so hope to join you!

  6. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful painting day! The museum is such a great place to your sketches, Joan!!

  7. Mickey - It was a great place to sit and sketch. We'll have to remember it for the future. Thanks.

    Lin - Thank you. It is always such fun to sketch with a friend...maybe some day!

    Hilda - Thanks. We could have spent several days there sketching. lol