The NYC Urban Sketchers met at Astoria Park today. We had a good turnout with 9 of us sketching for most of the day. The park is in Astoria which is in the borough of Queens.
Our first sketching location was right at the entrance to the park, just along the RFK Bridge, formerly called the Triborough Bridge.
Here are Susan, Ben, and Mark hard at work.
I sketched the bridge from below.
This is about 4 x 7.
I also sketched Mark working at his easel.
Next we moved closer into the park. Susan and Gene were busy talking
with a wonderful view behind them..
I painted a view of the RFK Bridge.
We also had a good view of Hells Gate Bridge...and yes, it actually was
pink and fuchsia.
Here is a photo of the view with my sketch in front of it.
We took a break for lunch at a wonderful Greek restaurant in the neighborhood called
Agnani located at 19-06 Ditmars Blvd. We talked, shared our sketches, and swapped some sketching information about materials. Then a few of us went back to the park to sketch.
I did this small one which is about 4 x 6.