Last Saturday the NYC Urban Sketchers visited Bronx Community College. I wasn't sure I would find it an interesting location to sketch but was pleasantly surprised. We lucked out and had sunny, mild weather (which we haven't had on a sketching day in a while here in NY). I sat facing Gould Memorial Library and sketched the view straight ahead.
Next to where I was sitting there was a magnolia tree just starting to bloom. I sketched it with the tight buds on it in the morning, and by the time we came back to that spot in the afternoon it was in full bloom. LOL
A little warm weather was all it needed.
I headed for the Hall of Fame, which has busts of famous Americans in assorted fields.
We were up on a high hill and you could see the tops of the trees in the background.
I did a bust of Edwin Booth, who was a Shakespearean actor.
At lunch we shared our work and talked a bit before heading out for more sketching.
I did get a few photos of our members sketching.
I did a sketch of the top of Butler Hall.
Here is the bust of Abraham Lincoln and a view of part of the Hall of Fame. You can see that portions of it curved around. It was a really pretty walkway with information about each of the people depicted.
At the end of the day we sat and shared our sketches. It is always so great to see the work everyone produced during the day. Here are a few photos.
Svetlana showing her work.
Hugh showing his sketches.
Then it was Swami's turn to share.
Mark had some great sketches.
Susan had some great sketches to show too.
And finally we posed for a group photo.
Mike, Joan (me), Hugh, Susan, Mark, Svetlana, Jim, and Swami
I think everyone had a great time!