Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sketching in Cold Spring

Yesterday the NYC Urban Sketchers ventured out of the city for a day of sketching.
My thanks to John and his wife Karn for welcoming us to their home and their town of Cold Spring yesterday. It was such a wonderful day and despite the fact that we were so far out of the city, members came by train and car to experience Cold Spring and were not disappointed. Susan and I drove from Long Island and it was worth the 2 hr trip!

Our first sketch spot was down by the waterfront. I couldn't resist the gazebo with the flags and the Americana red, white and blue banner hanging...great Cold Spring charm.

There were some of the usual members and some that joined up with us for the first time.
Of course I took some photos of everyone at work.

I had a few minutes to sketch Lucy.

Next it was back to John's house which we decided looked like we were in Provence.

Everyone got lunch which we shared in the shade in the garden.
We talked "shop" ...

... and shared our work from the morning.

Then it was off for round two of sketching along Main Street.
I sketched a cute house first.

And then a store which I sketched there and added color to at home.

Around 4:00 we went back to John's to relax in the shade and have a cool drink while we talked.
Some of the sketchers headed home, or back to the waterfront to sketch.
Susan and I went back to Main Street and did one final sketch.
I got inspired by some of the other sketchers who had used lettering with their sketches.

It was such a great day! My thanks again to John and Karn for welcoming us, 
and to John for organizing our day so well.


  1. Fantastic day and photos. Thanks for sharing with us. It is fun to see your sketches all together!

  2. So much color and brightness in all your sketches! Summer, for sure!

  3. Sounds like you had the best time! Love your sketches and the pictures of the other artists' sketches.

  4. Gosh Joan! I wish I could find such a group around here! This day looks like it was so much fun and I'm in love with each and every sketchbook there! Your paintings came out fabulously and I really love the colorful shop.

  5. Dear Joan - these sketches are super! Cold Spring looks like a really charming place. Agree with you about John's house - makes you think Provence. What a wonderful way to spend a delightful day. Thank you for sharing. Your first sketch makes me think of the 4th of July for sure! Just around the corner!!

  6. Jo- Thanks. It was a long day. I left here at 8am and got back at 10pm...dedication. lol

    Tina - Thanks so much.

    Carol - Thank you. Where have you been?

    Sherry - It is so much fun to go out with a group. Thanks.

    Debbie - Thanks. I thought the park by the water was a little too nice, but the flags and banner made it a must to sketch.