Monday, August 18, 2014

Bryant Park - Part 2

After lunch we continued sketching in Bryant Park. There was a sketch in every direction you looked. This woman was sitting right in front of me...a perfect spot for a model.

I turned about 180 degrees from above and sketched a view of the umbrellas and sandwich kiosk.

This is one of my favorite sketches of the day. It shows the scope across the lawn in the middle of Bryant Park. The building behind the trees is the NY Public Library, an impressive spot on its own.

Around 3:30 those of us who were left gathered around for a "throw down" of one of our sketches. 
Here is the collection...just one sketch per person showing.

And finally a group photo.

Most of the group dispersed at that point but a few of us headed down the street to have a drink. That was followed by a shopping trip to Kinokuniya, a great Japanese store that has a nice collection of art supplies...something none of us can resist.

13 comments:

  1. Excellent sketches Joan....and a beautiful group picture!

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  2. So many great sketches! You're always so prolific at sketch outings! We have a Kinokuniya here, too. . . a dangerous place! ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much. I never come out of Kinokuniya without buying something.

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  3. That sounds like an awesome day! Love your sketches...especially the sandwich kiosk!!

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  4. Super! You do such great gesture sketches. Love 'em!

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  5. Such a lot of detailed work, brilliant colours too, your sketches always tell a story so well Joan

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying the stories. Thanks.

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  6. I came to your blog tonight by way of another bloggers site in Australia - I like the different patterns you find in your sketches - the group sounds like a great way to spend time -

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Lisa. Are you part of the Urban Sketchers in Australia? I'll have to come over and visit.

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  7. Joan - just super sketches...you capture the feeling of an urban area so well. Noted too - those fallen leaves on the ground...like here it appears autumn is starting to show up in bits and pieces. Have a lovely day.

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