To get to Hoboken where the NYC Urban Sketchers were meeting I had to first take the LIRR into Penn Station and then take the PATH train to New Jersey. I left on the 7:40 am train and arrived in Hoboken at 9:45...yes, it was a long trip, but sketching on the train (see yesterday's post) makes the time seem shorter.
After meeting up with everyone I decided the Hoboken Terminal was a perfect spot to sketch. I've sketched it before but like it enough to redo it. Here is a link to my post from the last time I sketched in Hoboken. http://watercolorsbyjoan2.blogspot.com/2014/07/44th-worldwide-sketchcrawl.html
There are a lot of great views of the city, so how could I pass that up?
After lunch I decided to try a panoramic view of the city. I always have a hard time with city scenes because I get lost in the buildings. This time I sketched a few at a time and painted those before I moved on to the next group. I find the color helps identify where I am in the scene.
I had a half hour left before we were heading over to "show and tell" so I used it for a few small sketches. This man looked very comfortable, but I think that bench is a little hard.
Nora was right in front of me and I couldn't resist sketching her in action.