Last Saturday along with the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine the NYC Urban Sketchers also went to the Roerich Museum. Why two locations? Well the Roerich Museum was planned first but it doesn't open until 2 pm. I mentioned that it wasn't worth riding all the way into the city for just 2 hrs at the museum, so the morning location was added. Anyway the Roerich Museum is small but it contains more that 200 paintings by Nicholas Roerich and is located in a classic townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Most of the paintings are of the Himalayas. I took a quick look at the artwork before deciding what to sketch. I was more interested in being in the townhouse. It seemed like every room had a fireplace.
I also sketched my friend who was sketching another view across from me.
At the restaurant where we went later for our "show and tell" I sketched a few of the other sketchers before people started presenting their work...and then my lunch came and I opted to eat instead of sketching more.
In addition to the Cathedral, the museum, and the restaurant I also sketched on the Long Island Railroad going to and from NYC. It was a busy day. Last Saturday was St. Patrick's Day and the train was filled with people going into the city for the parade or just to party. These girls were dressed in their finest Irish accessories.
Going home at the end of the day was quite different from the trip into the city. After a day of drinking and partying, many of the travelers were loud and rowdy. I picked the right group to sit near it seems, although they were a bit loud at least they weren't obnoxiously drunk.
All in all it was a good day...and a long one for sketching.