I got to the High Line area earlier than our meeting time but Mark, our organizer was already down at street level sketching. It had stopped drizzling but was blustery and a bit cold. I was wearing several layers but decided I needed a hat too. Luckily there was a street vendor with a cart selling hats and scarves...perfect. I sat down and did a small sketch of the view down the street. The small sketches are probably about 2 x 2 1/2 inches long.
A few other sketchers arrived including a visitor from Maine and we headed up to the High Line, a raised greenway build on a former rail spur to the NY Central Railroad. We were in luck because there were lots of fall colors on the trees and bushes...but it was very windy! I thought ahead and brought clips to hold my sketchbook pages down so they didn't keep blowing. This sketch was done in just watercolors.
We had another urban sketching visitor, Rob Sketcherman and his wife who were here from Hong Kong. Rob is a well-known digital artist who works on an iPad Pro using Procreate. He was in NYC because he had done a presentation at the Apple Conference that took place this past week. He is a digital sketching master and has taught at several of the Urban Sketching Symposiums. Here he is at work.
Before we moved off to lunch I had enough time to do another quick small sketch.
More about our day tomorrow.