Monday, May 29, 2017

Poppy Parade & Remembering Our Heroes

This is being shared in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. How appropriate that I had a poppy painting to share.  Happy Memorial Day!

This was done in my friend, Susan's garden recently.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


I love when the cherries are in season. They are so delicious and fun to sketch...if I can stop eating them. lol

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Washington Square Park Continued

There was so much activity going on in Washington Square Park. Right in front of me there was a man doing tarot card reading (and he had quite a few customers).  NYU was having their graduation so all day long there were grads in caps and gowns posing in the park. Of course there were food carts and assorted people milling around. I only captured a few of them.

While I was doing my sketch this cute dog was sitting next to me. His owner said he was getting old and didn't move around much, so he would be a great subject. He only seemed to perk up when another dog came over to visit. His name is Marco Polo.

On the way home we had seats on the subway for part of the trip, so I had a few models across from me.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Washington Square Arch

Last weekend the NYC Urban Sketchers met in Washington Square Park to sketch. There was a lot of activity and scenes to sketch. I had to do the arch and the view in front of it and through it. Sadly it was a dreary day...with light showers once in a while.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dock Jumpers

Somehow this sketch got lost in posting. Two weeks ago my Wed evening sketch group went to the Grange, a local park to sketch. To our surprise there were a lot of dogs and their owners. They were part of a group called the Long Island Dock Jumpers. The group was created to promote the sport of dog dock jumping here on Long Island. I didn't know there was such a thing. It was fun to watch the dogs practice their leaps. They were very good models when they sat too.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach Sketches

We had a few hot days so I went to the beach. It is a great place for models.

This very pregnant lady was so fun to sketch.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At the Dock

Last Wednesday my sketch group went to the Maritime Museum in West Sayville. There are some old and some new boats...but I find the old ones have more character. The temps that day had reached  90 degrees, but in the evening down by the water it was much cooler. I ended up with wearing a fleece hoodie and a heavy sweatshirt over that...and I was still cold. lol Most of the sketchers left before the sun set they were so cold.