(Continuation from yesterday’s post)

I got off the E train at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and walked to Chelsea Waterside Park on 11th Avenue where I spotted the weekday NYC Urban Sketchers. Did I mention that it was a very cold, windy day and we all had on our winter coats? Well. Brrrrr. Too cold for a park alongside the Hudson River so Mark, Raylie, Shirley and I went inside Chelsea Piers to see what we could see. Warmly.

I sketched the outside from inside.

Then, while having a coffee, I started sketching the guy who was painting around the doorway but he decided it was time for his break, so I just winged the rest of the drawing. Semi urban sketching.

I couldn’t resist the sweet sight of this mother and her son having a discussion before he went to change into his hockey uniform.

We – Raylie headed to Brooklyn – decided to go (crosstown bus and then uptown subway) to the Mount Vernon Hotel and Gardens, located within view of the East River and the 59th Street Bridge (Feelin’ Groovey), the oldest house/hotel/building in Manhattan. It was a lovely place, chock full of history and very interesting, but we weren’t allowed to wander around on our own. It was very regimented. We were the only visitors and watched a 10 minute overview video and then were given an hour long talk and tour by a very knowledgable volunteer/docent. Mark managed to talk himself into being allowed to stay in an upper room so he could sketch. When we were in the common room which held a very interesting bar area Shirley, still listening to the docent, sat where she was afforded a view and sketched. Me? I did nothing. Nada. Except squirm.

We left there at 4:30 and made our way westward and a bit uptown for the next stop.

Stay tuned, more still to come.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro and ArtRage

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