Thursday, July 02, 2009

Central Park

12x9 oil on paper/museum board

Saturday morning found us at Central Park West. It was a gorgeous day. (Esp. as I was missing 105 degrees at home in Texas!)
We painted on the great lawn in the morning, then went to lunch and returned for a pedi-cab ride to Central Park South. Our cabbie, Emir, gave us a tour of sorts, and took us past Tavern on the Green (rather a mishmash of decor). He was from L.A. - just there for the summer. He earned his fare with us... with all our plein air painting gear.

My set up on the lawn

During some of my walking about, I sketched in my book too. I think that helped the whole plein air painting experience. Maybe I focused better.

A page from my sketchbook

8x8 oil on paper canvas

After painting at the south end of the park, we hoofed it to the Met. Dodged some more rain which canceled the happy hour on the terrace. But WOW! The museum is wonderful and I have tons of images to work from here in the studio. My favorite paintings were the Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec. And Sargent, though we didn't get to see many. The new American wing closed early. Go figure. We had a really delicious dinner in the Petrie Court Cafe and then had to be shooed out at closing time!


Keith said...

Hey Robin, really enjoy watching your blog. I particularly like the bookshop bookshelf painting. Alot of the American impressionist paintings from the Met are currently here in Brisbane Australia for a visit, maybe that's why you didn't get to see so many.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I enjoyed the seeing the work and reading your blog. I live 45 minutes from NYC and I have never painted there. You inspired me!

kathrin said...

I m dreaming to stay there and paint, great !!! Kathrin

Karen Wilkerson said...

Your trip to NY looks like fun. Love the work you did there. Your brush work is the best. Karen Wilkerson

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