Central Park 

It’s probably the warmest spring day so far in New York City which means it’s warm enough to draw outside! I’ve never sketched in Central Park before but I didn’t have to go far to find a bench with a view. The trees aren’t budding yet but the daffodils are blooming and tulips aren’t far behind. If you can imagine a soundtrack for this it would a Russian man in a Red Army cap playing an accordion. Facing him is a man painted silver with a live dove, motionless, on his head and a cat wrapped in foil sitting at his feet while he blows up balloon animals. New York!


12 Comments on “Central Park ”

  1. Gee what a neat way to bring us right into the park with you by photographing your work on location. I enjoyed both your painted and your written sketch.Yes, New York indeed.

  2. Bernadette says:

    Love your descriptive of a snippet of New York. You make me smile.
    The painting is as always, lovely.
    Thank you for sharing the beginning of spring in Central Park.

  3. rosjenke says:

    What an image, both painted and written. I can only imagine what NYC is like and this fuels my imagination. Thank you 😊

    • When it’s sunny and warm it’s the best because it’s a city that is meant to be wandered in. But it was cold when we arrived on Friday, and cold on Saturday too. So sitting outside on Sunday was a real treat.

  4. Monique says:

    You get around so much! I have bbeen..once..and we were pressed for time..I found it very pretty!Yesterday sent winter on it’s final way.

    • I guess I do. I love travelling so I try to get away whenever I can. It sure is warm in Montreal too and I actually see daffodils coming out of the ground. Very exciting.

  5. TonyU says:

    Just a thought ….. being NYC maybe the silver balloon man went home and blogged about someone he saw sketching in the park without so much as a live dove on their head or a tinfoil wrapped cat for company? 🙂

  6. joantav says:

    Hope you are enjoying your visit. I love the strength of the tree you chose to sketch and the background. I visited the AWS show yesterday and saw your painting. You were in good company. Congrats!!!

    • Thanks so much Joan. We missed each other. I was there on Friday afternoon and I certainly was in good company. There were some real beauties there — too many to count. So glad you got to see the show too!


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