23 August 2007

New York







We had a great time in New York, getting there two days before the second of my conferences started. We took the Circle Line tour around Manhattan, which was excellent. It's amazing how much of the Upper West Side looks from the river to be rolling, tree-covered hills! We also went up the Empire State Building, went to see a Broadway show, and generally acted the typical tourists! The girls were very excited by the shops, especially given the very favourable exchange rate at the moment. And I enjoyed a trip to Pearl's on Canal Street. Sketching time was again very limited, but here are a couple from an afternoon in Central Park.



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6 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Great sketches of a city that's very close to my heart!
I realize I've missed a lot on your blog this summer, and have just spent a wonderful few minutes catching up. I especially love the watercolor a few posts down. Welcome back - I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to the US.

Robyn said...

I glad you gave us a tiny peek of NYNY, Dave. I particularly like the little bridge. Art supplies and Chinese food all in one place - that's my idea of bliss. Did you buy anything?

Jeanette said...

Fabulous sketches of what sounds to have been a productive trip. Its great to capture some images when you're in a new town. I think the sketches are much better than any photo could ever be.

Africantapestry said...

Great sketches again Dave...love the bridge, it has nice very dimension.
Ronell

Katherine said...

Oh - I'm so jealous of your trip to Pearls. A friend of mine went and didn't stop talking about it for ages!

And yes - what Robyn said. Don't tell me you went and didn't buy anything?

Dave said...

Thanks everyone. Needless to say, I came out of Pearls with many bags full of stuff, especially Stonehenge paper that I don't seem to be able to find over here. And pens. Bottles of ink. Sketchbooks. An enormous chamoix (sp?). A fan brush (I'm not sure what they're for...). With the exchange rate the way it is, they're practically giving it away! Thank goodness I only work in watercolour, ink and graphite. Although I must admit I did give in to the temptation to buy some wax pastels...