New York snippets

perspective shmershmective, proportions shmorshmortions

Hello and sorry for such a long silence! I’ve had a whirlwind of a time in New York. In and in-between the multitudinous splendours of coffee shops, parks, galleries and neighbourhood exploring I did lots of sketching – I’ll try and put something up every day over the next week or so! Here are a few sketchbook pages to start off with: the first an extremely accurate and proportionate snippet view of Union Square, smokey, trafficy and icy.

It’s been a long time since I saw so much snow and such huge icicles. I stayed in Brooklyn, much more laid-back and human-scaled than Manhattan, with my lovely friend Betty, who showed me all sorts of wonders. Jetlag got me good at first, and the city had me utterly overwhelmed, so I  went on many snowy Brooklyn walks, sliding on pavements transformed into ice-sludge lakes and lined by mini-mountains of shovelled snow. It turned out my snow boots were not actually very snow-proof, so I sloshed around Prospect Park, rewarded by sights of lovely trees, bridges, winding paths and bright red cardinals.

the most cunning

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4 Responses to New York snippets

  1. Nilufer caglar says:

    Bee! You are getting better and better!

  2. Hallo Bee! Fantastisch. Wat doe je in NY? Heb je daar een baan gevonden?

  3. Yiong says:

    Love your sketches, as usual, but this time especially the bright red cardinal.

  4. Margaret Richardson says:

    Wow! What a marvellous picture of NY you paint, with your words and pictures! We especially like the bridge with you and your little red beret. Xx

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