We set up just outside Madison Square Park in a little area of the street that is closed off to cars.
I somehow neglected to take a photo of the view that I was painting, but I was looking north toward the Empire State Building. This was my initial block in.
In a landscape, the sky is your background, so that went in first. It is way too blue, so I spent some time toning it down.
That is me in my classy painting outfit and the end of the Sikh Day Parade (more on that in a minute) in the background. I'm sorry to say that I did not finish the painting. The perspective was just not working out and I spent a lot of time trying to get that right.
This is as far as I made it, but I didn't care. I had a great time painting out there. Here are a few more photos from the day. Painting on the busy streets of New York City is not for everyone, but I love it.
It was a gorgeous spring day and the neighborhood was packed. We had just had a freezing cold spell and it seemed like the entire city was out and about. Flatiron is always a busy neighborhood, but this Saturday was busier than normal. The annual Sikh Day Parade was ending in Madison Square Park and three weddings were performed in the park!
|Marchers relaxing after the parade|
|Everyone was out celebrating the fact that it was finally spring!|
|This guy was running around all over the place with his big peanut :)|
|We were very excited to see some blooming trees after our never ending winter.|
|Flatiron building at dusk|
We stayed out there until dusk, then headed off to Nanoosh to revive ourselves. A great day with my great friend. I'll have some more cityscape painting coming up soon.