Last month I was in New York City for too-short-a-trip. Between spending time with friends, visiting old haunts, showing the city to the kids and playing tourist, I ended up with quite a few sketches.
Roosevelt Avenue, Queens on a weekend morning. Loved capturing the huge dark bulk of the underside of the subway line and the contrasting dark and light spaces it creates on the ground.
Corner store, Queens. There is something lovely about picking up some fruit and milk on your walk home from the subway.
In all the time I’ve spent in New York, I’ve never visited Roosevelt Island. Until this time. I didn’t sketch the fascinating ruins of the smallpox hospital there, but here is the Queensboro Bridge, sketched from the island, looking across towards Manhattan. We rode that red cable car into Manhattan. It was quite a ride.
More sketches from New York coming soon.