Thanks to Passport & Palette (an art education series on PBS) and many forwarded emails and phone calls, some 50 plein air painters showed up at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park today, including me.  We served as sort of a performance for the 1000s of Park visitors who were either bewildered by the presence of all the artists (“is this a class?”) or took on inspecting each artist’s work as a cultural obligation (albeit an enjoyable one). Luckily it turned out to be a beautiful day to spend in the Park. Here are my two paintings:

Morning at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park

Morning at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, NYC

I’m going to add some figures into this scene to make it more realistic!

In the afternoon I worked on this view from a western path away from the Terrace:

Late Afternoon at Bethesda Fountain

Late Afternoon at Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, NYC

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