Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The leaves left us early

We took a family bike ride to Battery park a short while ago. The lawns are lush and green, the view of the harbor is spectacular. Perfect for a picnic.

But the trees at our back looked as if they had given up on summer a while ago. No leaves, just sightly-skeletal, spindly branches. I sketched one of the trees as we lounged on the grass. I sprayed the paper with water first, which gave the drawing a ghostly appearance as the ink bled and spread.

It will be Halloween before we know it.

Battery Park No. 1 - Pen and ink on paper, 9" x 12"

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