Monday, May 3, 2010

I Heart New York

Friday, April 30,2010, The Baltimore Water Color Society took the annual trip to NYC to the American Water Color Society's show in NYC. What a beautiful, sunny, warm, Spring day we had to walk around Manhattan. The water color show was almost an after thought...almost.
" Partners in crime" were Debi Watson and Paul Kasmir from Landcaster,PA. Not sure who this other guy is that they picked up on the street...I'm guessing a can tell by the beard & sun glasses. They were actually waiting for me after crossing the street. (I was busy taking people photos). They were very tolerant.

I've been to NYC a few times but I must not have looked up. I don't remember seeing these "cartoon" water tanks on the roofs before. And if you zoom in, they seem to be made of wood ! It made me wonder what a plumbers nightmare the city must be !

The watercolor show was, as always, exceptional and I could spend the entire day there. But part of the trip includes a stop at the Metropolitan Museum which is wonderful too. If I sound underwhelmed, it's because there was so much art in one day, it was sensory overload.

The day went by much too quickly. While we were waiting to board the bus back to MD, I stopped to look at what the street venders were offering and found a great photo (not a print) in sepia of this winter in Central Park.
Debi and Paul have posts on their blogs which offer a great capsule of the day and more art photos ( I guess I was captivated by those cartoon water tanks ). Please go over and check out their views of the day. ,



  1. Janet,
    Your correct about the sensory overload The Strand bookstore almost did me in:0)! and then they go and put childrens books, comic books and all those other great art books on the same floor. My mind started to splinter the thoughts became jumbled I was thinking of comic book artist names children book illustrators and the numerous historical artist all in a split second.Glad I got a chance to spend the day with you it was truly a joy. Oh and the photo of me and Debi priceless I was looking up the road at those weird trucks that I saw pulling up to the curb and collecting scrap metal from the desperate and homeless people never saw anything like it?

    P.S. I'm all ready thinking of next years trip

  2. What a fun day! Looks like you covered a lot of ground :-D
    also...see you got to see Susan Murphy's amazing studio. I stopped by years ago, but it was closed. (sigh). I had her come out to speak to the frederick county art association many moons ago. Amazing studio space. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  3. Lucky you! Looks like you had a great time