I got close enough on the Staten Island ferry to have a sense that I saw the statue, and this is from a photo I took. There will be a few more goes at this. I got some other good material to work from while I was in New York.
#0715 Roof 4
#0714 Roof 3
#0713 Roof 2
This is from the roof of the building that houses the Allen Gallery. Typical New York water tower. Several versions of the sketch follow.
While in New York I made an arrangement to have some of the Thousand Sketches prints for exclusive sale in a Chelsea, Manhattan Gallery!
It began when I stumbled into the gallery not far from where I was staying and saw some prints and originals by Zoe Mac on show. I liked them and I was impressed by the printing process she used, not unlike mine! It turned out it was her opening the next night and I was invited. From there it led to Michel Allen selecting 14 prints that she will handle from New York!
This is a good development for me & this project. It is the first of what I hope will be several galleries that choose to be the exclusive outlet for some of the prints.
I am pleased to make this announcement, I would have done it earlier but I wanted to have the link to the prints in place first.
#0707 New York Night Skyline
When you look up there is no skyline, there is a sort of circle with buildings pointing to the centre.
#0705 Empire State
Not the last go I will have at the Empire State or the New York skyline. This little portal to the icon was just across the road from where I stayed.
Interesting name now I think of it. Empire State – were they neo-cons back then who wanted to dominate the world?
I think Edward Hopper had defined American diners. I certainly though of his one while I ate here late one night. I think it was called the Empire CafÃ©.