Saturday, October 17, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The garden was recently featured in the New York Times, Horticulture magazine, and the book, Gardens of the Garden State.
1) Admission to this garden is $7.
2) Bring a stool or a folding chair - it makes sketching easier and gives you options.
Directions: From the New York City area, take I-78. Take Exit 29 for I-287 toward Route 206/Route 202/Morristown/Somerville. Keep left at the fork and continue onto I-287 South for about 4 miles. Take Exit 17 onto Route 202 and continue to Flemington (about 19 miles). At the traffic circle, continue to the opposite side, and continue on Route 202 (about 10.8 miles) to the last exit in New Jersey, to Lambertville and Route29. At the foot of the exit, turn left, then at the bottom of the exit, turn right onto Route 29/River Road/Daniel Bray Highway. Continue north, passing through the village of Stockton, for a total of 5.1 miles from Lambertville. On the right is a large sign for Hidden Valley Nursery. Federal Twist Road is immediately past the sign. Turn right and drive up Federal Twist Road 2.9 miles to #208. Park on the right side of the road (the house side), taking care to leave the left lane open.
From western Philadelphia suburbs, take the I-276 East/Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 343. Exit on Route 611 North toward Doylestown. In about 10 miles, exit onto Route 202N/New Hope. In about 10 miles, continue on Route 202 past New Hope, and cross toll bridge over Delaware River, exiting immediately on the New Jersey side toward Lambertville. At the foot of the exit, turn left onto Route 29 N/River Road/Daniel Bray Highway. Proceed as directed above.
From northern New Jersey or the Hudson River Valley, take I-287 south, take Exit 17 onto Route 202 and continue to Flemington (about 19 miles), at the traffic circle continue to the opposite side, and continue on Route 202 (about 10.8 miles) to the last exit in New Jersey, to Lambertville and Route 29. At the foot of the exit, turn left, then at the bottom of the exit, turn right onto Route 29/River Road/Daniel Bray Highway. Proceed as directed above.
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Monday, October 5, 2015
Watercolor on 200lbs paper 14x10
Monday, September 7, 2015
Watercolor, pen & ink 5.5 X 16.0
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
On Sunday New Jersey Urban Sketchers will be exploring the town of Princeton. The day will be divided between sketching the University in the morning and in the afternoon we'll be in the streets capturing the atmosphere of one of our state's most beautiful towns.
Morning: 10:00a Meet at Princeton University main gate in front of historic Nassau Hall (Nassau and Witherspoon Streets.) Metered parking along city streets or easy access parking garage on Chambers Street about half block north of Nassau Street.
We will focus on the traditional architecture and spaces of the central core of the university but you modernists will also have the opportunity to sketch the more contemporary architecture on the east/southeast side of campus.
Lunch: 12:30p We'll agree on a shady spot for our Picnic Style lunch. Bring your own or enjoy variety of local and ethnic eateries on Witherspoon Street and Palmer Square (just north of Nassau between Witherspoon and Chambers.)
Afternoon: 1:30-3:30p Town sketching. Palmer Square and the public square next to the Princeton Public Library (on Witherspoon) are great places for people watching with interesting buildings to draw.
Show and Tell: 3:30p We'll go to the Triumph Brewery at 138 Nassau Street to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
- Sleeping late? Come anyway, no one is taking attendance. We'll be happy you came.
- You might want to bring a hat and a sketching stool for your personal comfort.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The Manhattan Skyline is incredible viewed from Hoboken.
With it's majestic sweep of the Hudson River, train terminals, piers, historic streets and architecture you will love sketching Hoboken's many views.
When: We start at 10 AM at Pier A. Sleeping late? Driving slowly? No worries - come anyway
Where: See map for meeting site
How: Click for Directions
Lunch: 12 - Noon: Picnic Style, bring your own or pickup a bite in the numerous shops and stores.
Afternoon: 1:15 - Back to Sketching. We'll move along the path of the map - across Sinatra Drive, up 4th Street then back using Washington Street. Sketch at will as you go.
Show and Tell: We'll finish up at the The Dubliner, 96 River St at the corner of 1st Street to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015
Thanks Jeff for organizing and the leading the charge! I am posting some images of our sketches-these are just some of the creations.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
At the sw corner of Union and Bridge Streets
Weather forecast: Warm and sunny.
Don't forget a good sun hat and folding stool.
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We can stay in the vicinity of the town center. Plenty to draw within a five-minute walk: commercial streets, outdoor restaurants, old canal, views across the Delaware River to New Hope, Pennsylvania.
We will drive a couple miles north for lunch at Prallsville Mills and continue sketching for the afternoon: preserved grain mill buildings, art galleries, railroad trail, canal and views of the Delaware River.
See the previous note for schedule and details. Contact information for me is below. Call to find us if you're running late. Look forward to seeing you.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
One of Forbes “15 Prettiest Towns in America.”
Come for a morning of sketching picturesque streets, historic buildings, canals, art galleries, and views along the banks of the Delaware River.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
This is a re-post from Fred Lynch that I thought was really good and worth sharing. Fred is an Urban Sketcher from the Boston area and will be teaching a workshop during the International Symposium in Singapore this summer:
Pictures of Pictures
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"No one sees the barn," he said finally.
A long silence followed.
"Once you've seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn."
He fell silent once more. People with cameras left the elevated site, replaced by others.
There was an extended silence. The man in the booth sold postcards and slides.
"Being here is a kind of spiritual surrender. We see only what the others see. The thousands who were here in the past, those who will come in the future. We've agreed to be part of a collective perception. It literally colors our vision. A religious experience in a way, like all tourism."
Another silence ensued.
"They are taking pictures of taking pictures," he said.
He did not speak for a while. We listened to the incessant clicking of shutter release buttons, the rustling crank of levers that advanced the film.
"What was the barn like before it was photographed?" he said. "What did it look like, how was it different from the other barns, how was it similar to other barns?" "
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Watercolor, pen & ink and watersoluble crayon on paper 5.5 x 16.0
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Watersoluble crayons and chiku-rin (Isoshizuku) ink on 180lbs paper
The Brause No. 361 "Blue Pumpkin" nib with Brause Bandzug italic nib reservoir attached.