Monday, June 30, 2008

Ellis Island

Here's a plein -aire sketch of Ellis Island from Liberty State Park in Jersey City. It's late afternoon, just before sunset, and the rays of the sun were creating this beautiful shimmering progression in the sky and water, almost like one sees in the Venetian paintings of Moran and Sargeant. That's the Staten Island ferry on the left, plowing it's way back and forth across New York harbor. Brooklyn and the Verrazzano bridge loom in the distance.

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