• Upcomimg Trips

    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • theatre and Concerrts

    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.



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Central Park Trees and Poppy Fields

I take my comfortable canvas chair, some fruit and sandwiches and my paints and plant myself on a hill behind the tennis courts. The location is strategic–It is near the toilets and Carla’s famous coffee in the tennis pavilion! Here is the latest sketch from that point of view:

Central Park Trees

This one was painted in the Conservatory Gardens where benches are available:

Poppy Fields


3 Responses

  1. Gorgeous. I love your work so much, Ben!

  2. Yes, lovely!

    • Bonnie and Valerie.Thank you so much for keeping an eye on me. I’m feeling inspired–I am in the throes of a feverish (and somewhat careless) bout of brush-wielding. In the next couple of days, I will post the messy result.

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