A bit of rain did not deter a group of plein air painters capturing the fall color in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan.

New York City may not be the first place one thinks of for plein air painting. But the artists who live there find great inspiration in the buildings and bridges, as well as in the wooded parks and waterways of the Big Apple. And a little weather won’t stop them.

From left, Jane Lloyd, Kenneth Lloyd, and Ella Biondi paint the views from under protection from the drizzling rain

Views of the Cloisters were available for those willing to brave a touch of bad weather, including Elissa Gore, pictured.

Elissa Gore at the easel in Fort Tryon Park

On a recent Sunday, artists and instructor Elissa Gore organized an outing to Fort Tryon Park, a New York City Park that contains The Cloisters, a museum of medieval art affiliated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kenneth Lloyd, Ella Biondi, Jane Lloyd, Gore, and the author’s 3-year-old son embraced the precipitation and painted the vibrant gingkos, maples, and wooded walkways of the 66.5-acre park, which is located at the northern end of Manhattan.


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