New York City, where superlatives often collide. Members of the Salmagundi Club and their guests gathered in Central Park to paint the historic restaurant Tavern on the Green.
Lead Image: Gloria Shepherd depicts the iconic red awning of Tavern on the Green, in New York’s Central Park.
The Salmagundi Club is expanding into plein air painting in a significant way, with frequent forays into the New York City area and plans for expansion nationwide. On a recent Saturday, a group from Salmagundi fanned out around the landmark restaurant in the park near 66th Street to capture the architecture and natural setting. Roger Rossi, the Salmagundi Club official who organizes the plein air paint-outs, reports that their program will spread to the West Coast this month, when member Grace Schlesier hosts a paint-out in San Diego’s Balboa Park on October 29.
For now, Rossi is enjoying another successful outing in the Big Apple. “The ‘Salmagundi and their Friends’ paint-out in Central Park at Tavern on the Green was well attended and offered great subjects to paint for the second event of the Fall 2015 season,” says Rossi. “Works were done in oils, watercolors, pastels, and graphite.”