Concert Grove Sky (Nico’s Walks Collection)


“Concert Grove Sky” is a mixed media drawing that captures the beauty of the concert grove pavilion in Prospect Park. It features pencil and gouache that depict the trees, blue sky, and historic roof design of the pavilion. The piece has a matted size of 11″ x 14″ with an 8.5″ x 11″ opening and is part of the artist’s “Nico’s Walks” collection.


In stock



This piece, entitled “Concert Grove Sky,” is a part of my “Nico’s Walks” collection and was painted from the bench near the water fountain in the late fall in Prospect Park.

The concert grove pavilion was a delightful subject under the the clear blue sky and warmth of the yellow sun. The roof of the pavilion almost appears like a spaceship, a historic feature of the original design of the park since the 1800s. It had to be rebuilt a few times over the years– recently renovated, yet again– and is a lovely gathering place, a special “center of Prospect Park” according to Olmsted and Vaux.

I used a mixture of pencil and gouache to capture the grove of trees it sits in, with the patch of pure blue sky seen through the trees with snake-like branches reaching out across the scene. The roof of the pavilion is perched on small legs, almost like an insect. Or a darth vader helmet.  Greens, blues, and yellows dominate this artwork, with a pop of red in the trees and flashes of yellow from people walking past in the sun.

mixed media on paper

matted to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame with 8.5″x11″ opening.