Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inktober - Day 22 & Farm Stand

I am on the road right now heading to Texas. We are going to visit some friends down there, make a stop in Nashville on the way back, and finally visit family in Georgia before heading back home. So my sketching and painting may not be as prolific as usual. lol Maybe tomorrow I'll do a little painting while Jerry is driving.
My Inktober #22 sketch was done yesterday down along the water in Patchogue and I finished it just before it started to rain. We hardly had any rain the entire summer but that's how our road trip started today...rain from home until the middle of Pennsylvania. Right now we are in Roanoke, Va where it is much colder than I expected!!!
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On Tuesday my plein air group painted at Andrews Farm in Wading River. It was the second time in a week that I went there to paint. Usually I paint one of the views outside, but this time I did the collection of veggies on display. I know that since I took this photo I added a few more darks and some white writing on the tags so the painting has changed slightly.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Inktober - Day 21 & Central Park Boat Basin

This sketch was done at Sunken Meadow State Park. This is a favorite rock of the birds there.
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This is the third sketch I did in Central Park last weekend. We sat right by the boat basin and the remote control boats were fun to watch.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Inktober - Day 20 & City Building

I can't believe Inktober is nearly 2/3 gone already. I did another sketch using my handy twig. This was done down by the beach in Sayville.
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 Below is another view I did from the Conservatory Garden looking out toward Fifth Ave. The building was just barely peeking out above the trees.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Inktober - Day 19 & Central Park I

Yesterday my plein air group was painting at a farm stand out in Wading River. My painting isn't quite finished so I will post that in the future. When I packed up for the day I grabbed by sketchbook to do my Inktober 19 sketch. One of my artist friends was still working at her easel so I sketched her.
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On Sunday 2 friends and I went into the city to Central Park to sketch. We started out at the Conservatory Garden, a formal garden up along 5th Ave and 105 St. It had a lot of pretty views.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Inktober - Day 18 & Painting in Greenport

Here is another ink sketch done with a stick. The different edges of the whittled point give different textures. It is a fun way to work.This was sketched at The Grange in Sayville which has replicas of some historical buildings.
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When I post the Inktober sketches I keep forgetting to also post the sketches/paintings I am doing in addition to the Inktober ones. My friend and I went out to Greenport which is on the tip of the north fork of Long Island. There is a nice area with a boatyard but it was just too windy to sit there. We decided to sketch houses instead. There are some great ones in the town.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Inktober Days 16 & 17

Somehow I missed posting yesterday's Inktober sketch, so I'll do two today.

This was sketched by the Sayville dock using a stick (really a chopstick that I had whittled to a point). I wanted to see if I got better results using the narrow tip than I had been getting with the original twig I was using. The jury is still out. lol
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This was sketched in the Conservancy Garden in Central Park and is part of a sculpture around a fountain there. I used my preppie pen with permanent ink as well as my Elegant Writed to get some bleeding for shading.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inktober - Day 15 - On the LIRR

These sketches were done while riding into NYC on the Long Island Railroad. I left them as simple ink and wash sketches with no added color.
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