Monday, May 2, 2016

Mc Sorley's Old Ale House

My second sketch last Saturday when I met the NYC Urban Sketchers was of Mc Sorley's Old Ale House. There were a lot of people out front at times. I just sketched a few. I think it is part of a bar tour so people would go in, come out, take photos, and move on to the next bar next door. Mark is sitting there on his stool sketching the same view.

I am participating in the Every Day in May challenge.  Anyone is welcome to join in. There is a Facebook group as well as a Flickr group where people post their sketches. Here are my sketches for May 1st & May 2nd.

If you are interested in participating here is the list. It is a lot of fun and there is no pressure. You can post on the Facebook page if you join or on the Flickr page.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cooper Union

Last weekend I joined the NYC Urban Sketchers down near Cooper Union. When we got to the city it was drizzling so a few of us squashed ourselves under an overhang across from the building to sketch it. Those windows were a nightmare! lol

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Arboretum Pink

I did make another trip to paint the pink trees at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale. I just couldn't resist the pink trees there.

It has been a long month. Here is a link to my final sketched page in my "fake" aquarium journal.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pink Blossoms

My thanks to everyone for the condolences and support. It helps a lot.

Last week I just had to go out and do an actual 8 x 10 painting of the trees in bloom when I found a little free time. I had the morning off from caring for my FIL so I headed over to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and asked the workmen where there were dark pink trees in bloom. This was the perfect spot.

I am down to the last 2 days of sketches for my "fake" journal. Here is the link to today's entry.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Sad Note & the Boathouse

On a sad note, this morning my family had a big loss. My father-in-law lost his battle with cancer. He was 95 and lived a very active, full life. He touched so many people as he journeyed here on earth. I hope he is at peace now with all the family and friends that went before him. RIP, Pop!

Last Wednesday, my sketch group did our first outdoor sketching session in a very long time by the water in Blue Point. It was almost warm enough to sit outside I was frozen by the time I finished this as the sun was going down. Then I needed to hop in my car and warm up.

International Fake Journal Month is nearly over. Here is the link to my next entry. Please stop by and visit.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tulips in Ink and Watercolor

The other day I was at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum to paint a flowering tree. I also found some lovely tulips that I sketched.

My "fake" blog about the aquarium only has a few more days. Please come and visit.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sideshow Sketch Night

A week ago last Friday my sketching friends and I went to another Sideshow Sketch Night held at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue. This time we sketched Cheeky Lane in her costumes...and later not so much in her costumes. lol

Separately each of these were done in about 5 minutes. Cheeky designed her costumes and she is a burlesque performer.

Again these were 5 minute poses.

This time it was a 10 minute pose.

This was done of one of the longer, 20 minute poses.

This one was done for a contest where you had to make it look like a poster advertising her show. Prizes are given to the winners.

Today's entry for my "fake" aquarium journal is here.