Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dahlia Garden

On Tuesday my plein air group went to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum to paint at the dahlia garden. It is such a great location to paint. This is 8 x 10. 
Since then I have been very busy getting ready for my upcoming trip. We leave tomorrow so this will be my last post for a while unless I can find somewhere along the way to upload a photo.  I am ready with sketchbooks and sheets of watercolor paper and hope to sketch and paint every step of the way. If I can't post I will see you in a few weeks. Ciao!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Susan

This boat, The Susan, has been docked down at the Sayville dock on and off for quite a while. 
It is always a fun boat to sketch.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

People, People, People

Luckily it was nice the last few weeks and I was able to get to the beach a lot.
I sketched a lot of people there sometimes just directly in ink...

...and sometimes adding watercolors.

And sometimes with no ink at all.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bellport Sailboat and Sunset

Last Wednesday the Patchogue Sketch Club met down by the dock in Bellport. There are always some sailboats pulled up on the beach like this one. The sun is starting to set so much earlier now. I tried to leave the sky until nearly last so I could put some color into it.

We were there long enough for me to do a small sketch of the Bellport Yacht Club and the sun setting behind it. The colors were soft in the sky in this direction which is southeast.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rampasture View

On Tuesday my PALS plein air group met at a house on Rampasture Road in Hampton Bays. It was a super hot day so most of us stayed tucked in the shade to keep cool. I sat the furthest back because I wanted part of this charming house to be part of my painting. I can just imagine sitting in the house which had views of the cove in front of it and then views all the way across the bay to the ocean.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


These were a gift from my friends Jeanne and Chris when I had my solo exhibit in August.
I did this as a continuous line drawing and then added inktense pencils.

Friday, September 5, 2014

At the Beach Again!

I am still doing my "direct in ink" sketches at the beach. Some come out better than others. People are in such strange positions with foreshortening that is difficult to figure out. lol

Sometimes I sketch people that are actually sitting together.

Sometimes I just sketch unrelated subjects.