Thursday, December 3, 2020

Rough Water

 The other day we had a storm with really strong winds. The rain stopped by the next day but the winds continued. Watching the bay and the waves breaking on the bulkhead down by Lands End in Sayville was entertaining. It wasn't a good day for sailing!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Lefty Lucy X 2

Somehow I forgot to post my Lefty Lucy Costumed in Quarantine sketches from last week. The days are passing by so quickly. Anyway here are the sketches from last week as well as this week.

First the sketches from last week.

This was the final 20 minute pose.

Here is one of the 10 minute poses.

The top row of poses were 5 minutes and the bottom ones were 10 minutes.

 Here are this Tuesday's sketches. This was the final sketch of the night (20 min).

Some of these are 5 minute poses and the bottom row are 10 minutes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Roaring 20s

This weekend the NYC Urban Sketchers sketched from virtual images from the 1920s. There were a lot of good reference photos to use. I love the fashions and the cars from back then. This one was fun to do!


Monday, November 30, 2020

Small Business Sketch

Here in the USA the Saturday after Thanksgiving is celebrated as "Small Business Saturday." People are encouraged to go out and support the local businesses, and many of them have special sales and offers for customers. I headed over to Sayville where they had a trolley running, musicians performing, and quite a bit of people shopping. Somehow I lucked out and got a parking spot right by this woman's clothing store, Debra Canavan Classics, that had tables of merchandise set up out on the sidewalk. I didn't have to leave the car. It is hard to resist a bargain, so throughout the time I was sketching there was almost always a customer or two browsing. Often their significant other would be standing blocking my view. lol Typical! I am still super cautious about going into stores but did pop into a few that didn't have big crowds. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Shed

 I think I am slowly sketching all the businesses near me. This is a restaurant in Sayville called The Shed. I ate there once before Covid and sat inside. Now when I pass there are usually people seated at the picnic tables outside. The day I sketched this it seemed funny to see these ladies all bundled up in winter jackets and hats, sitting next to an outdoor heater, but under an umbrella. I hope they were warm enough. I don't think I would be comfortable sitting outside like that. I like to be comfortable.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Brussel Sprouts

 Somehow the stalk of Brussel sprouts I bought before Thanksgiving was forgotten and I didn't post it. Sketching this wasn't easy because it is so long. I really needed a panoramic sketchbook to fit this without resorting to using two pages in one of my sketchbooks. Instead I did it in an 11 x 14 sketchbook where I do several sketches on one page. I just marked out an area that looked like it was big enough to fit this. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Dead End

 Living on Long Island provides some nice streets that look down to the water and dead end there, like this one in Sayville.  We have a lot of spots that are small rivers that provide routes in from the bay and lots of marinas and docking for boats.