This past Saturday was the Worldwide Sketchcrawl. My friend, Susan, and I had hoped to meet up with a group sketching in Manhattan, but we didn't hear back from anyone. We decided to stay on Long Island and head to the Planting Fields Aboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. There was a lot there to capture our attention.
Our first stop was the tea house. Here is my painting of it as well as a photo of it.
I finished my painting before Susan, so I walked over to sketch one of the gates that led into the tea house garden.
Next we sketched over by the greenhouse. I did a window there.
Our last stop was to do a landscape. Unfortunately the trees on Long Island have just barely started changing color, but we did our best and used a bit of "artistic license."
Here are the great paintings and sketches that Susan T did. Here is her painting of the tea house. She worked a bit larger than I did and got more of the scene into her painting.
Susan T did a sketch in her moleskin of the decorations and windows of the greenhouse. I love her brickwork.
Susan T's last painting was of a landscape in the same spot I painted.