Friday, August 31, 2012

Maritime Museum Marsh Views

Last Wednesday the Patchogue Sketch Club met in the early evening at the Maritime Museum in Sayville. Although the museum was closed by the time we met, the grounds stay open. I did this across a 2 page spread in my book for the Sketchbook Project.
Then the sun was starting to set, so I pulled out an ATC (2.5 x 3.5) to paint a bit of that. It is hard to do plein air sunsets. Once the paper gets wet there isn't enough time to let it dry so that each layer still stays it's true color. I'm hoping that doing smaller paintings helps. lol


  1. this is so beautiful, Joan! When I see your makes me so happy to be living here on Long Island!! Beautiful greens!

  2. Nice two-page spread, and good idea doing the tiny ones for a sunset.

  3. Well, I think both pieces are amazing and so well painted, Joan. You've just got plein aire attitude nailed!

  4. Hilda - Thanks. We should meet somewhere to paint.

    Mickey - Thank you. I had to do some of the sunsets.

    Sherry - Thanks so much!