The other night the Patchogue Sketch Club met at Patchogue Shores down by the bay. My friend, Roseanne, let us into her development's private beach.
First I did a small painting of the shrubs and foliage.
But I kept checking behind me where the clouds were really making the sky look special. So when I finished the first painting I turned around to paint the sky. At first it was very muted.
Then it got a bit more color. Unfortunately watercolors are not the best medium to use for sunsets on a damp night, because the paper doesn't dry and you can't get really dark colors. And it bleeds! lol I did my best at the time.
Finally I gave up and watched my friends who were working in pastel and oil paints. They were much more successful at capturing the color. Here are a few of them.
First is Chris DeMauro.
Next is Gina Lento.
Of course the sky just kept getting better.