Saturday, November 24, 2012

Smith Point Beach

I finally took a ride down to the beach that I go to most often in the summer to see what it was like after the hurricane. As you can see in my sketch, a great deal of the sand is eroded under the concrete walkways. The previous storms had eroded a lot of sand even up to the wall. But now it is eroded past the wall and around the side, breaking up some of the concret path itself. In front of the food pavillion was a big staircase leading to the beach. Only a few pilings are still standing ...none of the staircases or railings. The beach is much shorter too. To the right of what you see here were dunes that were about 15-20 feet high. They are totally gone. The water had come over the dunes into the bbq area and wiped away everything.
The surfers yesterday were having a great time. I think the floor of the ocean in front of the beach has probably changed and is producing different waves. I don't know if that is good for them or not, but they were out there checking it out yesterday.
On another note I am pleased to announce that my work will be hanging in a few places next month.
First is our annual PALS Plein Air Show on Dec. 8th and 9th.
Here is an invite in case you are in the area.
My work will also be going into the Fiedler Gallery on Main Street in Greenport, NY. Rich Fiedler has his work in the gallery downstairs and rents wall space to artists upstairs in the building. Two friends of mine have been sharing a section of one of the walls with other artists they knew. The other artists are dropping out and I will be sharing the wall with Jeanne Salucci and Chris Taylor starting December 1. I will post some photos once we have the new arrangement hung at the gallery.
Wish me luck!


  1. Hi Joan! Hope your thanksgiving was marvelous!! OUrs was terrific - tiring, but good. I LOVE this painting -- oh my the changes you are recording -- they are priceless to be sure. I hope that you will be showing some of these!

    BEST of good luck at the show, Joan!!! I'll be thinking of you!!! WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU!

  2. You did an incredible job with this painting, Joan!! So sad, but you captured it well. I love how you painted the fence!!!
    I put Greenport on my calendar..I'm not sure if I can make it but just know I will do everything in my power to see your work there!!

  3. Love the beach scene, Joan. I can't imagine surfers surfing in cold water! Brrrrr.... congratulations on your new venture and I wish you much luck with it!

  4. Dear Joan - this is almost a bittersweet sketch when you think of the beach and all that has changed. Congratulations on the the note that you are showing your lovely art - this is the best news and so well deserving. Thank you for visiting my blog - hope you have a wonderful Sunday - God Bless You!

  5. Lin - Thanks so much! Wish you could be here too.

    Hilda - Thank you. We have to meet some day.

    Sherry - Thanks. I don't have to personally be at the gallery so I can still go out painting.

    Debbie - Thanks so much!