Thursday, November 8, 2012


Before I sketched down by the dock in Bellport yesterday I joined my PALS plein air group at a little park in Brookhaven. What had once been a shady park with beautiful trees over the stream and bridge is now going to be a very sunny location since several of the big trees had to be cut down. That's what I decide to of the stumps from one of those big trees. All the cut trunk pieces and branches were piled over for pickup on the other side of the park.  I was really happy with the way this came out. I posted it on WetCanvas yesterday and someone contacted me and wants to buy it as something to remember the hurricane by. This is about 5 x 6.


  1. Dear Joan catching up on your posts. You have some beautiful sketches. Makes me sad to see the stumps and I can only imagine how much of the landscape is desecrated. Praying the NorEaster passes you by. Take care my friend.

  2. Joan,
    It is a beautiful painting of a beautiful tree stump. I am so very sorry about the trees that had to be cut down. Not too long ago one of my favorite, very old, quite tall and very noble chestnut trees had to be cut down.It used to be right smack dab in the middle of a huge and beautiful corn field near my house. I alway planned on painting it! So I am very happy that you painted this stump. I am thrilled someone bought it as a reminder of the storm and soon the rebirth afterwards!
    Hope all is well soon.
    Take care.
    Hang in there.

  3. It always hurts my heart to see downed trees. I know it is all part of nature. You really have done an awesome job on this piece and I congratulate you on your sale!

  4. Debby - Thanks. We had some snow but it wasn't too bad.

    Michael - Thanks so much!

    Sherry - Thanks. I hate to see them cut down, but safety at this time is most important.

  5. Brilliant -- nothing less than brilliantly done!!!