Friday, August 30, 2013

Blue Point Sunsets

The Patchogue Sketch Club met at the end of Blue Point Avenue at the dock to sketch on Wednesday evening. We moved up the sketching time from 6:30 to 6 because it is getting darker earlier. Sigh!
I sketched a view of the beach there from the dock.

Then I did a few more ATC sunrises. I have about 13 of them done this summer...maybe I can do a series of them. For these I tape them to a board with some double sided tape and paint with a regular brush, not my waterbrush. The waterbrush makes the paper much too wet. As it is it doesn't dry fast enough. As soon as I get one nearly done I move to the next one, until I have 3 going at once. Then I can move back and forth between them. The foreground is never dry enough when I want to paint it so I usually darken it when I get home and the paper is dry.


  1. These are really beautiful watercolors, Joan. I love the pink/lavenders in the sky! Absolutely beautiful!! It is definitely getting darker faster and I can't believe it..
    not that I don't like Autumn ..but the winter is too long for me!!! lol....

  2. Some more nice skies Joan. I like your system. I think Monet used to do that with his "Haystacks" etc!!

  3. Love the foregrounds in the last three pieces and as always, your waterscape is just so lovely!

  4. Hilda - Thanks. I agree about the winter being too long.

    Kevin - Thank you. I have to work fast on these.

    Sherry - Thanks so much.

    Polly - Thank you!