My friend LuAnn Thompson owns Bellport Arts in Bellport. The shop does framing and matting and sells some artwork and assorted merchandise. She also does art exhibitions from time to time.
The shop is right next door to the Phoenix Gallery where I sat in September while our SBAA members show was going on. I had painted the view out the window of the streetlight with flowers and the store across the street. When LuAnn saw the painting she said nobody ever sketches her shop, so I knew I had to give it a try. I went there last week right before Halloween and all the trees in the town were decorated with unusual scarecrows. I sat in my car to get enough distance to see the shop and the scarecrow in front of it. I had this finished but didn't want to post this until I showed it to LuAnn which I did today. She just loved it!!! She noticed all the details I had put in...the two signs over the door, and the painting in the window. It was a big hit!