Saturday, March 15, 2014

Gilgo Beach

Like Tobay Beach which I painted yesterday, Gilgo Beach is along Ocean Parkway and is a beach mostly for the residents of the town. They have a bay side and an ocean side. There is a passageway beneath the parkway to get from one side to the other. Gilgo Beach has long been known on Long Island as one of the surfer beaches. Again, I hadn't been to this particular beach before. From the parking area you can also drive along a road to a number of private homes that are along the water...some cottages and some bigger houses. I sat in the car in the parking lot to paint this view of the beach grasses and the back of one of the cottages.


  1. I didn't even realize anyone surfed that far north on the Atlantic coast! Love the painting and the reflections are perfection, Joan!

  2. Hi Joan, I've just been catching up on your blog. You've done so many fantastic things since my last visit I don't know where to start. I loved all your collage work - really pretty! Fantastic paintings of the boat and great portrait of the man with the beard. These beach scenes are lovely! I love the bit of blue peeking through in the previous one. There is no such thing as a private beach in Australia.
    I hope you have totally recovered from your recent injuries you poor thing!
    Are you getting some spring weather yet?

  3. My experience of en plein air for two weeks in Tasmania reinforced my admiration for you artists who get out there every day and capture what is in front of you. Wish they had us paint on the bus some of the days when the conditions were difficult but alas no we struggled on our little fishing stools. I have always admired your commitment and great results Joan

  4. I love this painting, Joan. The reflections in the water is perfect. The marshes in the background is painted beautifully....

  5. Sherry - Long Island is a great place for surfing...if you have a wetsuit. Thanks.

    Wendy - Thanks so much for your nice comments. Yes, I have recovered. The last of my bruises are nearly gone.

    Lorraine - Thanks. Plein air can be delightful or a catastrophe. LOL

    Hilda - Thank you!

  6. Joan - you really out did yourself with the catkins and the shadows under the pier. Your eye for detail makes your work just come alive.