Last week my friend, Lin, was visiting NY for a few days from her home in North Carolina. She had a spare day to come out sketching with me and our friend, Susan. Susan suggested taking her up to Setauket. Lin was originally from Long Island but now only gets here to visit once a year or so. She hadn't ever been to Setauket. This is one of two bridges at Frank Melville Park. Behind this particular bridge is a grist mill and an estuary that goes out to the bay. It is a really pretty spot to paint and sketch.
Next we went off to lunch...but didn't sketch it. We were too busy talking and catching up on things.
Lin wanted to put her feet in the Atlantic but the best we could do for her was to take her to a small beach in Stony Brook harbor. We sat in the shade and painted the view there.
Here are Lin and Susan sketching from the shade of the trees in Setauket.