Friday, November 21, 2014

Carousel Horse

The other evening the Patchogue Sketch Club was meeting at the Sun Vet Mall in Holbrook for our weekly sketch outing. At this time of year we need to have an indoor location. I wasn't looking forward to it because it is one of those small malls that all the stores are pulling out of. It isn't scenic at all. Imagine my surprise to find that along with the Santa setup they brought in a carousel and a Christmas train ride. Lucky for us nothing was operating yet, so the carousel wasn't moving and I was able to sketch the horse that was right in front of me. (I have sketched moving carousels before and they are not easy...a different horse or creature stops in front of you each time. lol) We do plan to go back and sketch Santa or the train another time.


10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! (I have a friend who paints the actual carousel horses over here when they need repair or renovating) :-)

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  2. While not the most exciting ride ever, carousels are just my favorite; the prettiest of all carnival rides. Such an iconic piece of equipment and I always love artist's renderings of them! Beautiful!

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  3. A lovely rendition Joan - a coup coming across one that was stationary.I love all your recent paintings of autumn colours and the photos of you a few posts back doing your presentation are great!

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  4. You did a great job with a wonderful subject, Joan. Not easy when it's moving...lol...... I miss Nunley's in Baldwin...that was a beautiful amusement park with a Carousel that was moved somewhere out East?!

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  5. Okay Joan! I am so thrilled with this Carousel Painting! If I were to have a favorite of my many favorites of your work this would be it! Can't have favorites! They are all wonderful! I so love this painting for so many reasons! You are so very talented! Bravissimo for this joyful and so well done watercolor!
    Your Lover Of Carousels Art Buddy!
    Michael

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  6. Just such a colourful and fun capture

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  7. ...yep, carousel ponies are super inspiring, I just get giddy trying to keep up wiv me subject, lol, this is lovely :-)

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  8. Thanks, thanks, thanks! I appreciate all your comments. Thank goodness it wasn't moving! lol

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