Thursday was the second day of the plein air event, "Paint the Great South Bay." The gallery where we are hosting the show is in Bellport, so I decided to spent my day there doing local scenes. There is a house that I sketched several years ago that I always wanted to go back and do a painting of....and now was my chance. I set up my easel and materials across the street from the house and painted away for about 2 1/2 hours. The woman in the house came out twice to her car that was parked in the driveway and then a third time drove out of the driveway and right past me. Wouldn't you at least wave to a person who is obviously painting your house? It seemed strange.
Here is my 8 x 10 painting titled "South Shore Charm." This is one of the pieces that I ended up putting into the show.
Here it is on the easel with the house behind it.
My friend from SBAA came by to take photos for our organization of the artists she could find. (We were all posting our locations on the Facebook page for Paint the Great South Bay. Here is the photo Michele DiPaolo took of me.
I stopped at the Paper Cup Studio in town to eat my lunch and cool off. It was a hot, humid day! Then I headed out to do a second painting. This is also 8 x 10 and is of one of the local restaurants...Porters. Because this was in town it was more difficult to sketch because cars kept coming and parking in front of it. We could only put in 3 paintings, so this one is not in the show.