Monday, August 24, 2015

Paint the Great South Bay 2015 - Part II

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.


  1. Great to see you in action, Joan! Must've been a fun show!

  2. What a wonderful rendition of this house! You mastered those shutters off the shutters and I love the whole overall soft feel of this piece. The Porters piece is well done too; I marveled at the railing work especially; so perfect!

  3. Tina, it was a lot of fun, but the artists are spread over a very wide area and you don't get to see too many of the other people working. Thanks.

    Sherry, thank you!

  4. I love how you cropped the house in the composition and what a beautiful job on the details! I love the second piece too, hard choice! You really look great out there! If you were in front of my house, I would have loved to watch you paint!