Last week my friend, Lin from North Carolina was up in my area visiting family. We made plans to get together and paint out on the east end. Our start was a little slow due to a traffic snarl, but we headed out. We made a stop or two along the way looking for autumnal inspiration and stopped in Cutchogue when we saw the color of the trees and the steeples on two churches. This particular steeple is now part of the Cutchogue Library. We lucked out that it was a sunny, fairly warm day so we were able to sit out in chairs on the grass and paint. Once we finished we went into the library to see how it looked on the inside and found that there was an art show in the gallery. We also had lunch at the Cutchogue Diner and then walked around the stores in the tiny town. It was great to see Lin again and catch up on what has been going on. Hopefully we can get together again soon!!
Today is Veteran's Day. In honor of that I am posting two paintings I did in the past.
The first is a sketch of last year's Veterans Day ceremony in Sayville.
The second is the painting I did from a photo of my father-in-law and his medals from World War II.
My thanks to all the men and woman who have served in the armed forces. They and their families have given so much to our country. Thank you so much!