Monday, September 4, 2017

Reese's 1900 Pub

On Saturday morning Paint the Great South Bay had a Quick Draw Event. I'm not sure why it is called a quick draw since it wasn't quick. The idea was that we would have our canvas or paper stamped in the morning. Then we could start painting at 9am and had to be back in front of the Patchogue Theater at noon. We could paint anywhere in the designated area but if you were going any distance it would cut into your painting time. 

I had checked out the town the other morning to see which buildings might have light and shadows on them. I liked the way Reese's 1900 Pub looked, but apparently so did several other artists. Four of us were painting pretty much the same scene but we were all using different mediums or standing in different locations. This was my view. Except for about 3 minutes there was no sunshine or shadows...so much for all that planning. lol


And this is the painting I did.

You can see three of us were lined up along the same side of the street. One artist, Larry, was up the block tucked into a store entrance.

(Left to right: me, Linda Davison Mathues, Cindy Fox) Photo by Laurie Devlin

 Here are two of the other artists working on their paintings.

Cindy Fox (photo by Laurie Devlin)

Linda Davison Mathues (photo by Laurie Devlin)

Pauline Hazard (Photo by Laurie Devlin)

At noon we went back to the front of the Patchogue Theater and if necessary matted and framed our work. Then they were placed on our easels for the public to view them and vote on them.

We hung around for about an hour while passersby were given tickets to vote on their choice for the quick draw winner. Larry Johnston was declared the winner. I came in second.

Left to right: Gina Lento, Krystle DiNicola, Frank Zambrano, Cindy Fox

I don't have a photo of Larry's finished painting but here is a photo of him painting it that morning.

Larry Johnston (Photo by Laurie Devlin)


12 comments:

  1. I really enjoy seeing your work in progress on the easel... it helps me see your painting process. I'm a pretty fast sketcher, but I don't think I could stand the pressure of having to be done at a certain time! Congrats on getting second place!

    - Tina

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    1. Thanks, Tina. We did have 3 hrs to finish.

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  2. I love seeing your set up Joan, your painting is beautiful! I enjoy seeing your group,it looks like a fun event.

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    1. Celia, thanks. It was a lot of fun and the people were great.

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  3. Painting together is so much fun. You have mastered the art of quick draw events! This is a perfect painting!

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    1. Jo, I couldn't understand why they call it a quick draw if you have 3 hrs. lol Thanks!

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  4. Joan such a great sketch. Such a delight to see you working and also others doing the same. Wondering if Reese's Pub is a good place to eat? Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I was told they have great burgers.

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  5. Too bad there was no sun but you did a great job Joan. Another super day for you!

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    1. Val, I took a quick photo when the sun came out so I could see where showers should go. Thanks so much.

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  6. What an interesting post. First - I love your painting, especially the way you did the bricks and all the windows.
    Congratulations on winning second.
    I enjoyed getting the feel of the occasion with your words and pics.
    Such a good group to be with.

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  7. Reading this was almost like looking over your shoulder, thanks for sharing. Your pic turned out great and I bet you only missed winning by a hair. This was a really neat event.

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