Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bellport Garden Tour & #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 Quickie

Today was the Bellport Garden Tour. This year it only included homes with pools. There were 6 gardens but I only saw the ones I was assigned to. I had 2 hours to pick a scene and paint it in each garden.

The first garden's pool area attracted me...I was ready to dive in.

The second property had a pool and assorted small buildings and quirky things around the back of the pool. One was an aviary, one was a storage building, and one was a small guest cottage. Believe it or not, this building below is a storage area. I don't know what is stored inside, but I thought it was nice enough to live in. Don't you love the dog statue in front of it?

Both of the paintings above were drawn in pencil first, so I hadn't completed my day 9 direct watercolor painting for the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 yet. I decided to paint something that would have a dual fit the challenge and be something on the WetCanvas Scavenger Hunt which I'm hosting. This qualified as "something sweet."


  1. Wow, you did like four challenges in one day!! You're amazing!

    - Tina

  2. Sweet!!! There's that organic feel to that last painting. Very nice.

  3. Great pieces Joan. I was incredibly impressed at first as I though you had done the first two direct bu tI was still impressed when you said you used pencil first - lol. Has the Wet canvas hunt just started or did I miss some posts?

    1. Val, thanks. I was tempted to try these directly in watercolor but with the architectural details decided to pass on it. I don't always post my sketches for the WetCanvas hunt here. A new one just started today if you want to join in.