Monday, June 5, 2023

View from Pemaquid Seafood

 While visiting my family in Maine we drove down to the Pemaquid area for lunch. We sat on the outside deck at Pemaquid Seafood and I did this sketch of the view. I started it while waiting for the food to be cooked and finished it after we were done eating and the kids were running around. It was strange to be down in that area and not visit the Pemaquid Lighthouse. I guess I will just have to go back.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Family Sketches

I recently took a trip up to Maine to visit with family. My niece, husband, and two little ones were visiting from Australia. I wanted to see them as well as my sister and her family that live up there. I was meeting the kids for the first time and had a lot of fun playing with the 1 year old and the 3 year old.

Kiah was sleeping and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to sketch. Unfortunately my backpack with most of my art supplies was in my trunk because with all the extra people in the house, space for anything was at a premium. I had a Micron pen in my purse so I sketched with that but I wanted color. So I looked around and grabbed some of the markers and crayons that were around. The colors weren't the best choices but they worked.

Quinn meanwhile was relaxing on the couch with his dad playing a video game. I sketched the two of them in pencil and didn't bother trying to add color this time.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Beach Talk

 Recently when I was at the beach two ladies came along and sat on a bench nearby. How could I resist them?

Friday, June 2, 2023

Brookhaven Free Library

 The Brookhaven Free Library is tiny but packs a punch. They often let the South Bay Art Association hold their sketching sessions there. The art group has partnered with the library on a special sketchbook project. Our interested members have purchased 6 x 6 Arteza sketchbooks and are filling them with sketches and artwork.  Your sketchbook can have a theme or not have one...the choice is yours. The sketchbooks will be completed and returned at our annual potluck and election in November, so there is plenty of time to work on them. Then the library is going to catalogue the sketchbooks and keep them as a permanent display at the library. I have completed quite a few pages in mine and this sketch of the library is included. All of my sketches have been done on location and are of the local area.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Hallockville Farm's Felt and Fiber Festival

 Recently Hallockville Farm in Riverhead advertised that they were having a Felt & Fiber Festival with sheep shearing and other assorted events. I thought it might be fun to sketch. Finding a spot to stand by the pen with a good view of what was happening wasn't easy. The woman doing the shearing was from the Long Island Yarn and Farm in Yaphank. I showed her the sketch when it was finished and she took a photo of it. She also invited me to come to her farm any time to sketch or paint, but to just call ahead to make sure there was someone there to let me in.

Later in the day she was going to shear one of her llamas. It would have been fun to watch but it was too long of a wait until she was doing it again. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Olish's Farm

I like going to Olish's Farm in Eastport. They always have such wonderful baskets of flowers outside. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Blue House on the Hill

Port Jeff is a fun place to sketch houses if you can find parking. I lucked out near this blue house and sat across from it. Whenever I sit on a hill to paint or sketch I pray that I don't drop anything and have to go chasing it down the hill. lol