Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tulip Sketches

 I bought some potted tulips for Easter, and as usual they were fair game for sketches. I did one of the entire set of them and then just a single tulip. I am also working on a larger painting of them which I'll post when it is finished. They are still in their pot looking very shriveled and ready for the trash...but I may just have to sketch them one more time. lol

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Forsythia 2

 For this sketch I pulled onto the edge of an empty field when I saw the forsythia. This was somewhere in Oakdale.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Forsythia 1

 Right now the forsythia is in full bloom here on Long Island. I love seeing all the yellow bushes. Of course it seems the most scenic areas are usually along highways or where you can't stop to sketch. lol I did find a view right around the corner from me with forsythia in front of a house.

Sunday, April 11, 2021


I was at a farmstead recently and they had a table of hyacinths. They always make me think of spring. Usually I see just purple ones but they had a lot of pink ones too. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021


Although the trees are starting to flower there are still a lot of areas where the winter browns are still showing. I like how the white birches interrupt the browns. This was done in Brookhaven.


Friday, April 9, 2021

Arboretum Pink

This week I took a ride back to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. I was hoping that more of the flowers would be in bloom and was pleasantly surprised to see that some of the trees had pink buds on them already. I think this is a star magnolia.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lefty Lucy as a Kitty

Tuesday night Lefty Lucy posed as a kitty.  I think she could pose in anything and still be fun to sketch.

Two 10 minute sketches.

The final pose for 20 minutes.