Thursday, December 13, 2018

Meadow croft and Preserved Foods

Here are my last two paintings for the military project. Next I need to put information on the backs and mail them off to my friend in Chicago who is organizing the project. 

This painting was looking out the driveway of Meadowcroft Estate, a historic property and building in Sayville. 

Last night my sketch group had a theme of "Preserved Foods." Anything in jars, bottles or packages was fair game.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Snowy Look & Bay View

This is the only piece I did for the military project that is a snow theme. It hasn't snowed here in a while so I used one of my previous sketches from Sayville to do this one. 

This one was done down near the Great South Bay in East Patchogue. That is Fire Island off in the distance. Two more to go to reach my total of 20.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Indian Island Paintings

I headed out to Riverhead yesterday to do some Christmas shopping, but promised myself I would go and do 2 paintings for the troops before I shopped. (By the way I bought all of 1 Christmas gift.) I went to a spot called Indian Island County Park which is a park that has campsites and is on the water. Even at this time of year there were a few campers staying there. How do you stay warm in a camper when the temperatures are so cold? Anyway, I parked down by the water facing an inlet and painted in two different directions. As of this morning I had 14 postcards done...and I finished 2 more today.

Monday, December 10, 2018

East End Vineyard

With the show taking place on Saturday and Sunday I didn't have time to go out and paint, so I worked a bit from photos and sketched I had already done as inspiration. This closely resembles a vineyard painting I had done this fall. I did more rows of vines this time and added a house down at the end of the rows.

I was hoping my friend, Jeanne Salucci who organized our PALS show would put up the photo her husband took of all our members at the show, but they haven't posted yet. So here is a photo of me and Jeanne from yesterday and photos of a few of my paintings that were hanging. These photos were taken by my friend, Michele DePaolo.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Firetruck, Flowers and Photos

I've done a few more pieces for the military project. This was done last week in Stony Brook. I was passing a fire station and this truck was outside. I find fire trucks so colorful and interesting, but rarely see them outside where I can sketch them.

The other night I worked from one of my photos to do this painting of gladioli. I had done a similar larger painting of this scene at a farmstand out on the north fork.

Yesterday and today my plein air group, PALS, had our 9th annual exhibit and sale. Here are a few photos of some of the paintings that were done at the many locations we visited this year. In addition to the paintings hanging we had small matted pieces, cards, prints, and I had my tiles, ornaments, and books.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Livingston Street

Livingston Street is located in Bellport. I love the plane trees that line the street with their mottled, sturdy trunks. This will be another one sent to the troops.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Morning By the Bay

Here is another 4 x 7 that will be in my collection of paintings for the troops. This was done in East Patchogue down by the Great South Bay.