Monday, October 14, 2019

Inktober Day 14 - Hidden Buildings

When my FIL was alive he loved going to this restaurant called the 56th Fighter Squadron at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. It was designed like a French Style Allied Headquarters Farmhouse and transported you back to the era of big band music and the military. My FIL was in the Air Force during WW II and really enjoyed the place. It closed back in 2013 and the buildings sit there in some disrepair hidden by foliage that has pretty much taken over. I was in the area today and took a drive to see if it was still standing. I guess eventually it will be knocked down but at the present time it is still standing (almost), so I used it for the location of my Inktober Day 14 sketch.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Inktober Day 13 - Fall Decorations

Today I sketched the fall decorations at Olish's Farm in Eastport. There were pumpkins everywhere! I was definitely feeling the spirit of autumn. This little girl was all set with her pumpkin.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Inktober Day 12 - Port Jeff Views

My friend, Suzala and I met in Port Jeff today to paint, but before I did any painting I made sure to get my Inktober Day 12 sketch done. It was a cold day and we walked all the way out to the end of a dock near the ferry terminal. It gave us this view and the building we sat in front of blocked the wind for us so it wasn't too cold...but we were both wearing several layers of clothes.

I used my Elegant Writer pen and my Lamy filled with permanent ink for this one. My white gel pen came in handy too.
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Of course my fingers were itching to do the scene in color so I did a small painting that was about 4 x 5.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Inktober Day 11 - Ticket Booth

 I was heading home yesterday after visiting my friends upstate and then in Massachusetts and hadn't done an Inktober sketch yet. I only had a short time to stop somewhere. My plan was to stop at the Milleridge Inn Restaurant and see if any of the chickens were loose in the parking lot...but they weren't cooperating. They were too busy eating. I did notice that the buildings and area behind the restaurant were being decorated for some kind of fall festival. There were workmen putting up decorations so I sat in my mobile studio facing one of the ticket booths they had already set up. I used my Elegant Writer pen and some diluted ink to shade this.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Inktober Day 10 - Buddha

I spent the last two days visiting friends north of me. When I was going up to visit the closer friend she wasn't going to be available until after 4:00 so I decided to google her town and find a place where I could sketch earlier in the day and avoid the traffic in the afternoon. The Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY popped up. It sounded interesting. The monastery supposedly has the largest indoor statue of a Buddha in the Western Hemisphere. It was big!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Inktober Day 9 - Bellport Dock View

I stopped by the Bellport dock the other day and decided to sketch the gazebo and the sailboat on the beach for my Inktober Day 9 sketch.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Inktober Day 8 - Fruit and Veggies

One good thing about liking to eat fruit and veggies is that it always provides sketching materials.
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