Sometimes I just drive around in areas that have older houses like this one in Islip. I find that they have a lot of character.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
All of these sketches were done for a scavenger hunt over on Creative Spark.
This covered two items...a fence and something from nature.
Friday, February 23, 2024
There are a few canals in Blue Point. This one runs through a small park near Flo's. I was able to park right along the side of it. There was a woman sitting next to her car and feeding the gulls so I quickly sketched a few of them into the scene while they were swooping down to grab what she was tossing.
Thursday, February 22, 2024
I had mail to take to the post office the other day, so after I dropped it off I sat in the post office parking lot in Holbrook to paint this snowy view. The snow has lasted longer than I expected. This was done in my Strathmore Toned Beige Sketchbook. White gouache was added for the snow.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
We had a second snowfall recently. Depending on where you are on the south shore towns got somewhere between 2-5 inches of snow. I headed out in my mobile studio and ended up down by The Grange in Sayville. There were a lot of people sledding but I couldn't get close enough to sketch there from my car. I did park near the historic buildings and got a bit of a view.
Monday, February 19, 2024
On the weekend the car wash is a busy place, and following a snowstorm it is even busier as so many people come out to get the grit and salt off their cars. Washville in Bayport was quite busy. I used artistic license to leave out the line of cars entering the premises on the right. I found a parking space in a lot across the street which had a fairly good view of the place. I just had my view blocked a bit every time the light down the street turned red. lol