Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3rd Place

I received the 3rd place ribbon for watercolors at the South Bay Art Association's Member's Show this past weekend. I was rather excited.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ralph's Italian Ices

The other night my friend, Susan, wanted to paint Ralph's Italian Ices in Patchogue. I'm always up for painting something colorful. The stand in the back of a parking lot with spaces facing in right in front of it. We put our chairs in the space for the best view, and then I parked my car right behind our chairs so nobody would come zipping into the space and run us over. It worked perfectly! This is 4 x 6.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fantasy Flowers

This was painted the other night at Fantasy Flowers, a nursery in Patchogue. They really had the best flowers!!! This is 5 x 7.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Susan's Poppies

Yesterday morning my friend, Susan, invited me over to paint the poppies in her garden in Patchogue. They were just beautiful with some of their heads facing the sun and some bashful and shy facing downward. The colors were just wonderful!!! Her garden has so manyinteresting spots to paint. If I lived there I would be outside all day painting. Many, many thanks for sharing your treasured spot and your company with me, Susan.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This was done at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum the same day as I painted the wisteria. This is 4 x 4.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wisteria on the Porch

This was painted in plein air on Saturday at the Bayard Cutting Arboreum in Great River. I was afraid I had missed the wisteria in bloom, and it is so beautiful there at that time of year. This is 5 x 7.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Northport Charm

Yesterday I did some plein air painting with my friends, Susan and Roseanne. We went to Northport which had some really beautiful houses. This was one of my favorites. The painting is 5 x 8.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mill House

I went over to Lower Yaphank Lake the other day. I painted the lovely view of the Mill House.
 This is 4 x 6.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Boat on the Grass & Spring Greens

On Wednesdays the Patchogue Sketch Club meets at a location near us. This week we went to the Maritime Museum in Sayville. It had been raining on and off all day, but I knew there were spots to paint where you could sit in your car. I got there about 4:30 and started the painting of the boat. By 5:00 it was raining so hard that it looked like a monsoon. My friend, Susan, pulled up in her van, but it was raining too hard to switch vehicles. By the time I finished the boat the rain had let up a bit and I joined Susan in her van. She was facing an area that is part of the golf course, so I did a second painting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vanderzalm Greenhouse

My PALS plein air group met yesterday to paint. Luckily Jean Salucci picked a spot that offered indoor painting, because it was pouring outside. Vanderzalm Greenhouses in Bellport had a number of colorful buildings to paint in. This was my favorite. This painting is 8 x 10.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

View from the Pool

We were away over the weekend for a wedding in Ohio. We stopped overnight on the way back at a hotel in Maryland that had this colorful view from the indoor pool to the outside. This is 4 x 6.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Garden at the Hotel

This weekend I was in Ohio for a wedding, but managed to get a few sketches done. This was done in the garden of the hotel in watercolors and ink. This is 4 x 6.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Islip Grange, Sayville

On Wednesday the Patchogue Sketch Club met at the Islip Grange in Sayville. There are a few buildings that are fun to sketch and the spring greens and yellows were just perfect. This is 4 x 6.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Avalon Park View

Yesterday the PALS Plein Air group met at Avalon Park in Stony Brook to paint. There were a lot of different views and I found this one of the house overlooking a small area of the lake. This is 8 x 10.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Peconic Herb Farm

On Sunday a friend and I went to the Peconic Herb Farm in Riverhead for the day. There was a lot to paint, so I'm sure I'll return again. This is 5 x 8.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Village Way, Port Jefferson

This is another 5 x 8 painting I did in Port Jefferson the other day.
This is Village Way.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I drove up to Port Jefferson yesterday to do some plein air painting. This is a bakery just across from the water. The painting is 5 x 8 in my moleskin. They had the most delicious chocolate rugelach.Yum!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gas Up

This is another ATC that I did for someone in the WetCanvas "Water" exchange. It was done down near the ferry docks in Sayville.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Along the Marsh

I am doing an ATC exchange on WetCanvas and this was done as one of my paintings. It is 2.5 x 3.5 and painted in watercolors from one of my own photos take up in Cape Cod.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This is the portrait I painted at the SBAA group yesterday. It is 5 x 7.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flowers at the Arboretum

This is another paintig I did at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum this weekend. This is 4 x 6.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Butterfly Magnolia

This is a small painting I did of a butterfly magnolia at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale yesterday. I'm glad I went because I'm sure these delicate flowers wouldn't have lasted much longer. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cherry Blossoms by the Lake

This is the last of my paintings from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. This is 4 x 5.

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