I love finding fields filled with color. This was done en plein air last week at Helen's Flower Farm in Riverhead. I asked if I could paint the field and she told me to paint it now, cause it was going to be plowed under after the weekend. This is about 4 x 12.
This month on Wet Canvas there was a challenge to put birds of paradise into an "art neuveau" setting. This was something new for me to try, and the host, Katherine was very convincing. This is my contribution and it is 5 x 7. I'm happy with the way it came out.
On Saturday one of the art groups I belong to, the Wet Paints Studio Group, had a paint out at the Fire Island Lighthouse. The staff was so gracious to us, providing soda and water, and coming out to check on us in our various painting spots on the property. There were 30 artists from Wet Paints who had signed up for the day. I didn't get to see everyone painting, but did get to see some of my frineds as they worked. All the artwork created will be on display in the lightkeeper's cottage for two weeks. If you have a chance, stop in to see it. My thanks to Carol Corbett for organizing the event. Here are a few photos from the day and my two paintings.
I am participating in the Every Day in May challenge on Flickr. At the beginning of the month we received a list of 31 items to sketch, one for each day. I did the sketch of Short Beach as my first item which was a landscape. Here are the next two entries.