Friday, August 10, 2012

Patchogue Shores

The other night the Patchogue Sketch Club met at Patchogue Shores down by the bay. My friend, Roseanne, let us into her development's private beach.

First I did a small painting of the shrubs and foliage.
But I kept checking behind me where the clouds were really making the sky look special. So when I finished the first painting I turned around to paint the sky. At first it was very muted.
Then it got a bit more color. Unfortunately watercolors are not the best medium to use for sunsets on a damp night, because the paper doesn't dry and you can't get really dark colors. And it bleeds! lol I did my best at the time.
Finally I gave up and watched my friends who were working in pastel and oil paints. They were much more successful at capturing the color. Here are a few of them.
First is Chris DeMauro.
Next is Gina Lento.
Of course the sky just kept getting better.
And better!


  1. Love your paintings and seeing the others working.

  2. Your paintings are great and love those pictures of the sunsets..gorgeous!

  3. What a treat to see your paintings as well as your colleagues working on theirs. And that last photo of the sunset! Wow!

  4. I personally like the way the watercolor worked in your sunset. I think it is beautiful, Joan!

  5. Thanks Ann, Hilda, Carol, and Sherry!

  6. Absolutely wonderful!!! Looks windy -- but you prevailed to create another series of beautiful work!!!

  7. Dear Joan you are so right with watercolor - it is so much more difficult to capture the deeper colors. Love you pictures of the sky - especially the sunset one. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wonderful colours Joan! The colours of a setting sun change so fast, but you have got great images!