Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Andrews Family Farm

I am going to go out of secquence a bit and post what I painted today with the PALS Plein Air group. We were lucky enough to be invited to the R & M Andrews & Sons Family Farm & Greenhouses 
in Wading River. When I say the owners bent over backwards for us I am not kidding.Water and donuts were even provided for us. My thanks to Denise Andrews for the tour and opening your farm to us. There was so much to choose from but I focused on the farmstand itself.
The flowers and vegetables had so much color.
This is 8 x 10.

We had a pretty good turnout today. Here is a photo of me with my work.

And with the scene I was painting.

I did catch some of the other artists busy at work.
Here is Linda.




And Chris

I missed getting photos of Rosamaria and Mary who were painting at the back of the farm.

I am hoping that we will return there soon.


  1. What a beautiful scene, Joan. I love all the colors and all the wonderful details in this farmstand. Wonderful work.

  2. Its always fun to come here to see what you have been working on. I don't know how you get so many paintings done. this is a lovely painting. Looks like everyone had fun.

  3. Wonderful painting! What a fun gathering. Looks like you are still enjoying sunshine... Not us! :-(

  4. Wow! Looks like you are still getting nice weather; here too. Looks an awesome place to paint and I love your focus on the farm stand itself.

  5. Hilda - Thank you. You know how great the farmstands are out east here.

    Chris - Thanks. I try to paint or sketch something outdoors every day even if I have to sit in my car to do it.

    Tina - Thank you. We are supposed to have temps in the 80s today...beach weather. lol

    Sherry - We have been really lucky that the weather has stayed so nice. Thanks.

  6. This is a real feast for the eyes!!! Some more lovely bold colours and a really interesting arrangement. Vegetables and fruit make such attractive subjects don't they? Sounds like a perfect day out!!

  7. Found your blog via Somewhere To Sketch...... and I LOVE your style!!! Will be following you from now on!

  8. Thanks, Kevin!!! I think farmstands are great subjects.

    Emie - Thanks so much for visiting. Are you planning to join us over at "Somewhere to Sketch"?

  9. What a glorious autumn day you had. Fabulous sunny day with lovely vibrant colours to paint. Great colourful painting.