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Monday, June 30, 2008


I did this 4 x 6 while sitting on the beach last week. I love sketching the children there as long as they can stay still long enough.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Worldwide Sketchcrawl #19 - June 20, 2008

My sister, Michelle and I did the Worldwide Sketchcrawl on Saturday, June 20. We went to Van Saun Park in Bergen County, NJ. Our sketching started with the Bergen County Millennium Carousel which has assorted animals, not just horses. It was fun to sketch, but the carousel isn't designed for artists who are sitting there trying to sketch or paint. It doesn't stop with the same animal in front of you each time, so we kept moving each time the carousel stopped. I got to do one traditional carousel horse and a lion. Next we headed into the zoo, looking for the slower-moving animals to sketch. I did get to do the Greater Rhea (which looks like an ostrich), some Red-Footed Tortoises, an American Alligator, a Great Blue Heron, an American Bison (mine looks like a large furry rodent to me), and some American Elk. We finished up with a trip back to the carousel to do another animal. I picked the camel and finished it just in time because they shut the carousel down promply at 5. Once they put down the solid metal gates you couldn't see anything. All in all, it was a fun day of sketching!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Yellow Umbrella

This is one of my recent small beach paintings. It's postcard sized (4 x 6). I enjoy capturing some of the finer beach moments!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


This is 4 x 6 and was done while sitting on my patio gazing out at the woods. Of course in real life you can see the fence and roofs in the background. It was fun to just paint the woods.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bridge at the Lake

This is 7 x 10 and was painted at Hecksher Park in Huntington, Long Island. The lake is man-made with a couple of nice stone bridges. I caught the swan passing by. He was on his way back to sit with and protect the female swan who was sitting on their eggs.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Empty Chair

This is about 6 x 6 and was done while I was at the beach last week. There is always something to capture there!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This is 4 x 6 done from one of the bushes on the property where I live. I had to paint the rhodies again before they were gone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Greenport Porch

This 7 x 10 watercolor was done in Greenport at the end of Long Island's North Fork. At one time this was called "The White Lion Inn" but is now a private home. Either way it looks like a nice place to sit in the shade and watch the world pass by.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fruit Delights

This is 7 x 10 and was done for the scavenger hunt on WetCanvas. We needed to sketch (or paint) 2 different fruits. I bought cherries for the specific purpose of painting them...eating them will come later. I think they balance nicely with the purple grapes.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


This is the time of year I get to try my hand at painting lots of people at the beach. Since I spend so much time at the beach in the summer there are constant unknowing models to pick from. This is 4 x 6. I couldn't resist this little girl with her big floppy hat and those big red sunglasses. I just kept hoping she would stay there long enough for me to finish painting.

Monday, June 2, 2008

At the Waterfall

This waterfall was done as part of the WetCanvas "Let's Get Wet!" thread. It is 11 x 15 and was done from several of my photos combined into one painting. I'm happy with the way the splashes and the refelctions came out.