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Friday, July 31, 2009

Mom & Child

Here is another ink & watercolor done at the beach. This is 3 x 5 and was done in my moleskin journal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beach Scene

Just a little beach sketch done yesterday in my moleskin journal.

Monday, July 27, 2009


This 5 x 7 ink and watercolor was also done for the WDE on Wet Canvas. It was fun to play with the underwater background.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Coconut Palms

This 4 x 6 ink and watercolor was done for this weekend's WDE on WetCanvas from a photo supplied by crispur2005. Christine, thanks for the wonderful photos.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Oyster Pond View

Our forecast yesterday was for rain starting in the afternoon. I tried to find a place to paint before the rain started. This was out on the north fork of Long Island about an hour east of me. I pulled off the shoulder of the road and painted this 4 x 6 from the car. Before I finished this it was showering, followed later by lots of rain.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Beach Fences III"

4 x 6 ink and watercolor done at the beach yesterday. The dunes can have a different look no matter where you look.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Zebra" and "Nutria"

Here are two more ATCs (2.5 x 3.5) from the exchange I'm doing on WetCanvas. Doing animals has been a lot of fun!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lighthouse Path

4 x 6 done at the Fire Island Lighthouse. I did this after viewing the art show on exhibit there. I had two paintings in the show, one of which was another painting of this same lighthouse with the dunes in front of it. I found out yesterday that the painting sold. Now I'm sure I'll go back and paint it again.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Church in the Field

I met a local group of painters on Tuesday to do some plein air painting at a site that has several replicas of historical buildings. This is the small church and is 8 x 10. I think I lost the church steeple a bit, but I was happy with the way it came out.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just Peachy

5.5 x 8.5 done from my own still life setup. The peaches looked much better than they tasted. I had fun doing lots of layers on these.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

23rd World Wide Sketchcrawl

Usually I go out for the World Wide Sketchcrawl, but I had company this time. My sister and niece were staying with me and we took my niece to the airport on Saturday. She flew to Austrailia as an exchange student for the upcoming semester. My sketchcrawl mostly revolves around Kathleen: 1)sleeping; 2)her suitcase, purse, sunglasses, and waterbottle; 3)Kathleen checking things on her laptop before we left for the airport; and finally a view of my hanging plant when my sister and I got back from the airport.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Angel Fish and Seahorse ATCs

Both of these are 2.5 x 3.5 and were done for the exchange I've been doing on WetCanvas. They both safely swam to their new owners. They were done in ink and watercolors.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mother and Child

This is 4 x 6 and was done the other day at the beach. It is always a challenge to paint the ocean and sky in plein air on a sunny day. The paint dries almost as fast as you put your brush on the paper.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Over the Fences

This was done in my moleskin journal and is about 3 x 5. The structure is the top of the beach building that houses the concession stand, lifeguard's office, etc. This was done in ink and watercolor on location.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Glowing Yellows

This is a 3 x 5 done in my moleskin journal. It is some of the flowers at the Flight 800 Memorial Garden at Smith Point Beach where I often go.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Perfume Bottle

I don't paint glass very often, but I was doing this as a scavenger hunt item. The painting is only 3 x 5 . The perfume bottle belonged to my mother. There are a pair of them and she always had them on her dresser. Now they sit on mine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tibetan Girl and Monkey

Both of these were done for the WDE on WetCanvas from references by Gail. I thank her for the vairety of images. "Monkey" is ATC sized and done in ink and watercolor. I'm using it as part of my alphabet exchange. "Tibetan Girl" is 4 x 6.