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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby & Brother

This was done for the WDE on WetCanvas this past weekend. I just couldn't resist these two. This is about 4 x 5.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Forest View

I went upstate to visit with a few friends and had a bit of time before I was due to meet them. I stopped at a park to paint this view. It was at Downing Park in Yorktown Heights. This is in my journal, so it is about 3 1/2 x 4.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beach with Umbrellas

This was also done in my journal, so it is about 3 1/2 x 4. I painted this at Robert Moses State Park. I usually focus on the lighthouse there, but climbed up on this bird viewing platform and was able to see the beach itself, and I loved peeking at the umbrellas.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

View Across the Bay

This was done in my NY Plein Air Journal that I started. It is about 3 1/3 x 4. This is the view from Smith Point Park across the bay to the mainland.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

French Town

This is 7 x 10 and done in watercolor and ink for the WDE. The reference was from Robert's wonderful photos, so I thank him!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Young Boy

This was done for the WDE on WetCanvas from a reference by "skappy." Robert had this poor boy and his friends with their heads inside a hippo's mouth...a hippo statue of course. I cropped it a bit. This is 4 x 4.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Corey Beach

I went out plein air painting with the Patchogue Sketch Club on Wednesday evening. The group meets at 6:30 and sketches/paints until the light starts fading. I liked the way the foliage framed the lifeguard chair.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Moored Sailboat

I met with a plein air group on Tuesday at the Firehouse Boat Basin in Brookhaven Hamlet. I enjoyed the views as well as meeting the other artists. This is 7 x 10.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fence in the Dunes

This is another view I painted at Smith Point Park the other day. I sat on one of the landings of the visitors' center so I could see the water over the dunes. This is 5 x 7 done with watercolors and ink.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Smith Point Dunes

This was done in plein air at Smith Point Park looking east toward the visitors' center. It is about 3 x 4 done in watercolors and ink.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Standing Man

This was done for the WDE on WetCanvas. I cropped the reference a lot to focus on this man. I did him without any pencil drawing first. That takes a lot of concentration on my part. lol

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Key West Pink Shutters

I am still working on my ATCs (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) for the Windows Exchange on WetCanvas. This was done from one of the many photos I've taken in Key West, and sent to my friend Bonnie in Canada who is very happy with it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Path to the Water

I went back to Smith Point Park the other day and did a larger version of this path. You can see the first one below titled "Flowers Along the Fence." This one is 7 x 10.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Views of Montauk

While I was visiting Montauk I also did two small pieces in my journal. These are about 3 x 5 done in watercolors and ink. I found that you could access the beach at two different spots and see the lighthouse from the east or the west. This view of the lighthouse is looking west.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Yesterday I decided to take a drive out to Montauk Point before the busy summer season starts when you don't want to be on the busy roads out there. I haven't been out there in a few years, so it was a nice day. This is the largest of the paintings I did yesterday (7 x 10).

Monday, June 7, 2010

Croissant & Coffee

This is the third reference I did for the WDE from Kat's photos in Paris. Doesn't the croissant look yummy?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Paris Musician

This was also done from one of Kat's references for the WDE. I loved being seranaded on the trains in Paris, so I had to do this one. This is about 3 x 4.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pond with Wisteria

"Scattykat" is hosting this week's WDE on WetCanvas with references from her trip to Paris. Of course I plan on doing more than one, but I had to start with this one from Monet's Garden. When I was there in September, the wisteria wasn't in bloom. This is 4 x 6 done in watercolors and ink. Kat, thanks for the great photos.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lifeguard & Seated Seniors

These were also done for the WDE last weekend from Desiree's photos. Both are 4 x 6.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Two Cuties

These two adorable girls were done for the WDE on WetCanvas from reference photos by Desiree. I just had to do both of them. Each one is about 4 x 4.