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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sketchcrawl - Sayville

I am happy to be back posting. For some reason I couldn't publish posts for the last week. Nothing worked! Luckily the stars are in alignment and things are working again. lol

Last Saturday was the World Wide Sketchcrawl and I stayed locally in the town of Sayville. I started with a sketch of the Four Star variety store on Main Street with it's Easter decorations and summer lawn furniture outside. Then I moved down the street to sketch the outside of La Tavola, a wonderful restaurant. Next I moved to the grounds of the Maritime Museum. I sketched the greenhouse and one of the boats at the dock.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Times Square

Sketching and painting Times Square is overwhelming. We were in Manhattan yesterday for a show. We went in early for the AWS Watercolor Show and I brought along my supplies to do something while I was in the city. I lucked out and got a chair in the pedestrian mall in Times Square. I eliminated a lot from this scene. lol This is about 5 x 7.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I almost forgot to post this. It was done at the SBAA sketch meeting with a live model last week. This is 5 x 7. Please come visit Angelina in Venice at http://angelinaslifeinvenice.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rock Hall

This is the back of Rock Hall Estate in Lawrence. I did this in plein air yesterday. It is 4 x 5. Please come visit my fake blog: angelinaslifeinvenice.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Celery Farm View

This was painted at the celery farm in Allendale, NJ yesterday when Mickey and I went out plein air painting. This is 5 x 8.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

At the Dock

This was painted from across the canal where the Fire Island ferries dock in Sayville. This was done with watercolors and my Lamy pen. It is 3 x 5.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fly Fishing

I looked around yesterday for something "springlike" to paint, but didn't find much in bloom. I did find a few fly fishermen at a nearby lake. I picked one of them for this painting. It is about 4 x 5.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Handmade Journals & Foster Avenue House

I recently took a bookmaking class on Japanese stab binding. Here is a photo of two of the books I made.

The painting of the blue house was done locally in Sayville. It is 3 x 5.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Portrait of Gloria

This was done last week at the SBAA portrait group. This is 5 x 7.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Cross Sound Ferry - Orient Point to New London

Yesterday I met my internet friend, Ai, and her family for the first time. They live in Thailand and are here visiting family. She was in Connecticut for a few days so I took the Cross Sound Ferry over to New London and met her. I sketched on the ferry of course. We had a great day together, and it was fun meeting her husband, Tone, and her adorable children, as well as her "American family." Here is a photo of Ai and myself at a horse farm.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

International Fake Journal - April 1

Fri., April 1 - My name is Angelina and I live in Venice, Italy. I came here on vacation and never went back. Each day I will show you something from my day.

Today I am at the Realto Market buying fruits and vegetables. Wave to Mario. He has the best San Marzano tomatoes you will ever taste! The market closes by one so you have to go early, especially if you want the best selection. Ciao!

(If you are wondering about the International Fake Journals, here is a link: http://officialinternationalfakejournalblog.blogspot.com/)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Gillette Park View

My sketching group met on Wed at Gillette Park in Sayville in the late afternoon. Spring is slowly arriving on Long Island, but the temps were still too cold at $:30 to want to sit outside. Several of us sketched from my car.