Friday, September 22, 2017

Boat House

One of my art groups organized a paint out at the Fire Island Lighthouse last weekend. This was the second time the group had a paint out there this year. I entered two paintings for display and sale. This is the second one which is of the boat house behind the lighthouse.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pelham's Shops

Pelham has some interesting shops. I was attracted to the florist on the corner with its flowers and bridal gown in the window. Next to it was a sort of deli that was interesting too. I love awnings on buildings...how about you?


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pelham Tower

This clock tower is one of the things we all sketched while we were in Pelham. One of the people who lived in the house to my right came over to check what we were doing. He told me that until a few weeks ago the clock was missing its hands...so I guess we timed our visit well. There were so many lovely buildings with the rock walls like this. 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pelham Doorway

On Saturday the NYC Urban Sketchers ventured out north of the city a bit to the town of Pelham in Westchester County. It was a nice place to sketch with buildings that had a lot of brickwork and arches. I picked this apartment building entrance because on my side of the street there was an area where nobody could park. However that didn't stop cars from parking directly in front of the building across the street. lol I quickly sketched the lady who was waiting for her ride to take her shopping. I didn't think she would be there for long, but she surprised me...her ride must have been running late.


Monday, September 18, 2017

At the Edge

Maybe two weeks ago I threw a grey Graphit-Kreide water-soluble chunky pencil by Lyra into my beach cooler. I got it as a freebee in my swag bag in Chicago. Why did I put it in my cooler? Since it was a crayon I wasn't sure what would happen if the sun and heat were beating down on it. I have had wc crayons soften in the sunshine. I did put it in a ziploc bag so it wouldn't get wet.

When I was at the beach the other day the water was really rough...from the next storm (Jose') which is coming up the Atlantic coast. I sketched the water and the waves as well as the gull with the pencil and then added regular watercolors over it. I liked the effect I got. It was easy to soften the waves to make them look like they were splashing. I brought this home, framed it and submitted it with another piece I did yesterday to the plein air show and sale one of my art groups is having at the Fire Island Lighthouse. The painting itself is 5 x 7. I will have to check out what other colors this brand of pencil comes in. We were also given one in a dark blue, but that one isn't water-soluble.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Boatyard Revisited

Weeks Boatyard in Patchogue is one of those places that I can return to over and over. There are always new boats and an assortment of buildings from different angles.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ink Sketches

On Thursday I had to bring my car into Nissan for an inspection and minor repair. I found a few models in the waiting area.



And later at the beach this lady modeled for me.