Tuesday, January 27, 2015
IWe've been getting some phone calls from family who saw Patchogue on the news and how bad we were getting hit with this blizzard. Actually, I am totally stoked we have snow! I'll be out sketching and painting it! It's a bad snow storm but it's not Sandy and thanks to PSE&G destroying trees that we all bellyached about, we didn't have very many power outages so although they made a lot of trees look ugly, a lot of us our grateful we have power. It could have been a lot worse with the old power company. Here's a sketch for you to enjoy instead of a bunch of photos.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
These three plein air sketches were done today during the storm. I have been trying some new things, using sumi ink and a twig. These mixed media pastels were drawn first with sumi ink and yes, you read correctly, I used a twig dipped in the ink. I never use Canson pastel paper usually, but I wanted to try out this technique on different colored sheets of paper. These were all done by the water, looking toward Fire Island. I did them sitting in the car, because moisture and pastels don't mix too well.