Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Juno hits Patchogue

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

During the storm...

My good friend,  Joan, has nominated me for the 3 in 5 on Facebook.   I already did a 3 in 5 in Sketchbook Skool.  There, I posted some old sketches, which, I may repost.
 However, since I am getting cabin fever, you may be treated to all new plein air work, like these below.
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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sad day

For the cartoonists that perished in France for their freedom of Expression

Monday, January 5, 2015

Some more winter wonderland sketches

Another sketch from Hubby's Winter Wonderland...I gave him this little
Santa swing for Christmas one year.
This one is in a curio cabinet and we found these houses in an antique store

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