In between making sketchbooks, making Valentine’s Day cards and a multitude of other projects, here is my map for Valentine’s Day, which is also up on They Draw and Travel’s website.
My favorite candy is Lore’s Chocolates in Philadelphia. But I love See’s and I like Kilwin’s ice cream (their candy isn’t bad either.) See’s candy has a special fondness in my heart because my grandmother used to buy us a box every year for Christmas. John and I found a See’s when we were in Seattle last year. We bought a pound and it never made it home. Castronovo is a new favorite, they make the chocolate right from the bean. OMG it is amazing.
However you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope yours is sweet!
Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day.
Here is the link to my map on their website.
Today was quick draw day. I checked the artists in and stamped their canvases/paper in front of the Patchogue Theater. It was a good morning for painting! The artists were given a timed painting session from 9 am and had to be back by 12 pm to be judged.
Because I was doing administrative work, I decided to paint in front of the theater with a cleaner medium, casein. So my view across the street was Kilwin’s, a much welcome addition to Patchogue. And easy on the eyes, if you like ice cream and chocolate…
Once everyone checked in, I set to work sketching out my underpainting, then proceeded to lay in the paint. Cars kept switching spots so I waited for a car that would be there a while.
Finally, one lady parked in front and put money in meter. Ha! Jackpot! I asked her if she was going to be there long, and, seeing me with an easel, her cranky pants response was “At least 2 hours!”
“Perfect!” I said, “I’ll paint your car!” So I added her car to the painting.
I finished the painting at 11:58, lol.
I used a plastic palette today for the casein, freaking awesome idea, wish Inhad thought of it sooner….here are photos of the painting and the tubes of casein..thank you Richeson company! Love casein!
One of the Paint the Great South Bay’s mini challenges was a sketch hour at Kilwin’s of Patchogue. The owner, John, offered the PGSB artists a free ice cream in trade for a sketch in his shop. Hell yeah! I was there, John and I have been on a strict eating and exercise plan but I was taking the night off for a Kilwin’s ice cream. We had an hour to complete the sketch.
This is my sketch that I turned in for an ice cream…these chocolate covered cookies looked yummy!