My mom used to have three bratty Siamese. When the last one passed away, my sisters and I figured we’d see more of her. Nope. She adopted two homeless cats soon after the last Siamese passed away.
Here’s a Siamese kitty that I know my mom will love!
Also, these paintings below will be in the wet paint show and sale tomorrow and are available to purchase!
Tonight brings the summer to a sad close….yes, we still have a little over a week to Labor Day, but tonight was the final AA5 of the summer☹️.
This is also the week of Paint the Great South Bay. So far it has rained, I was swarmed by flies and bit by a yellow jacket. (Little bastard died for that one.)
I was out painting this evening and did this painting
And took a photo and turned it into a postcard for my mom (see if you can find kitty)
I had a rough week which led to a lot of this
Here is my set up and you can see how the painting came together….
More to come!
Taking a break from Zombie dolls to do this post….
I was honored to be asked to paint during the Dia de los Muertos Celebration, a fundraiser for our local historical cemetery. I frequently sketch and paint at the Lakeview Cemetery, so I was more than happy to donate my time and a painting for a good cause.
The morning of the event, John and I went out Fire Island so I could take a sunrise photo of the lighthouse.
I took several photos and decided on this one. The next step was to sketch several thumbnails, cropping the photo to determine the best view to paint.
After I picked my favorite, I sketched the image on the pastelbord so that once I set up at the event, all I had to do was to start painting.
And here is the painting before it went home to it’s new owner:
Tonight was sketch night and I pulled the pastels out again…. I started this around 6 and the sun sets on the South shore at 7:09 so I didn’t have much daylight toward the end of the painting session. It still needs some tweaking if I wanted a polished piece and there is enough information here if I wanted to take it further so I am content with this one.
So I decided to combine sketching and pastel. I went to the local wild life refuge and sketched goats and an alpaca. I didn’t have any plan in mind except to just try using the pastel sticks to actually draw with them. I liked how these turned out and I think I will go there more often to try other media and do the same exercises.
PS, the goats were more active and it was like trying to sketch a school of fish.
Once a month, on second Saturdays, Chincoteague has an arts “flea” market. I wanted to do one more painting before this evening’s wet paint sale so I tackled painting the market. This was a ton of fun! I usually sketch big markets and crowds of people with ink & watercolor, but this time I used pastel. I loved doing this painting and plan to do more of these in pastel!