Wednesday, April 17, 2013

South Shore Long Island

This is an acrylic painting done on site down by Jones Beach. There is a stretch of narrow beach west of Field 10 that is not populated at all during the week. The wind was a problem, of course, but I was glad I kept it together for a painting of this size (24"x36"), which is a little larger than I usually do on site. I find a tremendous amount of satisfaction being able to go out and find a seculded spot to paint that is usually densely populated. It also makes me feel a sense of accomplishment to finish a painting on-site in the morning hours and still make it home in time to go to work.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Long Island Landscapes

These are a couple of landscapes done on site at a few places on Long Island. The first one is an oil painting done at Sunken Meadow Park in Kings Park. This spot is behind the beach and boardwalk area and is a beautiful site that many artists frequent. The second was done at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport. There is a bird watcher's elevated platform there that looks over Merrick Bay. Most of the time I go there during the colder months so as not to interfere with the bird watchers. There is quite a bit of garbage near the trail that leads to the platform. This increased after Hurrricane Sandy. I try to look past it but will probably go there with a few bags and try to clean it up. I don't know why no one else has! Despite that it is a spot tailor-made for artists. This painting was done with acrylic used in a watercolor-like manner.

"Sunken Meadow" 2012-oil on canvas

"Merrick Bay" 2013-acrylic on paper