SuffolkCounty Farm 9/13/11

Such a gorgeous day at the Farm.  I think the goats may be my favorite.

PALS International Plein Air Paint Out

We enjoyed celebrating the wonder of plein air, after meeting up at Forge River Marina in Mastic NY. First we shared our memories and stories about September 11th. I think we collectively wanted to really appreciate our art and the beauty of the day and to live on in memory of all of the lost people on this 10th sad anniversary of 9-11. God bless everyone. ( Forge River painting by Laurie Samara-Schlageter)

Peconic Herb Farm 8/23/11

Lovely day at Peconic Herb Garden...lots of artists, lots of scenery, can't wait to go back!

Sunflowers, Cutchogue, NY 8/30/11

Let this be a lesson to all of the artists out there, when the opportunity arises..."Paint don't Wait".
That may be my new motto. While heading out to Greenport with fellow artist/friend/Pal Chris Taylor we stumbled upon the most glorious Sunflowers. We quickly pulled the car over and took photos planning on bringing PALS there the following week. I couldn't wait to paint these spectacular Sunflowers with their heads held higher than any I have ever seen before. Every day I thought about this magnificent yellow garden with the barn in the background. I plotted and planned the view I would paint. I pondered will I paint in water color or oil. I counted the days....but I never counted on hurricane Irene!

       BEFORE and AFTER:

Bellport Dock 8/16/11

This was a rainy stormy day...everywhere except at Bellport dock.  It was great to chat and catch up with fellow artists. The watercolor begun here is by Lorraine Rimmelin...amazing!