Squassux Landing 7/12/11

Today was a step back in time in Brookhaven Hamlet, NY. Squassux Landing is an old fashioned, natural marina, with little more than rickety docks and a huge collection of interesting boats - untouched by commercialism.
          Most of the artists gathered by the gazebo for some shade, painting away on this very hot summer day.
         I walked along the gravel road of this marina, and around the bend, much to my relief, was a mirage...shade from a tree! I settled there and set up my canvas and brushes. After awhile a wind blew in, yes, wind! So I looked around for something to weigh down my easel and I came up with this invention-in honor of my creative dad...a cooler for my water bottle and a weight at the same time.

      Couldn't be a better morning...Happy Birthday Dad!

The Lavender Farm East Marion, NY 7/5/11

Loved this location! It was the perfect temperature for comfortable
 painting on the North Fork of Long Island.  The sun was shining and a light breeze was just enough to enjoy the lavender scented air.
    We had a nice turn out of artists, and most of us painted the Lavender fields from under the shade trees.
We even shopped and my car has never smelled so good!

    The highlight for me was the surprise turn out of young artists. They arrived and quickly set up their easels, in a style I have never seen before...two to an easel...now thats ingenuity at its best!...I mean, there's no need to waste the back of your easel!
     Now that's what PALS is all about, sharing the love of art...good job moms!

Sayville Maritime Center 6/28/11

Another beautiful morning painting Plein Air. Many thanks to Joan Tavolott for the wonderful photos.