I want to just say thank you to all of you, for your prayers. Mike, and I and my family are all safe. We live in the center of the Island. We experienced winds reaching 90mph. No floods, no damage and the only discomfort was, the lack of power.
We were safe, we listened to the radio, like in the old days prior to tv, or the internet. We burned candles and kerosene lanterns. We sat at the kitchen table in the evening and watch the sky and full moon. We saw lights in sky at times, I thought it was lightening but it was transformers arching. Which we knew it would mean no power for awhile. But like I said we were lucky, power came back in 24hrs.
Mike and I shared time together, at one point he even said I looked young again, which in fact I thought the same about him. But as the evening progressed we found ourselves fast asleep by 8pm. But of course I was up at 5am the next morning.
I still worry about Hilda, I do hope they are safe.
Once again fellow bloggers I thank you all.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Last Week Short Beach|
So once again, we are waiting for another hurricane, this time it' Sandy, it's back to painting by candlelight , and day light. Another trip back in time, no computers, phone or television. For all who isn't affected by the storm, Happy Painting.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
|Painting the Barn|
|Yesterday painting at the Smithtown Historical Society Park|
It's 8x10 oil on an old piece of Luan board. So basically it's just a study. We are expecting a huge storm, that will encompass the Southeast all the way up to the Northeast states including Maine. Oh, my, never have seen a storm this large. Expected to start tomorrow evening. So to all my fellow bloggers, stay safe.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We met some lovely people who came to the beach with the dogs, one a Golden Retriever, doing his job, by retrieving the ball his master through into the water. The next car pulled up, with a man and woman, with a long leash in hand, and then the pet a huge Great Dane, what a magnificent animal. Charcoal Grey, just a young lad of 2, but the size of a pony.
Happy Painting everyone.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
|Kevin MacPherson Pochade|
Hilda is as beautiful as her paintings, and it is a privilege to know her. Thank you Hilda for taking the time in your busy schedule to travel to the show. Check out her blog, you have a treat to behold, she is a gifted artist. Pastels by H. Muxo
Sorry about this long post, but in the photos you will see my latest painting a wip, still needs tweaking, but it's my Kevin MacPherson pochade that I was thrilled to use on Saturday. So all of that being said, I wish you all a lovely Sunday. Happy Painting everyone.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|Pumpkin farm and scare crow|
|Marlene and me painting at the pumpkin farm|
|My set up at today's location|
Mike and I had to drive to the Conklin House to drop off two of my paintings for the show this weekend. Hilda the reception is this Friday at 7pm, if you can make it, it would be great seeing you again.
Tomorrow I will work on my painting at home, it still needs some tweaking. Happy painting everyone.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
|Last Roses of Summer|
Friday, October 12, 2012
|An Apple A Day|
Cindy works in oil and pastel. I tried this technique using gouache on a 6x6 Raymar panel. Only using the primary colors and not white. It's incredibly challenging. But today is a beautiful sunny day. So I am on my way out. Tally Ho my fellow bloggers. Happy Painting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
|Pumpkin Patch 5x7 gouache on crescent board|
Today Mike and I went back to this lovely place and I spoke with the owner Mike and asked if my painting pals can join me next week. He is very kind and agreed it would be okay. I gave him a print of this signed and framed and he hung it inside the little shack where he sells home mad pies and jams and fresh produce. It is a jewel of a place and I look forward to returning next week.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
|Path to Short Beach|
Thursday, October 4, 2012
|Plein air painting at Short Beach in St. James. Getting to use my new EasyL pochade box.|
|Plein air painting a a local pumpkin patch in East Islip, Using my new Guerrilla French Resistance pochade.|
|Received an Honorable Mention award at the Arboretum art show. |
a lovely surprise.
|Plein air 9x12 oil sketch at Short Beach.|
All the best to you my blogger friends.