Anticipating Summer

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day weekend right here at home -- battled ivy in the garden, fired up the grill, contemplated art, created some of my own. Got comp tickets to Art Greenwich aboard SeaFair, the mega yacht expo space. What a neat idea, to use a ship for a gallery space. Inspired by all the work on the walls, I sketched the view of Greenwich Harbor from SeaFair's cafe windows.

Harbor, Greenwich, CT, from aboard the Seafair yacht

The next day we went kayaking right here on Long Island Sound. As we got to the end of Shippan Point and turned around, M. hitched our kayaks together with a lanyard and towed me so I could draw the view.

Shippan Point, Stamford, CT, from kayak

Thursday evening, we had glorious -- if slightly breezy -- weather (for once) for our watercolor class. We parked ourselves near Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, as I was attracted to the waving flags strung around it. I vainly attempted to paint the shack itself (bad idea) and then turned my attention to the flags themselves -- slightly better. I'm still struggling with the direct-to-watercolor technique but will persevere!

Breezy afternoon at Madison Square Park, New York, NY

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  1. Someday I truly hope to own one of your paintings, Suma. I love, love, love the way they make me feel. You have such a gift.

  2. Suma, awesome watercolor of the Shack flags! The flags were for our Great American Shake Sale, which raised over $135,000 for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry.

    Hope we see you again soon at the Shack!

    -Brandy, Shake Shack