Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ditch Plein Air

A hot beautiful day. A perfect day to for the the beach. I was itching to get out the paints, so we packed up our easels and headed over to Ditch Plains in Montauk. I have been thinking about a beach painting that includes the lifeguard stands as part of the scene, but was open to what ever inspired. The bluffs, the surf, the people. Ditch Plains has a lot to offer in the way of scenery.
We parked in the main parking area, the lifeguard stands had been moved further East near the East Deck hotel parking lot, mostly likely due to the concentration of surfer activity in that area. 
Conditions were good for whatever struck our fancy. 
The Bob Dylan quote quite apt.
Nice View from the top of the dunes.
A lifeguard promptly told us to get off of them. Oops, sorry.
The bluffs, always pretty as a picture.
Lots of action down near the water.
Plenty of painting inspiration.
Hugh goes for it.
Goal: Have fun. 
Work on perspective.
Get some people in there!
After a few hours we were plenty thirsty and ready for home.
Next time, more people.
More surfers!
More ocean.
Ditch Plains - oil on canvas 11" x 14"
Gail Gallagher
Ditch Plains - oil on canvas 11" x 14"
Hugh Gallagher
A great day was had by all!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh they are charming..

    Are you shy when setting up?
    I usually ..well no..I ALWAYS sit in my chair and paint on my lap..
    Wish I wasn't thinking people are looking..


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