Monday, September 26, 2016

Sag Harbor Scenes

I've been holding tight to summer with both hands, but sweater weather has finally arrived. Before I completely say goodbye, a few more memories from my walks around Sag Harbor.
Peleg Latham House c.1790
 The American Hotel
I find myself taking photos of automobiles.

Harbor Books

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Saturday

Saturday was perfection. The light just so. Dramatically changing clouds and deep blue sky.
An inquisitive swan at Wooley Pond.
In Southampton, I happened upon the school homecoming parade.
Chas Addams: Family and Friends is currently on view.
The famous drawings of the Addams Family are familiar. There is also a selection of his New Yorker covers. The covers with lighthouse imagery especially drew my eye. The small studies he painted for each cover are inspiring and amazing. I've included close ups of each sketch so that you can get an idea how wonderful they are. The show is up until Halloween, a return visit will be required.
Lighthouse New Year
3 x 2 gouache and watercolor preliminary
Lighthouse New Year
3 x 2 gouache and watercolor preliminary
and New Yorker Magazine cover
01 January 1979
Lighthouse Moth
4 x 3 pencil and watercolor preliminary
Lighthouse Moth
4 x 3 pencil and watercolor preliminary
and New Yorker Magazine cover
23 June 1973
After running errands in Southampton, I drove to Long Beach. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Summer Scenes Southampton

Summer passes in the blink of an eye.
A NYC taxi. Anything to get to the beach.
Pelletreau Silver Shop built 1686
A pretty combination of antiques and art.
Unattributed portrait, circa early 1800s
The son of a local whaling captain?
Mysterious Italianate statue at the Southampton Arts Center.
Classic Hamptons Hydrangea
Main Street traffic
Meadow Lane
Hurricane Hermine Surf
Cool winds swept in this weekend with the storm. I was reminiscing over summer photos. Tempus Fugit.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ghost Hampton

I recently read Ghost Hampton by Ken McGorry. The plot revolves around a haunted Hamptons house.
We do have haunted houses in the Hamptons, or at least ones that look haunted.
This old house in the Sag Harbor historic district has been the subject of disputes and fraud for years. It stands, just barely, right next door to the John Jermain Memorial Library. Years ago the library tried to buy it to incorporate it into its renovation. Now the town just wants it gone.
In McGorry's book, a derelict property is set to be demolished when the main character sees a vision of a ghost there with a warning. The tale includes quirky characters and plot twists in the style of Carl Hiaasen. It was a page turner and guilty pleasure. I especially enjoyed the local references and had no problem picturing a haunted Hamptons house.