In October 2020 I set myself a new painting challenge – painting outdoors from life, once a week, for a year, within my 10573 zip code. All the paintings are now for sale, priced at $250 (unframed), with 50% of the proceeds donated to Meals on Main Street, a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity. Prints are available of all pieces, even if the original painting is sold. Please contact me to reserve a painting. Payment will be made to Meals on Main Street so all purchases are 50% tax deductible.
When I started this project in October 2020 the weather was beautiful, warm and sunny, and the colors of the Fall foliage were stunning, so it was a lovely way to spend a few hours.
As it got colder I began to consider how I’d manage in the winter, and found that painting from the passenger seat of my car was perfect, although sometimes I was wrapped in a blanket, because I didn’t want the car engine running. Painting from a car does have 1 issue though – where you can park dictates what you can see to paint, especially after a snowstorm when on-street parking means finding a convenient spot between snowbanks!
Amazingly, spring arrived soon enough, and I was able to sit outside again – sometimes wearing a hat and sunscreen, sometimes wrapped in a coat. And now that it’s summer I’ll be painting sunsets and early morning scenes to avoid the heat.
All the paintings are scenes within my 10573 zip code, which encompasses the villages of Port Chester & Rye Brook in Westchester County, New York. I start each painting with a drawing in pen or pencil, then add watercolor. They are all 11×14″ on watercolor paper and take me 2 to 4 hours to complete.
All the paintings are for sale, priced at $250 each (unframed), with 50% of the proceeds donated to Meals on Main Street (formerly Caritas), a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity. Prints will also be available. Please contact me to reserve a painting. Payment will be made to Meals on Main Street so all purchases are tax deductible. More paintings will be added soon and you can also find me on Instagram @painting10573
If you see me out painting, give me a wave!