Alison Nicholls Painting 10573

Painting 10573

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 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. 

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.

Alison Nicholls Painting 10573

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!

Painting from my car in winter - Alison Nicholls

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.

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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.

Chinese-Alliance-Church-Alison-Nicholls

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 

Joe Curtis Recreation Park by Alison Nicholls

If you see me out painting, give me a wave!
Thank you
Alison

Willett Ave Alison Nicholls