A Quick Escape Amidst the Tumultuous Mess

The move into an apartment surrounded by chain smokers is proving to be an  impossible situation. We were blessed with the opportunity to spend a day or two in Fire Island. The invite came Saturday morning, and we were on the train in the afternoon.

We took the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to Bay Shore. Here is a fellow passenger, Sailor 1911 S with a zoom nib loaded with Platinum Carbon Black ink:

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At Bay Shore, we took to the ferry going to Ocean Beach on Fire Island. Sailor 1911 S zoom nib, Platinum Carbon Black ink, watercolor:

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Ocean Beach was very busy in town, but the house where we stayed is close to the ocean. We enjoyed the sunset from the bay, and the after effects at the ocean, a seven minute walk away.

The main form of transportation on Fire Island is bicycle. In the morning, I relaxed in the hammock and sketched the bicycles and a stack of firewood in the backyard until I felt a tick land on my hand. Sailor 1911 S zoom nib, Platinum Carbon Black ink:

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The beach was hot but we had a great time relaxing. Here’s a quick sketch but it is hard to sketch in direct sun pounding down, hence the unfinished look. Sailor 1911 S zoom nib, Platinum Carbon Black ink, watercolor:

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Later we had a few rounds of frisbee on the beach when it cooled down a bit.

We left early Monday morning. No sketches yesterday but this morning I made my punch list at Joe’s Coffee while simultaneously sketching these two unsuspecting models. Sailor 1911 S zoom nib, Platinum Carbon Black ink:

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A light lunch at Birch Coffee and a quick sketch, Parker Duofold Centennial, needlepoint nib, Platinum Carbon Black ink:

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All sketches done in the Stillman and Birn 8 1/2″  X  5 1/2″ Alpha Series softcover sketchbook.

Thank you so much for visiting!

See you later!!

 

 

 

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