The Sketch Book — Hamptons

July 2015 as seen through an art historical gaze: Margo the Land Mermaid

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Margo By The Water, Portrait of a Young Woman circa 2015 - watercolor on paper, artist unknown A painting that has long been called the iconic image of a time in American history and culture known as "Summering Out East" What we see here is somewhat of a mystery, art historically speaking. Margo, a mythical "land mermaid" known only by a small faction of elite Hamptons Natives, has been referenced often throughout history and various artistic mediums but few solid details are known about her origins or family lines. While the details of her lineage are blurred by the veil of time,...

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florida Hamptons Inslee By Design sea shells The Sketch Book

Hello! So, I finnnaaally can cross going to the Hamptons off my life's to do list. What a lovely place! So many fresh flowers at the farmers markets and tan relaxed people everywhere. And its about five million degrees cooler there than it is in the city. I can see what the hype is about. I shall return and often I hope! One funny thing I noticed was there weren't any shells on the beach. The shells above were inspired by my many years of visiting my grandmother's beach house in Florida. There are so many shells there and more...

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Hamptons Inslee July 4th New York City The Sketch Book

so... I don't really have a back story on this sketch. But these bookends would look perfect strutting around the Hamptons, don't you think? Arriving in New York on Monday, July 4th meant every single person I ran into was talking about how much fun their weekend in the Hamptons was. I am intrigued. I must explore this mythical place! Man... look at me, I've been in new york for less than a week and I am already trying to figure out the fastest way to the beach! But really, it is TOO HOT here. And now that I am...

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