Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26, waiting for the Blizzard

5x7 watercolor on 140lb. Bockingford paper

Well here we are waiting for the  The Blizzard of 2015 headed right
for us here on Long Island.

First and foremost for all my fellow bloggers who will be in the
path of this mighty winter storm, please be safe and prepared.

Of course Mike and I, have all the necessities in the event of a power
outage.  We just went to WalMart for a fun item, a portable dvd player.
How can we live without tv.  Only joking I am sure we can think of
something.  We have the flashlights batteries and candles.

Hoping for this to be over soon, really want the warmer days to paint
outdoors.  But you know  what they say, lemons, make lemon aid.
I do have my mini paint box,  so I will go out and paint snow.
There it's all good.
Happy Painting Everyone.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25

5x7 acrylic on 140lb. watercolor paper

So very close to finishing this 30day challenge.  Will I ever do this again,
probably not.  I thought this would be a great way to improve my skills
as an artist.  But not happy to say, for me, it was more about keeping
up with the challenge.  My dear friend Vic, once again made me aware,
simply by saying once this is over just go back to doing your art.
In my own time and once again make my own growth as an artist
the priority.

So many fine artist who actually do this challenge seem to go through
it without a problem and in no way an hindrance to their own artistic
creativity.  Oh well, I tip my hat to them.

I will see it through to the end, and then just simply paint without any
self imposed pressure.

Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 24

4x6 watercolor
hot press paper

So glad I didn't officially commit to this challenge. Coming to an end
and it is so difficult to remain  enthusiastic .

We are having a  sloppy winter mix, snow , rain and just plain nasty.
Even Monet has cabin fever.

Oh well, tomorrow it will be better.

Happy Painting Everyone.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 23 Challenge

wip watercolor on 140 hot press
radishes, onion, and lemon

Today just got away from me, just did this quick watercolor sketch
of radishes, will try to get with tomorrow
Happy Painting everyone

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day 22

The Little English cottage
oil on 6x8 canvas panel

Must say keeping up with challenge is very challenging to say the
least.  Managed to do another quick of the English Cottage,
this time in oil.  Don't really like painting this tight although
there is a degree of impressionistic rendering in the back ground trees.

Hopefully I will do a little more tweaking on the cottage tomorrow.

Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 20 and 21

Long Island farm
An apple a day
w/c wip

Sorry to say,  I missed yesterday.  Got a little side tracked with
my face book postings.  I did the Three a day for 5 days.  Great
Now that is over, it is so important for me to focus on my'
up and coming shows.  First, must organize my studio,
so that I can have my ducks in a row.
Supplies, canvases, papers, oils, watercolors etc.
I am so very unorganized.
Okay, enough of my sob story, time to get with it, and of course
Happy Painting Everyone.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 19

English Cottage in oil
5x7 on canvas panel

Wanted to post something for the 19th day of the 30/30
challenge.  I am doing the same subject on this
time it is in oil.  I will finish this tomorrow.

Happy Painting everyone.