Thursday, July 21, 2016

Captree Boat Basin

Started this 9x12 today.  Worked from one of my photos.  Happy Painting everyone.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Captree

a quick watercolor study
from a photo

Mike and I went to the Captree Boat basin yesterday.  I took photos but will try to get back there to paint on location. Happy Painting everyone.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Beach House

The Beach House
8X10 Oil
Sold

Was happy to learn that my painting was sold while on exhibit at the Fire Island Light House Show.
It was a pleasant surprise.  Waiting for my son and his family to arrive on Sunday, so I have been busy with getting the house ready for their visit.  Cannot wait for my grand children to arrive.

Happy painting everyone.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Reflections

6x8 acrylic on canvas panel
Well folks, just got a Mac computer.  I feel as though the computer is taking over my life. lol.  Don't have a clue how to navigate this device.  A simple thing like enlarging the screen, not so simple.  Lots to learn.  Gotta say, I am loving the idea that I no longer have to deal with windows 10.  Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Garden Stroll

Garden Stroll
8x10 acrylic
I have been working in acrylics.  Today I look forward to going back to oils.  Sometimes it is necessary to switch mediums, for me personally.  Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday At The Lake

Sunday At The Lake
Sitting in my kitchen on this fine July 4th morning.  Sipping coffee and enjoying the peace and quite.  Today we will celebrate the holiday at my sons house. In a short while I will begin my day.  Must bake a cake and then some mundane chores. 

There is so much to do, I learned how to make my own gesso and texture paste.  Art supplies are so expensive, especially the texture paste, I like Daler Rowney and that is sold in England.  So yes, I will give this a try, Mike and I went shopping yesterday for the ingredients. 
Feeling like a duck out of water, haven't painted in the last two days.  Hope all is well with all of my fellow bloggers.  Happy painting everyone.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Primary Colors on Another Day

Orchard.
wip
18x24

Still using the primary colors in acrylic.  I purchased this orchard from Trader Joe's so I have been in the studio all week experimenting with the primary colors and using acrylic paint and gloss medium.   This one is still a work in progress, it is my second day working and it is a struggle.  Working in acrylic with just the gloss medium is a very uncomfortable way for me to use acrylic.  I've always used either a water misting bottle or acrylic flow medium.  This technique is all about glazing and layering.  It's a longer process.  I usually like fast alla prima type of painting.  I will stay with this, and keep you posted.  Happy painting everyone.