Tuesday, April 10, 2018

East Islip Marina

East Islip Marina Plein air
8'x10' oil on canvas panel
for sale $185.
my e-mail is jsicig@gmail.com or
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This was painted on location, fun day at the marina. Happy Painting everyone,

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Another Day At Sayville Marsh

Another Day at Sayville Marsh
6x11 oil on panel

In the last few days I have been busy posting on Fine Art America and Daily Paintworks.
This is the part of my art career that I have been neglecting.  Therefore, it is time to put in the extra time
in showing my work on these sites.  I have been very fortunate in selling my work at various shows on Long Island.

For now, this is just an extension of a labor of love. First the production which I have always enjoyed and now for showing to a larger market.  Happy Painting everyone.

I have my Daily Paintworks widget and Fine Art America added onto my blog. Happy Painting everyone.
Oh, please allow me some time before I can add my blog list, it will be back,  I enjoy seeing my favorite bloggers on my side bar.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Watercolor sketch

w/c sketch of a shack

Went with my art group several years ago. We painted on location and I took photos.  This sketch is from one of my photos.   Thinking of doing this in oil.  Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Morning entry into my journal

Trying to get back to my journaling.  It is a great way to start my day and get the creative juices flowing.
Stony Brook, another w/c sketch

Sitting in the car with my watercolor paints.  A quick sketch.

Before Mike and I went to the mall, we stopped at the Stony Brook harbor.  Needed to do some quick sketches. I call these little sketches my notebook for future paintings.  There wasn't much color, still very gray. In the past it was always where should we paint.  Not so much now, finally I am really looking at what is in front of me and learning to see.
Nature is beautiful and it is not just copying nature but my way of sharing my impressions. Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, February 26, 2018

On The Wild Side

Oil sketch of the bluff

Stepping away from my comfort zone and playing with colors that I wouldn't normally use.  Going back to the same places every year it never looks the same.  I love the drastic  changes in the atmosphere and the abstract shapes in the sky.  I will continue to explore and experiment. 

Fear of failure isn't an option for me, not at my age.  So hence, I dare to use colors like viridian green and red oxide in the sky, with bright yellows.  Today, it will be Stony Brook Harbour.  I will see the same scene , the sky, water, and rocks.  But to be sure the atmosphere will be very different.  Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Plein Air today

My oil sketch for today
9x12 on mdf board

Getting my gear to set up

Mike and Monet 

My friend Sye

Gina, setting up

Another friend joined us, but I didn't take a photo of her before she left.  It was a wonderful day being outdoors.  After months of cabin fever, it was time to venture out.  This morning we had dense fog, did not care, always wanted to paint fog.  But once we arrived at Short Beach the fog was lifting and the sun was starting to peek through.  The temps was in the 60's.  Winter will be returning next week, but we had today.  Happy painting everyone.