Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Sea Wolf

The Sea Wolf

Today we went to Port Jeff, I did this 6x8 oil of the boat.  I will do a little more
tweaking and perhaps do a larger painting.  Happy Painting everyone

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Studies using Water Mixable Oil

House overlooking the water Sony Brook
Stony Brook, Behind the Grist Mill
waterfall behind the Stony Brook Gristmill

In the last few weeks I have been experimenting with different brands of  oil mixable oil paint.
Holbein Duo aqua, Cobra, and Artisan

The best being Holbein, but I used the Cobra because I was able to use water through the
painting process.  It is really not advised to use water other than the initial lay in of colors.

I did however try the Winsor Newton Artisan brand that is quite thick and must be thinned with wn linseed oil.

All in all I have been busy painting this summer. Happy Painting Everyone.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Grey Day At East Islip Marina

A Grey Day At East  Islip Marina
plein air this morning

Today Mike, Mo, and me went to the marina. It was one of those grey
dreary day with the chance of rain at any moment.  I worked using my
Cobra water mixable oils on a 8x10 canvas panel.  I managed to complete
this on location.  Just one of those unexpected wonderful days on location.

Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Going Fishing

Going Fishing

My friends and I want plein painting last week.  I started this on location
and finished it at home.
I am trying out the Holbein duo aqua oil paints, no solvents needed,
I just ordered the Cobra water mixable oil paints as well, trying them
and then I will decide on which I prefer.  They are great fun and it's all
very exciting learning how to achieve certain techniques using them.
Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Plein air oil sketch

Arboretum sketch plein air
Last Wednesday's plein air with friends
5x7 oil on canvas panel

It always scary and fun painting plein air.  You never know what to expect
everything seems to scream for attention.
What do we put in our painting and what do we eliminate. I think for me that
is so very difficult.  It can be quite overwhelming.  Well this was
last weeks effort.  I have been also doing some studies in the studio as well.
Tomorrow, we are off to the little Monet Bridge, in East Setauket, actually it is
know as the East Setauket Pond, but it does have a wooden bridge.
Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Planting Field Arboretum

Planting Fields Arboretum
5x7 oil on canvas panel

Still trying to learn how to post from my ipad.  Downloaded blogger and almost did it
but still have to learn more about sizing and posting from my ipad.

Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Peony Painting

Peony from my garden
6x8 oil on canvas panel.

This is the time of year we need not look any further than our own back yard
Every June we are lucky to have this lovely white peony to bloom and bring back to
me memories of my father.  We had this bush since the seventies and it was moved
several times, each time we had a 3 year wait for the flower to bloom.

Now we have the perfect spot and without fail, every June I can go out
with paints and an easel and joy the plein air painting this flower. .

Happy Painting Everyone