Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 2 away from Face Book

Arboretum Farm
Arboretum Farm
11x14 oil
So okay, not posting on face book is difficult.  On a positive note today I completed a painting that was started last spring.  So on to my second painting.  I will be visiting my dear friends in blog land this evening.  In the meantime I do hope all are healthy and happily painting.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

All in a days work

Sweet Briar
Kings Bluff
Old Barn
Hudson River
Staying away from fb, after Marc Hanson announced he was taking a break, I too will try to break away from this addictive behavior.  Today was a day of recycling my art work.  Printing paintings so that they can be presented with just a mat and displayed at future art shows.  Also had  fun cutting old paintings to the size of book marks.

Once all of this is out of the way, it will be time to start new paintings.  Hopefully the weather will permit us to go out and enjoy plein air once again.  Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

Today's watercolor studies

Spent the entire day yesterday, trying to get the correct color on  these prints.  The gentleman from HP helped me a great deal.
Oh, yes, it is all about practice.  I have ventured out into a different method of painting in watercolor. It's both scary and fun, in other words, very exciting.  So that being said, Happy Painting all my fellow bloggers.
Stationary cards or is it stationery oh well to lazy to check the correct spelling.  I have been printing and mounting these on blank cards.  Getting ready for next months show. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

East Islip Marina

East Islip Marina
Still working on these watercolor paintings.  Learning that the quality papers can take quite a beating before tossing it in the garbage.  It's all a learning experience.

Had to remove most of the color from the house.  Didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to, using the masking fluid, I made a mess of the windows and boat.   Just ordered the Daler Rowney masking fluid, it's what Robert Brindley uses and I just posted his on my side bar, love his work.
Working on 300lb. paper is another plus, watercolorist such as David Curtis are such great artist.  I have my friend Vic to thank for introducing me to there work.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercolor studies

Sweet Briar Farm
I have been working with watercolors this past week.  They are wonderful and challenging.  The first was painted on 300lb. arches , the second 140lb. arches rough.  My mistake was using masking fluid, never had much luck with that stuff.  So, it will be a do over for the first or I might just do an oil or an acrylic. I do love the composition on both of them.  Oh, well, Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Short Beach

Short Beach 8x10 oil
Short Beach 18x24

These are two different paintings of the same location.  The first was started back November before the snow and completed in the studio.  I wanted to try a larger format, so the second is 18x24 oil on mdf board. The second is a wip.  Need to do a little more tweaking.

I have painted at this place so many times and each time  it has a different look.  So this is more of a study of atmospheric conditions.  It is nice working on a larger format.  Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Portrait Studies

Wet Canvas portrait study graphite
Wet Canvas  portrait study in graphite
I began studying portraits.  Just taking a break from landscape for a few days.  Learned about Wet Canvas through my some of my fellow artist.  It's  great using there reference library as a learning tool.  Actual life drawing workshops begins the end of March.  Looking forward to that, so in the meantime practicing at home will help.
Happy Painting everyone.