Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thoughts of Spring

Today the temps dropped very low.  too cold to go out.  Mike and I stayed in, I painted he did some searches on the internet comparing cars. So the day continued and it was all good. 

Just trying to get back to watercolors, I set up on the kitchen table, some artificial flowers in a glass jar.
I will now watch some tv and crochet with Monet cuddling next to me. 

The simple things in life mean so much, it's just a matter of paying attention. Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cup and Saucer

Still playing with this laptop. The cup and saucer painting was purchased at a thrift store.  Mike and I are becoming quite the collectors, should say hoarders.  We are running out of space in a big house lol.

Works in Progress

A study in watercolor

Roses and Pears

Still learning about posting from this laptop.

Just lost use of the keyboard.  Had to restart the laptop. Lenovo doesn't have support, nothing like Apple products. Oh well time for another cup of coffee.

Still life paintings for the New Year

Hydrangea's and Mandarin oranges
Roses and Pears

These photo's aren't that good. Must go back and check the original photos.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Happy New Year

Sue and I bundled up in winter clothing
Just love being out there
Short beach
plein air
This was supposed to be after the water color paintings
watercolor clod study
From a Distance

I do hope everyone is well and enjoying the New Year.  It is almost February and it always amazes me how fast the days go by. I had a slow start to getting back to my art.  But in the last two weeks  I have picked up my brushes, both watercolor and oil.  My friend Sue and I actually got back to short beach for some plein air painting.  It seems to be out annual event.
Hopefully I will be able to focus more on my blog . Happy painting everyone.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Break

Snow Scene

Wanted a break  from oils.  It is a time just to sit back and enjoy the holiday season. In the meantime it is good opportunity to purge my art room of old brushes and dry paint tubes.  I also removed so many of my small studies that will never be shown.  It never ceases to amaze me how much we collect as artist.  I say we because so many of my art friends are in the same position. 

It is also a good time to reflect and re-visit our goals and what we would like to do in the new year.  Not the same as a New Year resolution, I have never been good at keeping resolutions.  So what I am saying is , I would like to look into other venues for showing  my work.  There are so many libraries and  I know the art organizations are  a great way of exposure.

The main thing is that I keep painting with the help of God, and to look for ways to develop my craft. We are very lucky as artist, we never get bored.  So as always Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

My exhibit at the Bayport Bluepoint Library

 Just got another Lenovo lap top, I purchased a more expensive one. Still very affordable, but it takes me a long time to do basic things with a computer.  The only support from Lenovo's Geek squad is costly. Found out that libraries supply free technical support. All said and done, I managed to get pretty acquainted with this device.  Apple products you get telephone support without a fee.  But I do like this laptop.

I got word that my painting Garden Path sold, so that was a lovely surprise. I do hope everyone is well and enjoying the holiday season. We will be spending the holiday with my daughters family.

Happy painting everyone.