Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fire Island

Plain air at the Fire Island Lighthouse
Our group went to the Fire Island Lighthouse for a plein air event.  This is one of mine.  8x10 acrylic.  Kept it simple.  It's called From A Distance.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oils on paper

Oil on Hulie paper

During the summer I wanted to try the French Hulie paper .  It was just axperiment and love it, just  a 2x2 . I will do a larger piece at some point.  Posting from my new iPad Pro.  Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


 A work in progress.  The Barn.  Will try to find the completed painting.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Last Days of August

Sunken Meadow a study of rocks in casein
Worked from a photo taken at Sunken Meadow

gouache and casein

A study in casein and gouache

Again, casein and gouache

casein study from a photo at the Dahlia
Garden




working on location , casein set up, a James Gurney
pochade, the Mike made for me

Started the Dahlia's but didn't finish

Did the study, 8x10 acrylic on canvas panel

Sometimes if feels that I haven't worked on my art enough. The days go by so quickly and I really hate
wasting the beautiful days we've been blessed with recently.  That is why it helps to post on either face book  or my blog.
It's nothing more than an art diary.  But gotta, face book is getting too many post on politics.  Enough is enough.

So now I think maybe blogging and instagram my be better. So fellow artist, these photos are just my way of recording how I  spent the last few weeks of August.  I do hope all of you are enjoying your days as well.  Happy Painty everyone

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lake Ronkonkoma

my little side kick Monet
keeping cool under my easel and keeping
the flock of geese away.

Mike reading a history magazine on my
kindle

My set up looking down at the lake.
No swimming allowed, but still a beautiful scene
on a lovely day.

My 10x12 acrylic sketch on mdf board.  I very rarely finish on
location.  I will try to finish this one in the studio

Do hope all are enjoying the summer.  It is going by so very fast.  My children and grandchildren have
returned home.  Mike and I are feeling a little blue, but thank God we have interest to keep us going.
Happy Painting everyone

Couldn't go plain air painting, so I painted this in the yard.  10x12 acrylic on MDF board. That was supposed to be plein air.

Friday, July 28, 2017

West Lake Lily Pads

Really wanted to capture the lily pads while in bloom.  Found this lovely spot on the Island, West Lake.  Did a few studies, but want to continue with various colors and compositions.

Another study on canvas taped to foam board.  Painting on different  surfaces  creates such a  different look
I will continue to do more studies.  I am waiting for my daughter and the family to arrive.  It is 12:19 am, Mike has homemade pizza in the oven.  They should be here about 1am.

I do hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  It is going by so fast.  I look forward to doing more plein air painting once the children return home.  That helps me get over sad and lonely feeling once they leave.