Monday, April 21, 2014


The Art of Joan Sicignano

My new face book page The Art Of Joan Sicignano

A New Beginng
My thanks to Marc Hanson, because face book was becoming problematic with constant updates and political agendas Marc found a way through his face book page.  It deals only with art and art alone.  So learning so much from artist like Marc and many of you bloggers I also started my artist face book page.

In doing so, there is so much more time to devote to my art and my blogger friends.  Happy Painting
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Joan-Sicignano/714993165229042The Art of Joan Sicignano

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 2 away from Face Book

Arboretum Farm
Framed 
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.
Reworking,

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

Grounded
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.