Friday, May 30, 2014

Acrylic study

Acrylic study from my photo
Did not have a good plein air day on Tuesday, trying to get a painting done from my photos.  Did this 1 hour study on 10x12 mdf panel.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Recent work

Monet's water lilies
gouache on crescent board
Koi acrylic work in progress
My Monet water lily painting was done from a photo on wet canvas.  They have great reference photos.  I will probably never get to France, so the next best thing is to work from a photo on wet canvas or freephotos4artist my good friend Vic shared with me.

The koi painting is from one of my own photos taken in Virginia, my daughter's neighbor has a beautiful pond with such lovely koi.  I have never painted koi before so this is a challenge for me and this painting is a work in progress.  Yesterday we went plein air painting and it was one of those days  just couldn't manage a decent painting.
plein air at the arboretum 11x14 acrylic
Not very pleased with this one, just might try another from my photos.  It was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed painting with my friends/ I will try to post more.  Happy Painting everyone.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day
Wishing all you moms a very special and wonderful day.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Gray Day

A Gray Day at Blydenburg Park
Well here is another painting of Blydenburg, wanted to capture the atmosphere of the gray day. Unfortunately there was very little sunshine and it was still so beautiful.  Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blydenburg Park Oil sketch

Blydenburgh Park oil sketch 5x7
Bydenburgh Park Plein air
We painted at Blydenburgh Historic Park on Wednesday.  I still have to complete the Old House.  I did a quickie oil sketch from one of my photos.   Happy Painting everyone.

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