Thursday, April 27, 2017

Testing my key board

Port
Jefferson

I am checking my keyboard for spelling errors.  Not the best at spelling.  Noticed this is not correcting mistakes.

I will  continue to try this app and see if it works.  I will  misspell some words. It does not highlight the words.  I will find another app. for my .samsung. I am now trying the Google keyboard app and it is pretty good.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Flowers and Pears

6x8 Oil on canvas panel

Went to Trader Joe's last week and purchased white Roses.  Did this little still life after making a batch of home made gesso.
Love the way the paint adheres to the canvas with homemade gesso . Also learned how to make homemade texture pasted.

plein air  town of Bayshore

Adding more , people and cars, still very abstract

Learning to paint on location and also working at home from my sketches and photos.  I much rather be out and about. Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Painting the town

Bayshore street scene plein air

Went out and met with friends in the town of Bayshore . I have been wanting to paint a street scene on location
It is so difficult.  But it's time to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone.  Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Water color sketch

    Experimenting with prime photos.  My ipad is on the way out.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Back in the Studio

6x13 oil study on panel

I am beginning to realize that to be an artist is like being a juggler.  There are so many aspects to art work.  The
problem is , I love it all.  Oils, w/c/ pen and ink etc.   I will never be that good and it is okay, every time I pick up a brush or pencil it is exciting for it is a challenge.  Never bored.  Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Panel Board and masonite.

Working on background

Just playing with various techniques for the background of the apple pickers.  This also another panel board.  I tried to share the Roger Bansemer video on panel board as a substrate of oil and acrylic paintings.  Still very confused.  I have used archival canvas panel and gessoboard purchased from Blick Art supplies.   In the end, after more research I will probably used raymar panels which I have used as well.  In the meantime it is still bothering me, that so many professional artist use masonite, mdf and panel board.  Yet I do respect the professional artist such as Jim Serrett who do not like using this type of surface.  
http://thoughtco.com A guide to painting on wood or hardboard.