Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson

12x14 acrylic on mdf

Last week a group of my friends and I went to Port Jefferson to paint.  I started
this on location and it is still a work in progress. Lots to do on this, but taking my time.
Sometimes it's best to leave a painting for awhile than go back with a fresh eye. Happy
Painting Everyone.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1st.

Lake Ronkonkoma Park
6x8 acrylic
$110.
If interested in purchasing
my e-mail is jsicig@gmail.com
or through pay pal

Mike and I have been going to  Lake Ronkonkoma, the park is wonderful
because there are plenty of subjects to paint.
The boat appeared while I was sketching, I took some photos to
include it into my painting at home

The summer is coming to an end, where does the time go.  Hopefully
everyone has had a wonderful summer.  Happy Painting.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

From Nurcy's Garden

From Nurcy's garden to our table

Every August my neighbor Nurcy brings so many of her home
grown vegetables . This year she made her home made sauce
from the ripe and delicious tomatoes.

She is a very talented lady and is passionate about her gardening as
we are about our painting. Happy painting everyone.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August Days

Bellport Harbor wip 8x10 oil
Cory Beach gouache sketch wip
Summer Day 5x7 oil sketch 
Summer is coming to an end and it has been delightful. These past few days were very hot and humid,
not complaining, for the most part the weather has been kind, without extreme heat or rain.  So that being said I do hope everyone has been enjoying the summer fun of painting outdoors.  Before the days get shorter and colder it is a good time to take advantage of any opportunity we have to get out and paint. Happy Painting Everyone.

Friday, August 21, 2015

James Gurney my Gouache in the Wild sketch rig

My James Gurney Gouache in the Wild Sketch rig
Lake Ronkonkoma , a gouache sketch

I have been fascinated by James Gurney blog, which can be found on my side panel.
I purchased 2 of  his digital videos.  Gouache in the Wild and Water color in the Wild.
He also gave instructions on his previous post on his blog how to make a sketch
pochade that is able to handle a palette and brushes and the 5x8 watercolor sketch pad.
All in all, it's a great learning experience and certainly easy to carry when venturing out
in the wild.  lol.  Well at the Lake we do have geese.
Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Sea Wolf

The Sea Wolf

Today we went to Port Jeff, I did this 6x8 oil of the boat.  I will do a little more
tweaking and perhaps do a larger painting.  Happy Painting everyone

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Studies using Water Mixable Oil

House overlooking the water Sony Brook
Stony Brook, Behind the Grist Mill
waterfall behind the Stony Brook Gristmill

In the last few weeks I have been experimenting with different brands of  oil mixable oil paint.
Holbein Duo aqua, Cobra, and Artisan

The best being Holbein, but I used the Cobra because I was able to use water through the
painting process.  It is really not advised to use water other than the initial lay in of colors.

I did however try the Winsor Newton Artisan brand that is quite thick and must be thinned with wn linseed oil.

All in all I have been busy painting this summer. Happy Painting Everyone.