Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Keeping busy

 A watercolor sketch from my car.  Too cold to paint outdoors.
Second sketch at the Islip Marina
These are some of the sketches and paintings that I have been work on for the last month.  So looking forward to going outdoors to paint. Waiting for spring.

A study of glass  vase in w/c

Brightwaters pond, skaters a few weeks ago.

Short beach, actually went out to paint.  Temps in the 20's, but I was bundled up for the weather.

Stony Brook Harbor a few weeks ago.  Love being outdoors.

Winter blues

Watercolor sketches
Cabin fever, being stuck indoors is never fun for anyone.  Kept busy though, did the 31 day challenge in January.
Posting from my iPad, never got the hang of this, will go to my other computer.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sad News

Dear fellow bloggers,

It saddens me to let you know that one of the wonderful artist we know, Victor Errington has passed away.  He was not only a great artist, but also and good friend. 

He has shared is art with so many of us and for me personally has encouraged and supported my endeavors.  He will be missed. In closing, like Vic would say, all the best to you all.  Joan

Friday, January 5, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside

From My Dining Room Window

Day 5 in my 31day Strada Easel challenge.  Really looking forward to going out maybe tomorrow.
Want to go to a pond where there are skaters.  I am sure they will be out this weekend.

Stay, safe, warm and dry  fellow Long Islander's.  Happy Painting

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year

Remains from the Holiday
Wishing all my fellow blogger a very Healthy, Happy, New Year.  This is my still life for day 4 in the strada easel 31day challenge.  I think it is a great way to start the new year. 

We are in the midst of a blizzard. Everyone is homebound and I have enjoyed painting most of the day.  So I say to you, happy painting.

Friday, December 29, 2017


On The Way to Meadow Croft
4x6 gouache on crescent board
Although this isn't the painting sold, can't seem to find
the photo.  But it was basically the same idea.
Fire Island Fishermen
6x12 on mdf board
Fire Island plein air 8x10
Acrylic on canvas panel
Caleb Smith Fall
8x10 oil on canvas panel

It was a wonderful surprise to have sold these four paintings. A great way to end the year
I look forward to the new year and wishing all of you a  Healthy Happy New Year.
Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cordwood in the snow

Went to Cordwood Park on Sunday.  Too cold to paint outdoors.  Took some photos and sketched.  Did these sketches from my photos.  Playing with composition and color , studies for an oil painting.