Monday, February 20, 2017

Sayville Marsh

Sayville Maritime Museum
The Marsh
One of my favorite places to paint is at the Sayville Maritime Museum.  I have done several paintings on location.  This is a sketch from one of my photos.  I am planing to a series of Sayville Marsh paintings.  This is a 5x7 oil soluble paint on a canvas panel.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Could not resist, had to paint the snow
Playing After the Blizzard.

I love snow and one of my favorite things to do is to be outdoors and paint.  I was toasty warm wearing my
snow pants and glove warmers.  Actually felt quite warm.  Had to take my right glove off, the heat of the hand warmers a bit much.  We still have snow out there, but the temps are rising and we will be have spring like weather tomorrow. On Long Island we can get various season all in one week.  Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Short Beach

Short Beach
a study in gouache

I did this gouache study on watercolor paper in my journal.  Worked in the studio after
completing the Strada easel 31 day challenge.  Just wanted to have some phone and
just paint from a photo from my ipad.  Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


The Egg Cup

The last of 3 egg cups.  Brings back so many memories when my children were young.
The tradition was, on the first day of school they would have a soft boiled egg in the cup and toast cut
into strips that I would call soldiers.  When they returned from their first day , there would be homemade
chocolate chips cookies and a glass of milk.  Where has the time gone.  Oh well, thank God they are grown
with children of their own and I do believe they carry on the same tradition.
Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Yellow Roses

A study in gouache and palette knife.  Went to Trader Joe's , purchased these yellow roses.  The weather is  still nasty and just needed a lift, so yellow roses is perfect for the rainy day blues.  This is actually my entry for day 24 for the 31 day challenge.  I've been getting up very early to paint and post.  Don't trust this weather, power outages all over the Island, so far so good, we still have power.  Okay, I need more coffee.  Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, January 23, 2017

This was a watercolor sketch from a set up, using Trader Joe's flowers.  It was day 22 of the 31 day challenge.  Used the palette knife.  I worked using gouache.  It was the first time that a palette knife was used for gouache.  I use a knife at time for my oils.  Today Long Island is in the midst of a  storm with heavy winds.  We may loose power.  Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday morning. Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tea for One

My little green teapot.  I have been doing the 31 day challenge for stradaeasle on fb.  Ten more days to go.
I always thought these challenges help to improve an artist skills, and they do, if only they are thought as an end to a  means.  Sometimes we get overly critical.  That is never helpful to the creative process.

The last few days have been a struggle for me to just get through. This sketch happens to be one of my better attempts at setting up a still life and painting from whatever I arrange. The one thing that has peaked my interest is, purchasing tea pots.  I am waiting for my yellow tea pot, should get it soon.

Miss painting in oil , I did start the challenge working in oil and those will be posted  at a later time. Hope all is well with  all of you and keeping warm if you live in areas where it is winter.

Happy Painting everyone.