Thursday, July 9, 2009


Trying to improve my plein air from yesterday. Still needs work. I realize that I should pick easier subjects. What was I thinking. All of these hard lines and edges is definitely not what I enjoy painting. But I must say, that I will continue to paint buildings and learn from my mistakes.

Next week its the The Grange in Sayville, looking forward to my next adventure doing plein air.

10 comments:

  1. Painting plein air is challenging!! I love the colors and I like that I keep looking at the painting for all the details. Very nice.
    Cheers,
    Judy

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  2. Hi Joan. It`s amazing what one can do with
    a Plein Air painting at home eh?. This happens a lot with me. you can certainly
    improve it in your own studio. Well done Joan.
    All the best.
    Vic.

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  3. Nice work!
    It's great to see that the weather and all lined up for you to get out there with the group.
    My group meets tomorrow. A storm ~just~ blew in... Maybe I should have checked the weather report like a wise outdoor painter, before I just offered a ride to my 86 year old friend. Don't you hope your still able at that age. Wow, she motivates me.

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  4. Hi Judy, thank you for stopping by and the kind words are much appreciated. Plein is very challenging!! Can't wait to get out there again.

    Best
    Joan

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  5. Thank you Vic, it was much easier in the studio. No distractions. Still need to work on this one. But I do love the challenge. Thank you for the kind comments.
    Have a great day.

    Joan

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  6. Hi Jill, the weather was great on Tuesday. I hope the weather is just as lovely for you and your 86yr. old painting friend. Oh my gosh 86, that's even motivating to me. God bless her. Yes, I have 20yrs. to go to get there, but my grandmothers lived to a ripe age of 97. I just hope that at that age I can still hold a brush.

    Have a great day tomorrow.
    Best
    Joan

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  7. It looks like you did pick a tough subject with a lot in it. It certainly presents a great challenge.
    I'd say you did admirally for first time out and should be proud of what you did.
    Just think after 100 of these you will be a master at it.

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  8. Hi Gary, thank you for the supportive words. The most important thing I learned, was "less is best". Another location on Tuesday, can't wait.

    Regards
    Joan

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  9. Joan I'm so impressed that you could finish it so well...when I try to do that mine always go south! It's interesting what you said about the hard edges...I'm not a big fan either, but I've noticed that when I let them happen where 2 shapes meet, for example, rather than drawing them in, they're much more satisfying.

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  10. Hi Karen, thank you, you make me laugh about the south thing. My husband told me to do it over.
    Thanks for the tip about the edges. I'm going to try this one from a distance without to much detail and like you suggested about the edges.
    Have a great day.

    Joan

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