Thursday, August 13, 2009

Long Island Maritime Museum


My first sketch on Tuesday. Mike suggested that I wear his amber sunglasses. I know, it affects the color and it did. But oh what fun. Didn't have a clue how it was coming along until I removed the glasses. So I will go back and complete these two painting on location. It was delightful except for the hot humid weather. Quite a few people from SBAA were there, I am getting so addicted to plein air painting.

7 comments:

  1. I don't know how much more this needs? Right now it's got great soft edges and I like that pop of white near the center. Why did you wear the glasses? To not see as much?

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  2. Hi Karen, thank you for stopping by,I can't find anything elese to do either. Just needed someone to stop me. As for the glasses, to see different tones it actually worked, but I should have taken them off to see the correct colors.

    Joan

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  3. Interesting thought... I've never really considered the effect of sunglasses on color when painting. Course, being mostly a cp artist, I don't do too many pictures en plein air!

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  4. Love this one Joan. The colours look so
    delicate. I wish that I was addicted to Plein Air. I hardly get the chance I`m afraid. I will comment on your other one when it is
    completed Joan,okay my friend? All the best.
    Vic.

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  5. Joan, very nice and what a great idea about the glasses.

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  6. Hi Krista,
    Thank you. They're great for seeing tonal values. Kevin Macpherson and other artist use the amber color view finder, so Mike suggested I wear the glasses. But I don't advise leaving them on throughout the painting session. I think they are meant for a quick view.

    Have a great day
    Joan

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  7. Vic, thank you. Your comments are so supportive, I really appreciate your visits.

    Your friend
    Joan

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