Friday, July 2, 2010

Squassux Landing Marina


5x7 oil. Will have to add the highlights to this tomorrow. Little more tweaking. We went to this location on Tuesday. I was all set to paint in oils, when I discovered my turps had spilled. Had to do some sketching in watercolor.

This is an oil from a photo. It's never the same, it's so much better to work on location.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Joan!... "I" love the way that you have used the foreground grasses to subtly "embrace" your boat subject.

    A very well planned and executed composition... with just the right values used to keep the eye where you wanted it to land. A soft... airy "Joanie" gem! HAHA!!

    A safe.... and Happy 4th of July to "You" and your Family Joan!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. Nice compostion...I also enjoy the use of the grasses in the foreground!!

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  3. Hi Joan.
    I like this one. It`s another winner my friend. I wish I could get out more like you do. Really, there is no good excuse for me there. I`m going out with the club on this Saunday coming. So hopefully I will be able to do a couple of 9x12. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  4. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you so much for your comment. I wasn't sure at all about this one. Your input is truly appreciated. I see my work through your eyes, in which it helps me in my understanding of composition. Also thank you for the "Joanie gem", put a smile on my face.

    All the best to you.

    Joanie

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  5. Hi Linda,

    Thank you. I am so happy you liked the composition. It was a challenge painting at the boat basin that day. All the best to you.

    Joan

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  6. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend for as always your very very kind words. That day was a total disaster, the turpentine spilled and I couldn't paint in oils. I had to use my watercolor paints. This was done at home. I lost interest and but I will finish it soon. Happy you will be out with your friends painting. Enjoy.

    Joan

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  7. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you so much. I always enjoy your comments and learn from them as well. I see my art through your eyes and that is a great way to have a better understanding of my own work. I also enjoyed the Joanie gem comment. All the best to you.

    Joanie

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  8. Hi Linda,
    Thank you so much. I was worried about this composition. It was a challenge.

    All the best to you.

    Joan

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  9. Hi Vic,

    As always your comments are so appreciated my friend. I have my son and his family visiting this week, it's difficult to paint. I hope you enjoy your outing and I will be looking forward to your next painting.

    All the best to you.

    Joan

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