Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away


While waiting for the sun to shine, it was necessary to resort to partially paint from a photo and sketch of Stonybrook. Today was to be a plein air painting day at Smiths Point , I opted not to go. There is so much to learn from studio painting, that can be applied to plein air. In studying Robert Brindley, I did this on textured mdf board, using just the primary colors red, yellow and blue. It just felt so good to be back painting in oils. Happy painting everyone.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice, Joan! I like your composition and your colors are lovely. Very serene!

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  2. Hey there Joan... Weather has been dreadful all over the world it seems - here included!

    Your lovely sketch adds some sparkle and sunshine to an otherwise grey and sombre world! Thanks for sharing some warmth... colour and Hope Joan!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Lovely colours, Joan! How are yo prepping your mdf?

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  4. It may be raining, but the grey doesn't dull your beautiful work in the least!! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL!

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  5. This a beautiful painting, Joan. Such wonderful colors. Love it!!

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  6. Hi Linda,

    Thank you for the visit and the compliment. It's always a concern of mine that the composition my be lacking. So I do appreciate your encouragement.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  7. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you for the visit and as always your encouragement. Finally got out to paint yesterday. The weather was great. I hope it was the same for you.

    All the best,
    Joan

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  8. Hi Maggie,

    Thank you. Yes, I prep the mdf with first gesso, then a coat of texture paste mixed with gesso. Then a quick wash of ulta marine and raw sienna. I have been studying Robert Brindley and David Curtis and this is how they prepare their boards. Great artist, I am sure you have heard about them.

    Love you latest post and I will be over to pay you a visit.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Hi Lin,
    I thank you so much, just noticed your latest post. On my way to visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you. I love using the primary color palette, red, yellow and blue. and of course white. It always amazes me to see the colors than can be made with just those three.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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