Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SEA HUNT


Oil, 10x12 mdf board. Yesterday was a plein air day. We met at the Maritime Museum in Sayville. I started this painting on location and finished it at home. It was incredibly difficult, which delights me totally. Realizing that it isn't always about color, more importantly it's about the tones. My good friend Vic is wonderful with the tonal quality in is work. Bruce, you were so right, love working on a larger piece ( 10x12), very freeing, however I forgot to KISS ha ha!
Happy Painting Everyone.

16 comments:

  1. GREAT JOB, Joan!!! Stay cool!

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  2. This is a lovely piece Joan. It has a wonderful New Englsnd feel to it - a place I've always wanted to live :) Don't worry, tonally it's perfect - squint and it still looks great. You are very good with boats - I'm useless with them and I need to practice down at the local marina I think!

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  3. Beautiful job on this one, Joan. You and Vic have mastered those trees. I'm still working on them...I need to learn how to paint loosely and get those right shades of greens....again..this painting is wonderful.

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  4. Hi Joan.
    You have painted a lovely scene here my friend. That Tree over on the right is fantastic. Trees are no problem for you Joan. Nore is anything else these days. Don`t forget not to worry about not completing a painting plein Air. I`m sure most Artist`s complete them at home, I do anyway.
    Well done and all the best my friend.
    Vic.

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  5. It was such fun to watch you working on this the other day. You are doing so well with this new method!!! Ciao!

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  6. Hi Lin,

    Thank you for support and encouragement. You stay cool as well. We are getting rain today.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  7. Dear Michael,

    I thank you so much for you kind and generous comment on my post. all the best to you.

    Joan

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  8. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you for your comment on my greens. Hilda, your post are great, I can't see any problem with your greens. Maybe we artist are just to hard on ourselves.

    Happy Painting to You,
    Joan

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  9. Hi Vic,

    Once again your comment has uplifted me in my pursuit of improving my skills. Thank you my friend for all the encouraging words and comments, so very appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Joan,

    Thank you so much for that comment. I've been really struggling and loaded with self doubt. I appreciate your encouraging words. Your trip is getting closer. All the best to you and I will be looking forward to your post.

    Joan

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  11. You did so well! The all over softness give great unity to the work!

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  12. Love reading blogs from other parts of the country. My plein air group is going to be meeting at the Mining Museum. There are no Maritime museums here!

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  13. Hi Joanie,

    I agree with all the comments above. The softness of your palette adds to this lovely setting. Your plein air work is wonderful and I always enjoy seeing the places you choose to paint on LI.

    Sue

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  14. Hi Marie,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement, truly appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Pam,

    Thank you for the visit. I actually want to go back to the Maritime museum. Not to happy with my work that day. Happy Painting to you.

    Joan

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  16. Hi Sue,

    Thank you, Mike and I went back to Sony Brook yesterday. We took a walk in Avalon Park. It was like paradise here on Long Island.

    Talk soon.
    Joanie

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