Saturday, July 23, 2011

How toSurvive a Heat Wave

This past week we have endured temps well into the 90's. The last two days we hit the 100 mark. The first painting was done on location Stony Brook again. The second was done today in watercolor. The rest of my studies , the peach I ate before completing the study. It was delish!!. the hydrangeas are incomplete, the red roses plucked from my garden this morning.
Have a great weekend and stay cool.

Paint!! That's how to survive a heat wave.




14 comments:

  1. Hi Joan. You've been busy, not just with oils but with lots of lovely watercolours too! You are a very skilled color mixer Joan - it's not easy reproducing colours, especially going from an oil to a watercolour as you have done! I love Hydrangeas so I hope you get to finish and post that one again. The temperature over here reached a chilly 66F today - and it rained all last night!

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  2. Hi Joan!... All of the pieces are charming and eye-catching! I am particularly drawn to the pair of landscapes... and the freshness of your "peachy"... and "delish" still life!

    Perhaps how to thrive during a heat wave might be a better description of your efforts in this post! Well done Joan!

    Good Painting!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Beautiful paintings Joan. Love them all especially the delish Peach. ;) looks so yummy.
    Love the red roses. The water must have looked so inviting to you with painting in 100F Phewwww that's hot.
    Stay cool

    BTW. We leave Aug 10 Sydney - LA and connecting flight to San Francisco.

    Have a great weekend Joan. xx

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  4. Your paintings are all beautiful, as usual.! You get an extra star for staying outside in this heat!. looking forward to your next piece.

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  5. beautiful work joan! i can't imagine working outside in this. the air is so thick i needed a machete to get out to water the lawn! stay cool. lovely work as always.

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  6. Hi Joan.
    Absolutely lovely paintings, all of them. My favourite is the top left, the oil painting. It`s brilliant. Can`t find a fault in it. All done by a master Artist. Sorry to hear that the weather is too hot. We could do with some decent weather here, but not that hot. Once again my friend, all lovely paintings. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  7. Hi Joanie,

    Lovely pieces, ALL! Time well spent in the heat wave. You are a brave one to endure those temperatures. Love the landscapes, and the peach does look sooooooo delish! You are so versitile with different mediums.

    Sue

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  8. Hi Michael,

    Thank you for the very generous comment. Michael I have been studying Robert Brindley's technique of just using the primary colors and of course David Curtis, they are such great artist. You must have heard of them. Sorry to hear your weather isn't cooperating with your artist endeavors.
    Your work is still outstanding with or without mother natures cooperation.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you for your visit and your comments always put a smile on my face. You are so right about painting in the heat, lesson learned, no more plein air when the temps go that high.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Dors,

    Oh yes, the peach was yummy. Thank you as always for your most generous comment. I am so truly excited for you, Aug. 10th is just around the corner.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  11. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much for the visit and kind comment. I won't be doing that anytime soon. It was to hot.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi Suzanne,

    Thank you for the kind comment and yes, to dam hot. Won't do it again. Just noticed you latest post. On my way over.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  13. Hi Vic,

    You are so kind my friend. Your comments make my day. As for the heat, it was way to hot. Today I painted in doors. You take care, just love your latest post. I am on my way to visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Suzy,

    Thank you, didn't get a chance to skype yesterday. The kids played with their friends all day. Looking forward to your next post.
    Talk soon.

    Joanie

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