Saturday, July 16, 2011

Plein Air


Painting with friends is one of life's joys. On Tuesdays PALS meet and paint at various locations on Long Island. The odd shape oil was done on location. It was from a mdf board scrap piece. It was fun and exciting to create a composition on the odd shape. The second was painted from my plein air sketch and digital photo in the studio.

Now I am off to the back yard to paint in watercolor. I have a strawberry plant that I want to paint. Thanks to Lin Fry, who just painted lovely plums picked from the farmers market.
Happy Painting to Everyone.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Joan. you have endless energy for the plein. I admire you how you work so relentlessly and produce such wonder work.

    Wonderful work and you just keep getting better. Hugs.

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  2. Hi Joan. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Your plein air work and studio work too is a delight to see. I feel like I'm there in both of these. They're so fresh, and that isn't half easy with oils - I know ;)

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  3. Joan , these are wonderful.. painting plein air is so difficult for me.. I've not got the knack for it.. but you certainly do ! BJ

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  4. Both of these paintings are wonderful! Looking forward to seeing your strawberry plant!!

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  5. Absolutely glorious, Joan!! I agree with Barbra, you do some incredible work in plein air ... and in your studio!!! BRAVA!

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  6. Hi there Joan!... These latest works put a HUGE smile on my face!!! In my humble opinion... these latest pieces are the "best of the best" that I have seen and commented upon!

    Your hard work... determination and trips to "the temple of learning"... are paying HUGE dividends Joan! Stay your course! The work is fresh...loosely painted... exciting and truthful!

    What else is there to say?Nothing! Except perhaps... "Get out there Girl!" HAHA!!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  7. Joan, I love the softness of your work. Well painted.

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  8. Wonderful pieces both. You've made me realise that nearly everything I draw/paint is in the standard 4:3 format. How fabulous to do something long and thin or even square. I'm inspired. ;-)

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  9. Love the recent paintings of the LI locations!!!! Good job!

    Ciao!

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  10. What a lovely wooden boat scene, Joan. For some reason I have never realized that I could click on your images to enlarge them ( they looked set in the page) so I had the double joy of admiring the bigger photo tonight!

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  11. Hi Joan.
    I like them both, but the right hand one is a cracker my friend. It really is a lovely painting.
    I would say it`s one of your best yet. You will soon have Galleries clambering over one another to represent you. Extremely well done Joan. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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  12. Hi Joanie,

    Very, very beautiful painting. Your love of plein air painting reflects in your work. The softness of the painting makes it a lovely and tranquil scene. Well done!

    Sue

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  13. Hi Dors,

    Thank you so much, I know how busy you must be preparing for your trip. Sue and I were talking about you and your wonderful talent.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Michael,

    I have been noticing all your wonderful paintings and I will be paying you a visit. You certainly have been busy. Love your fruits and veggies.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi BJ,

    Thank you so much for your visit and generous comment on my work. They are both so very appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement on kind words. I will be visiting your blog shortly.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Lin,

    Seeing all of your post this week and being inspired by everyone of them. You are one amazing artist. I will be over to pay you a visit shortly.

    Stay cool.

    Joan

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  18. Hi Bruce,

    I am so flattered by your most generous comment. It means a lot to me, sometime I get lost in the temple of learning. Sometimes it feels like the temple of doom haha. Only kidding. Love every minute of it, and I will be paying you a visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  19. Hi Douglas,

    Your visit and kind words are so very appreciated. Thank you for the encouragement.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  20. Hi John,

    You are amazing, your work is outstanding and yet you can find merit in my work. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  21. Hi Joan,

    You happy traveler, I love what you have been painting. Will visit your blog.

    Have a great weekend.
    Joan

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  22. Hi Marie,

    Thank you so very much, your comment and visit are truly encouraging and are so appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  23. Hi Vic,

    My dear friend you are so very kind. Your comments and support over the last two years have encouraged me to continue. You know how the ugly monster of self doubt has a way of creeping into our creative process. So in short your friendship is most valued.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  24. Hi Suzy,

    Thank you for the visit and support. I really enjoyed our chat this morning. Virginia and I will skype you tomorrow.

    Joanie

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