Wednesday, August 17, 2011

5 Steps Forward, 5 Steps Back "Cha' Cha' Cha"

The wonderful thing about painting, whether it's on location or home in the studio, it's always a mystery on how the painting will turn out. Well anyway, long story short, here we are Mike and me on location. My paintings needs tons of correcting, shape, tones and color, oh my what else , maybe the closet. In spite of all the trials and tribulations of being an artist. Mike and I are enjoying be out there. As you can see he is engrossed in one of his history books. Happy painting everyone.




17 comments:

  1. Love the title, Joan. So much more is learned when you are "dancing outside"; the back and forth seems to working well here. Love the atmosphere of the seaside-scape. And what a guy you got there...does he keep you compnay like this a lot of the time? Lucky woman!

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  2. Hi Joan. Nice to see you and Mike (complete with new hair cut) enjoying your day out together. You have produced two lovely paintings too. My favourite is the dock, very New England, I love it.

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  3. ok like this, but the former? watercolor , those little sketches .. yum! BJ

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  4. Looks like a great location and it's fabulous to 'peep' in and see you at work. ;-)

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  5. I like both your plein airs but especially the house. You've made it mysterious as though there's many a story behind its walls.

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  6. Wow Joanie! Both beautiful, the serenity of the dock with it's soft colors and tones. The house does have an air of mystery, it beckons to come inside. Looks like you and Mike are having a nice day.

    Sue

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  7. Beautiful work Joan.!! The house you painted is amazing!! It's wonderful seeing you and other artists outside enjoying the summer!!

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  8. Hi Cathyann,

    Yes dancing does help, and Mike is great. He does come with me every time we go out. Summer is almost over so we do want to get out there as much as possible. Love the paintings you are doing from the boat. Enjoy.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Hi Michael,

    Thank you so much for the very kind comment. I had a very difficult time with the house. Still not finished, had to get away from it for awhile. Oh it's all so difficult.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi BJ,

    I enjoyed doing the journal, it was relaxing and I did labor over these two paintings. That never has a very good outcome. It's best be relaxed and just enjoy. Thank you for the visit and the kind words.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  11. Hi Jim,

    Thank you so much for the visit and I will come and visit your blog again. I tried to leave a comment but had a problem with my computer.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi John,

    Oh yes, it's a magnificent place to paint. I must try and finish the house, it looks more like a haunted mansion as is, and in life it's beautiful.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  13. Hi Shirley,

    Thank you so much, yes it looks like it should be on the cover of a Gothic novel. It does have a mysterious look about it, but in reality it's just beautiful.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Sue,

    It was a gorgeous day and I had such a problem doing the house in plein air, wow it was so difficult. Had to leave it and will go back and get the angles better.

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

    Joanie

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  15. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much, but the house still needs a lot of tweaking. Your comments are very kind and encouraging.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Joan.
    Lovely, lovely paintings my friend. My, you are producing some lovely work lately. The building is
    brilliantly done. All that detail is very clever. Well done Joan and all the best.
    Vic.

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