Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Abstractions

My Rose of Sharon, 9x12 oil on board. Just painted this sketch. The lily pads were at Brookwood Hall lake. I must go back and paint on location, so Monet, please don't turn over, I will try to do better. The third is what I started last Tuesday, another reason to go back to Brookwood Hall.
Hope everyone is staying cool.




11 comments:

  1. Glad to see you "making hay" while the weather is holding Joan! Monet wouls smile at the sight of those lilypads... as do "I"!

    Good painting!... and Happy Summer!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. Beautiful paintings Joan. I love all three of them. The roses will always catch my eye first..

    Stunning work.

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  3. I love all three paintings,...the lily pads are beautifully painted..great reflections!!

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  4. absolutely MAGNIFICENT WORK, JOAN! COLORFUL and painterly!!! love that TREE on the bottom!

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  5. what lovely work joan!! so beautiful, you've been hard at work and i think monet would so approve! great seeing you FB too! stay cool and happy painting!

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  6. Dear Bruce,

    As always it's great hearing from you, seeing your very encouraging comments.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  7. Thank you dors, your comments are always so generous and always appreciated.

    Counting the days for your trip.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  8. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you, I wasn't sure about the lily pads, I appreciate your support and very kind words.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Lin, your comments are exactly what the artist spirit needs. I thank you so much for your generous words and support.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Dear Suzanne,

    You honor me with your wonderful comment. I so appreciate your visit and words.

    All the best to you and Tim,
    Joan

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  11. Great water lilies! perhaps they are so expressionistic because you were not looking at them.
    I do enjoy your recent plein air work though. Also, your assessment of how-to: pray~ just do it~ & hope...
    Glad to see you're enjoying NY at it's warmest!

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