Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frank F. Penney Boat Builders


Monday and Tuesday, Mike and I went to the Sayville Maritime Museum.  I did the lower wc sketch on location at the Sayville Marina.  The top was a more studied sketch from my photos.

The temps have been spring like, in the upper 50's, but today Jack Frost is returning and dusting us with some of the white stuff I love so much.  To all my blogger friends  in England, hope you are enjoying your winter wonderland.
As for Bruce Sherman, we know you won't see any ground until late spring.  My daughter went to Plattsburg and it snowed from Oct. to April.

Happy Painting everyone.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Joan, these are such lovely sketches. I find they are a better memory of the places we have been to rather than a photograph, but may be that's just me. Parts of the UK here have had snow recently and only a short drive from us is Exmoor, they had quite a lot. Down here on the coast by the sea we have avoided it so far, but it is extremely cold, brrrr.

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    1. Hi Ann,
      Thank you, and yes I agree about painting larger pictures from our sketches or memory. Ann, must tell you that I love the series Doc Martin. We get it here in the states on pbs. It's a great show.


      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Stunning paintings, love them very much. Hope you rug up cosy warm out there on location. xx

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    1. Hi Doreen,

      Thank you, we have been getting temps in the upper 40's and even 50's. We lucked out this winter.

      Can't wait for your next post.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Very successful sketch Joan. And more successful watercolor--with more heart. I don't like to speak too loudly, but I have not been unhappy with our snowless winter here in the midwestern US. The stuff is pretty till you walk out the door and have to drive in it with drivers in SUVs who think they are impervious to disaster. But I do worry about what the garden will look like in Spring and Summer. Snow does prevent thaws which have an effect of the flowers.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      I do agree, love to look at the pretty stuff and even paint it, but not to safe for driving. We have been lucky here on L.I. warm temps.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Good Morning Joan... from still snow-covered Hillsdale! Still with temps in the minus variety.... and scheduled to plummet this evening! However... not the usual heavy snow cover... much less than is "normal" for this time of the year in these parts! I love it really... while Deb detests it! HA HA!!!Strange... everywhere!

    Your top sketch emotes a lonely, wistful quality... perfect for the (boatless) season... but I love the last sketch Joan because of your choice of the more distant vantage point... which includes the boat to the right! That inclusion echoes the focus on the boatworks and the builder! Very cool!

    Great work Joan!

    Good watercolouring and Sketching!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,
      Thank you for your visit and comment. Yes Bruce, I loved sketching on location, what is it about painting directly from life, it's wonderful.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. lovely paintings both. I especially love the immediacy of the bottom one. We've lucked out in MD with a mild winter, too.
    xo Liz

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    1. Hi Liz,

      So good to see you posting. I know how difficult it is for you, your work is outstanding. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a encouraging comment. I like the bottom one also, it was more fun to paint.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. I love both of these Joan, for different reasons, but think I prefer the top one. I like the spontaniety in the bottom one, but I really like the darker tones in the other one and the warmth in that gorgeous sky.
    Our snow has turned to unpleasant ice thanks to a temp of -12C overnight. It even froze the water to our house. If there is a life after this one I hope I don't come back as a Snowdrop. :)

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    1. Hi John,
      Thank you. I am having so much fun experimenting with different papers and working from the car on location.

      Our weather is quite warm for mid February. Very strange, a warm winter. I saw the pictures that Vic posted are you both in the same area? Stay warm.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Love the first one..the beautiful sky and the way the light is hitting the building! I love the second one because its alive with the sound of birds screaming!!

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much for the very kind words and visit.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Both of them are really lovely. You kept a wonderful painterly feel to the one you did from photographs.
    Happy Painting to you too!

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    1. Hi Nora,

      Thank you so much. I have been enjoying your post, and will be visiting.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. Both lovely Joan. Well done my friend. I`m trying to understand my new computer. I know you know the feeling Joan. All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi Vic,

      Thank you so much. I hope your computer is easy to work, they are great once you get the hang of them.

      All the best to you my friend,
      Joan

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  10. Hi,
    Je me suis agréablement promenée dans votre blog et j'admire sincèrement l'ensemble de votre travail... Actuellement n'étant pas chez moi, en France mais aux Philippines je ne peux pas pas beaucoup aller sur internet.
    Je vous embrasse.

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  11. Dear Martinealison,

    Thank you,

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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