Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fire Island Lighthouse plein air

Fire Island Lighthouse
Here it is Vic, my friend.  This one had to be completed that day, and was entered to be shown at the light keepers house.  I wanted to fix the light house, then thought it was just an impression of the day.  An 11x14 acrylic.  I did take photos and probably will work on another or maybe not.  However I do want to go back to Fire Island, there are so many areas just waiting to be painted.  Happy Painting everyone.

20 comments:

  1. I love this one, Joan. It must be a wonderful place to sit and paint or even just to sit and gaze at the Atlantic crashing in! Brings back memories of my one short trip to the coast of North Carolina many years ago. As BJ said in your last post, you are a true artist! You are able to capture so much with so few brushstrokes!
    I hope you do go back and paint more of this wonderful location.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you so much, so sorry I am late with my thank you. I am planning to go back to the lighthouse this Friday. Hope the weather is better.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. What a great job! I love the suggestions of people on the beach. Really well done!

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    1. Hi Virginia,

      Thank you, just noticed your latest post, will be over shortly.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. WOWOWZA, Joan -- what an awesome job on this -- really really out of this world beautiful!

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    1. Hi Lin,

      Thank you so very much, was a little uncertain to hand this painting over. I appreciate your encouragement.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Hi there Joan!... Your last three done at Fire Island really capture the landscape... the atmosphere and the element of people in the landscape... in a painterly and lively fashion!

    You have done a great deal with the light house subject from a distance... but in your slight details... there appears to be room to explore the subject closer... and vertically??? I wonder? Just a thought!Great work Joan!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,

      Oh, yes I agree. I have started another of a vertical of the Light House. Still didn't get it out of my system. Going back on Friday.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Now this is truly brilliant ... it reminds me of scenes on this side of the Atlantic. Really, really wonderful picture, Joan.

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    1. John, thank you so much for the very generous comment. I truly appreciate the encouragement.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Oh Joan!!! this is a gorgeous painting of Fire Island...one of my favorites..!!!!

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much, maybe you can join us next Tuesday.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Une adorable peinture pleine de vie et de lumière... Un lieu que j'aimerais bien connaître.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Hi martinealison,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Joan, this is absolutely gorgeous. I like everything about it. And done so quickly too. Excellent work.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you so much. Yes it was done quickly, thank goodness for acrylic paint, a course and a blessing. I appreciate your encouragement.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. I love the impressionistic qualities in this. The lighting of the foreground and people frolicking in the water is so well done.

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Thank you so much, just noticed your latest post. I will be over shortly.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  10. Hi Joan.
    All three are great paintings. The Lighthouse is my favourite, but only just, They are all beautiful. Sorry, I thought this painting and the other two seascapes were with your light house painting. I think it is something to do with Age related problems. I loved your previous painting that was on your easel. Lovely portrait of you painting it. All the best my friend. I have just answered your colour question on my Blog.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi Vic,

      Thank you my friend, and yes, thank you for the help with the greens. I spent the day experimenting.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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