Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fire Island plein air sketches

Fire Island sketch
Fire Island Plein air sketch
Today we met at Fire Island to paint.  Didn't feel like working in oils or acrylics.  Decided on watercolor in my journal.  It's a whole new challenge working and scribbling quickly just to capture the essence of the scene before me.

Mike enjoyed himself basking in the sun and reading his Italian cook book and it just turned out to be a wonderful day.  So now there are so many possibilities to work out as far as composition and the whether to paint in oils or acrylics.  How fortunate are we artist to have such a  wonderful passion for this thing called art.

Happy painting everyone.

10 comments:

  1. Hi there Joan... and Mike!... Sounds like you have your very own piece of Heaven... an earth as well!

    Your sketches are wonderfully fresh and despite your "scribbling" as you call it... they are very cohesive and well thought out compositions with great colour and a painterly feel!

    I particularly love the vignette quality of the second piece where the subject seems to want to step out of the surrounding greenery to be seen! A nice extra!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      Thank you, you and Mike are on the same page regarding the second piece. I also tend to favor that one. I appreciate you visit and support. Love the pictures you have posted I am on my way to your blog.

      All the best to you
      Joan

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  2. Une belle note de fraîcheur en admirant vos croquis... Les deux sont merveilleux. Le premier peut-être plus abouti et cependant le second est d'une belle légèreté.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Dear Martine,
      Thank you so much for your visit, kind words and support.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Like Bruce, I too love the second piece. Your work is so beautiful because it comes from your passionate self. My love of art sometimes consumes me. Hard to lay it down for the mundane chores of life. Blessings to you both.

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement. I know what you mean about the mundane chores of life. Oh well, we all need food on the table, clean house, and clean clothes. Thank the Lord, Mike likes to cook.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. There's a happy sort of brightness in your pictures. Glad you're enjoying your 'work' so much.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you for the visit and kind words. Yes, it is a joy to play with paints.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Lovely watercolor"sketches"! Yes...we are all so lucky to have found something we truly enjoy!

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      Great to see you visiting. You were missed. Thank you for the lovely comment, I will come and see what you have been up to.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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