Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stony Brook plein air

Plein air sketch Stony Brook
Painted with friends yesterday, finally getting the hang of the pochade box and how to mount it to the tripod.
Worked in oils and once again, some much to learn and study.  Happy painting all.

14 comments:

  1. Good Evening Joan!.... Glad to see you gettin' up n' close with your pochade box! A handy little tool... especially in tight spots and in inclement weather!

    Good for you ... getting "out there" Joan! Plein air is the great teacher. Teaches you to see and feel what you are painting!

    Good Painting and Happy Summer!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,
      I'm a bit late with my thank you. Yes, we have been getting out there and the pochade box is okay, but I'm actually looking at the easy l box, which is only 3lbs. much lighter. Thank you for the visit and the comments, you are so right about plein air being a great teacher.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. enjoy joan ..it looks ideallic ..the edge looks high are there hinges on the front edge of the box ?

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    1. Hi Jane,

      It actually isn't very comfortable and had to purchase in the inserts for various size canvases. But what's good about it, it's easy to transport compared to the French easel.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Nearly missed this post .... This would make a great advertisement for pochade boxes, Joan. The way your work foregrounds the actual scene you are painting is wonderful.

    Have a good weekend

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you for the visit and the lovely comment. I am on a quest to purchase the easy l box, looks so much better than this pochade.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Hi Joan! Is that a Guerilla pochade? Stony Brook looks like a really beautiful place to just chill and paint. Can't wait to get some better weather here so I can get out the pochade and do some oil painting too!

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you for the visit. Yes Stony Brook is one of my favorite spots to paint. Yes Michael, the is the Guerilla pochade, it took me three years to learn how to mount it on the tripod. Next time you visit our friend Vic, take notice where his pochade is while he paints. I must share a tip with him on the mounting.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Looks like a beautiful painting, Joan!. Enjoy this wonderful weather!!!

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Wow this heat wave is a surprise, won't be able to paint outdoors today. Tried yesterday and only lasted 20 minutes. The Fire Island Lighthouse reception is tonight, looking forward to going.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi Joan.
    It looks impressive my friend. I like your Pochade as well. It is exactly the same as mine.
    I only use it on my lap. other than that, I always carry my paints and the paintings that i have done. i could never get it right on my trypod. I found it Too wobbly. That is why I use
    a lightwait Easel now. Or as I said, on my lap. I`m glad that you have sorted it out my friend. Do you find it wobbly Joan? All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi my friend,

      Oh yes, it is exactly like yours and it took me 3 yrs. to learn how to mount it on the tripod. It actually was Mike, he placed that little black metal square devise from the tripod and he attached it to the box. The trick is to tighten the silver screw in the middle of the metal devise, then when you mount it, it will prevent the wobbles. Good luck.

      Good luck, hope it works for you, check out the easyL box, it's light and easy to handle, can't wait to save my pennies.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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    1. Dear lampros,

      Yes, very happy, always fun to paint outdoors.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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