Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday At The Lake

Sunday at the Lake
5x7 oil on board, plein air
Tonal and color studies 5x7 oil on board
Different view of the lake

These are my 5x7 oil studies on really bad wood panels.  But actually it s great to work on  for studies.  I have my work cut out for me, many future paintings.  Being that Mike and I were out there on Sunday, which was crazy, it was just to hot to be out there in the heat.  I'm beginning to realize, that while plein air is an excellent way of learning and seeing nature as it is, it's also necessary to do studio studies.  Everything is a learning process.



16 comments:

  1. I love these scenes, Joan. I think it's the combination of water, land and trees all put together with skill and rich in colour.

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    1. Hi John, I thank you kind sir. It was indeed a very hot day, but it was still enjoyable.

      Have a great day,
      Joan

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  2. The beautiful atmosphere of the lake is truly present in this work in plein air! Wonderful!

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    1. Hi Rita,
      Thank you for the visit and the lovely comment, both are appreciated.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Beautiful studies! Love all the textures and colors in these.

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    1. Hi Virginia,

      Thank you for the generous comment, I have noticed your beautiful post. I will visit shorty.


      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Very nice. Love the figures in the water.

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Thank you for the encouragement about the figures in the water, trying to break out of my fear of placing figures into the painting. I appreciate your comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Hi there Joan!... All three possess a freshness and fine mood! Being a plein air painter does not mean just a painter working totally outdoors! You have cited one good reason to remain indoors ... yet continue to make studies based upon your outdoor sketches and experiences.

    Humidity and heavy duty sun can make outdoor painting more than uncomfortable. Long term exposure to UV rays can create health issues... hardly worth the risk.

    Continue to work between the two with the obvious vigour and passion that you have shown Joan! That's what counts!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Oh, yes Bruce, thank you for that, it was dangerously hot that day. Another lesson learned from plein, when to stay indoors. You are so right about working from outdoor sketches, will do, Thank you again.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Beautiful paintings, Joan!!! It's SO hot outside and I give you so much credit for painting outdoors. again, gorgeous studies...

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you, I think it was more an act of stupidity, You had to see me and Mike, I didn't know who would need mouth to mouth first. Never again. Today was a wonderful day, I am going to post photos.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Joan these are all so nice, but the one with the figures is my favorite. It really has a very nice impressionistic quality.

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    1. Hi Douglas,

      Thank you for the encouragement on my figures in the painting. Okay, then, I will continue and not be so afraid of including people. Oh yes, blogging is wonderful, I get top notch encouragement from top notch artist such as you.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Hi Joan.
    All brilliant paintings. They are so good that it is difficult to choose a favourite. Honestly my friend, they are all wonderful paintings. Have those galleries been in touch yet? My I do love them. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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    1. My very dear friend Vic, you are a wonderful mentor. I value your opinion because I hold your work in such high regard. I will be over shortly to post on your blog.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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