Friday, November 9, 2012

Vanderbilt Estate plein air
I forgot to post this oil sketch, my daughter now has it hanging in her new home.  This was done on location during the summer.  I am looking forward to painting some snow scenes.  We did get a bit of snow, turning everything into a winter wonderland.  So very ready for the Holiday season.  Happy Painting everyone.


  1. This has a wonderful feeling of depth created by the different layers starting with the tree trunk. I love the colors.
    Your daughter has a gem of a painting

  2. J'aime beaucoup la composition de cette peinture... Les murs éclairés des bâtisses qui jouent à cache-cache à travers le feuillage...
    Une très belle harmonie de couleurs...

    Gros bisous

  3. Wow! A lovely painting ... lucky daughter.

    We are Christmas people in my family ... but snow is not my favourite weather.

    A have a nice weekend, Joan

  4. What a fabulous painting Joan, I really like it. I love the way you've 'hidden' the building behind the tree. Great work!! ;)

  5. Hi Joan,
    I'm so happy that you're okay!! I am back home after 12 days of having no power.!! I've been with my daughter neighborhood is devastated but I truly lucked out with 8 inches of water in my basement...I'm only 50 ft. from the water and the surge was truly a scare that I hope never to experience again! I lost my washing machine, dryer, hot water heater, boiler but none of that matters! I just thank God that we are okay. The red cross was "the angel of mercy" everyone food and water. After three days, it was so cold that I had to leave!! Your Vanderbilt Estate is beautiful!!! I'm so happy to be home!!

  6. Wonderful painting and your previous post sketches are lovely. I'm looking forward to painting snow too!

  7. Lots of Things going on here my friend. Lovely painting. Plenty to look at also. Well done Joan, as always.
    I hope everything is back to reasonably normal my friend. All the best.