All the best
from, Joan, Mike, and Monet aka Mo
|Christmas Journal Entry|
|On Location at the Arboretum|
Although it wasn't completed I did walk away with enough of the information needed to work on a larger piece at home.
Happy Painting Everyone.
|Longwood Estate Oil 9x12|
|Stony Brook Harbor second painting started buy not able to finish Mike got tired|
|My friend Sue enjoying plein air|
|East Meets West|
|East Meets West|
|Stony Brook Harbor painting with friends|
|Painting with friends|
|Crab Meadow 2 8x10 oil on panel|
|Crab Meadow 1 5x7 oil on RayMar panel|
Another location that I am so fond of, the day was glorious, the return of summer. So we are taking advantage of natures gifts to us. I am also looking forward to some studio work. I have several paintings started of the Arboretum lovely gardens. And of course have some ideas for still life work. I do hope all of you are enjoying your passion for painting. Happy Painting All.
|The Grange Park Meadow|
Gouache on card stock
After so many plein air paintings pushing myself to do buildings , just wanted to do something easy. Worked in gouache on location, with two lady friend artist. Totally had fun especially painting in gouache.
Thought it would be a good idea to do studies in gouache and then decide in the studio if it would make an interesting larger painting in oil or acrylic.
A quick work about a decision I recently made about my face book account. Realizing that sometimes we spread ourselves to thin, it's a good idea to take a break from some internet sites such as face book. It was a perfect way to procrastinate and in realizing that I was spending so much time on the computer it was best to take a break. That being said, I do miss posting on my blog and chatting with my fellow bloggers. So, Happy Painting to All.
|Montauk On The Rocks|
Mike and I went to Montauk Point with our grandson, at the time he was only 18mos. He loved the water and big rocks and for a little guy he enjoyed the task of lifting and and re-arranging them. So many years ago, he is 10 yrs old now. Where has the time gone.
|Meadow Croft Marsh|
During the week the ladies and I painted at Meadow Croft. While it is impossible to paint the marsh, because of the road leading to the estate, had to take photos to work from, this is a 5x7 acrylic on RayMar panel.
|Summer at the Lake|
Trying to complete works started in the beginning of the summer, finished this one in the studio. 11x14 acrylic on mdf board.
Do hope all of you are enjoying the last days of August. Don't know what it is about the changing seasons that bring me so much joy and anticipation. Cool crisp days , natures beautiful display of fall colors, pot roast, apple pie and okay, brownies. So to my fellow bloggers enjoy life, and Happy Painting to All.
|Quickie sketch before we went home|
|Still needs tons of work|
|Meadowcroft work in progress|
|The last painting done at the Planting Fields before closing, I did this in one hour.|
|Friday, opening day of the competition at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay|
|The Play House, I mostly wanted to paint this charming little cottage, this is where the Coe's grandchildren played. the manor house and grounds were owned by the Coe family. Mike actually did a tour of the house and got all the historical facts while I painted.|
|Almost complete, it was a thrill to be able to complete a plein air sketch on locations. That was the rule, it was a two day event and all work had to be completed on location.|
|This was the painting selected by the judge to be hung in the Oyster Bay Historical Society building for the judging of all painting selected, I did not win one of the three awards, first $1000. and $750. in art supplies, the second $350. in art supplies, and the third $250. I didn't win, but I feel as though just being among the 35 artist selected for the event was a great honor.|
|The Play House , there is another that I manage to almost complete with an hour and a half before the closing of the competition|
|Cloud and rock study in gouache|
|Summer greens gouache|
|Vanderbilt Estate 5x7 gouache on crescent board|
|Sweet Briar, 2 4x6 gouache on crescent board|
Happy Summer all my fellow bloggers, due to a case of too much to do, or just being lazy , not sure. But we are in the Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer: The weather as been hot and humid, but Mike and I did venture out last Sunday for one of the plein air events at the Vanderbilt Estate overlooking Long Island Sound. It was a very overcast day and a perfect opportunity to try and capture the atmospheric conditions of the day.
The second mini gouache paintings are on crescent board as well. They are two little studies of the original Sweet Briar painting that was started but never completed , shame on me, but after doing this little mini, I am confident that the completion is at hand.
I have noticed some wonderful work from all of you and I will visit your blogs today. Do hope you are all having a delightful summer.
|Sweet Biar Nature Farm|
|Arboretum River Walk|
|By the River|
|A Foggy Day|
|At the Show|
|At the show|