Monday, April 22, 2013

Updates and Locations

Sunken Meadow, The Wind, The Cold, the Sand
Sunken Meadow today's  location
Plein Air in Bayshore, The Little Pub
Art Market Show, My set up
Art Market Show
Well fellow bloggers, we have been busy here on Long Island.  The two pictures of the show April 13, and 14th.  It was at the Brush Barn and there was a great turn out.  Very talented artist showing and selling there work.  I was also one of the fortunate artist to sell. So it was a very profitable weekend.

On Monday we ventured out to paint the town of Bayshore.  I was intrigued by the little pub.  It was our first time out in awhile, but it was heaven.  I do have plans of finishing the pub.  I will do a larger one of the sketch.  I might have a go at it in watercolor.

But today, gotta say, we were being tested by mother nature.  It was by the water, therefore colder and the wind was saying to us, go home!  But of course Sue and I wouldn't have that and we stayed being there in the elements winds getting more insistent that we leave, hands  getting numb, eyes getting watery from the constant abuse of the unrelenting elements.  Finally my friend Sue's watercolor palette was airborne and the landed face down onto the sand.  My hands were constantly being ravaged by wind and was unable to make definite lines and details. So after an hour or so, don't remember, we decided it was time to give in and leave it all for another day.

Long story short, it was heaven, loved every minute of the challenge  and in awe of the show mother nature entertained us with, the constant movement of water, clouds, and sand.  Happy Painting everyone.  I shall return.

10 comments:

  1. Joan - so lovely. Nice to see you with all your art as well. Congratulations on your success. You certainly deserve it. Have a lovely week painting. Hope to see your pub finished.

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    1. Dear Debbie,

      Thank you so much for the very kind comment and encouragement. It is so very appreciated.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Good morning Joan!.... A wonderfully broad collection of your work ... the first time we have seen so much of it in one place! HA HA! A great display. Little wonder that you enjoyed sales success as well!

    Plein airing can be a daunting task at times Joan. But as you are discovering... the soul is always nourished and one's resolve strengthened through just being "out there." Well done!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

    PS You looked every bit as lovely as your display Joan!

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    1. Dear Bruce,
      Thank you. Plein air is indeed daunting and nourishing, it makes us feel so alive and one with nature. I love it, and today is another plein air day with friends. Again Bruce, thank you for the visit and very lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Sunken meadow my friend is brilliant. you have certainly caught the elements, spot on Joan. Love your set up also, Congratulations. Keep going with your plein air trips Joan, they are doing you a power of good. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. Good morning my friend. Thank you for your lovely comment. Vic, the set up is my new easel that was purchased last summer. It is such a delight to set up, couldn't deal with guerrila box, you are smart not trying to set yours up on a tripod, it is so heavy. Love you latest post Vic, it's BRILLIANT

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. What a wonderful exhibit! Your paintings are ALL so amazing Joan...and you look beautiful!!! I look forward to your painting in watercolor....

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    1. Dear Hilda,
      Thank your for the very kind comment. I have been having so much fun painting outdoors, finally the weather is giving us a break. Today is another plein air day.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. I'm struggling to keep up, Joan, sorry! So nice to see you did well at the show - it looks magnificent. Love the painting at the top!

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  6. Hi John,
    No need to apologize I feel the same way, there is never enough time to do it all. Thank you for your lovely comment and support. Just noticed your posting, I am on the way.

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