Monday, September 2, 2013

Good by Face Book, hello fellow bloggers.

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.



11 comments:

  1. Hi Joan, I too have been spread way too thin lately and have deleted all my previous blogs and begun a new fresh one with all new work. I also only keep FB for family. Welcome back to blogland. This landscape is just sublime. Love it.

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    1. Hi Maggie,
      Thank you for your visit, it is always great hearing from you, yes , spreading ourselves too thin, has always been a problem for me as well as you. We are very ambitious artist, but, it is our love of art that must come first. Good luck to you Maggie, love your new blog.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Bonjour,

    Comme prévu, après mes longues semaines éloignées des blogs, me revoici parmi vous ! Vous m'avez beaucoup manqué...
    Je suis heureuse d'ouvrir aujourd'hui la page de votre dernière publication.
    Une très jolie peinture...
    Gros bisous

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    1. Hi martinealison,

      Thank you for your lovely comment and visit.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Yes, Yes,Yes my friend, a lovely foliage filled landscape. I love it. Full marks here Joan.
    That is a good idear re` using, how do you spell it? gouache. Good job the spelling is above.
    All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you my friend, yes, it is gouache and easy and quick clean up,very nice to work with in the field. Do try it some time, you will like it, love your latest post. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment.


      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Those splashes of purples in this painting adds so much to this beautiful landscape, Joan!!!
    I CAN'T wait to see more ...your work is SO fantastic!!!!!

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    1. Dear Hilda,

      Thank you so much for the encouragement and support that you always give me in my endeavors.
      Hope to see you soon, how are you doing with your windows 8 computer. They are never easy, my daughter wants me to get an Apple computer the next time. Oh, well, I will see.

      All the best to you my friend.
      Joan

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  5. Hi Joan!... Life is so filled with distractions... especially those that are electronic. Many artists are discovering that social networking can become a vice ... rather communication tool. That means blogging as well.

    Painting... if one wishes to develop requires hours of time and hard work... and usually one finds themselves alone... out of necessity in that creative process. One must courageously decide whether "visiting" takes precedence over creative need.

    In my own case... I do not have a Face Book... Flicker or Tweet account. I am currently struggling with perhaps discontinuing my own blog as well because, though I thoroughly enjoy crafting my posts and sharing my thoughts and ideas about painting and have a very large readership... it does get in the way of my painting. So... Decisions!... Decisions! To Blog... or Paint? That is the question!

    Creating and taking care of our Gallery and our business side this summer with Deb has yielded a valuable insight that I think... will guide my decision ... SOON! My blog ... to my knowledge has not contributed to the economics of our business. Common sense has to rule in regards to how we make use our time in our lives.

    Good Luck with your Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Dear Bruce,

      I so very appreciate your comment, in fact, my thoughts have been with you and how do you manage, your art, gallery, teaching and blogging.

      I so agree with you, this journey of discovery and learning all we can about our craft is what is most important. You are so right about posting on face book and blogging is time consuming and often for me a way to procrastinate.

      As for you, I truly hope you don't give up blogging altogether, maybe once a week, rather than nothing at all. While it's true, it has no economic contribution, making it more difficult to make that final decision on what to do, so that being said, I wish you the best of luck, whatever your decision may be, let us know and keep us posted. I will do the same.

      All the best to you my friend,
      Joan

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  6. Hi Joanie,

    Very beautiful, love your palette. Glad you are back and I will get back to blogging as well. Been away too long.

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