Friday, January 3, 2014

Day Two

10x12 acrylic on mdf
Promised myself that I would try to paint once a day.  This is a painting I just did from a photo on my ipad. It is of course one of my favorite places, Millers Pond.  I painted by the dining room window to see actual snow and shadows and highlights.  Tomorrow I will try to venture out and paint from nature.  I will just go as far as my front yard, so to see how long I can tolerate the cold.  Happy Painting everyone.

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    1. Thank you Carol. Afraid I am not that brave, the temps dropped to 11 degrees on Long Island, -14 wind chill. So I was happy to work from my reference material. Thank you for the visit.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Happy New Year Joan!... This lovely colour-filled winterscape and the sketch that it was created from really indicate an adventuresome and successful 2014!

    Good luck with the plein air, but don't let the cold discourage you. Studio painting in the winter from references taken en plein air can work for you just as well. Don't punish yourself to try and live up to the term plein air. Pick your milder winter days to get "out there."

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Thank you my friend for the visit and encouraging words. It was truly impossible to work out doors, but so happy Mike and I went to the location with beautiful snow scenes, took photos and sketched and then proceeded to do acrylic painting at home.
      You stay warm also.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Another beautiful piece, joan...you never disappoint! Take care...

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    1. Good morning to you my friend, Thank you for the lovely comment in which you never disappoint as well. Stay warm it's going to be a very cold winter. Looking forward to you next post.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. I was painting snow today, too, in the comfort of my studio! This is beautiful.

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    1. Hello Jo, thank you for the visit, yes, that was wise. I never got out there, the temps were 14 bellow wind chill. It was much better painting at home in my studio.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. This is such a beautiful painting, a joy to see.

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  6. Dear Caroline,
    Thank you so much for the lovely compliment and visit. Truly appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  7. Lovely painting my friend. Beautiful in fact. Keep the coming Joan.
    Vic.

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  8. Thank you my friend. Hope all is well with you. Looking forward to your paintings when you are up to painting. My thoughts are with you.

    Joan

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