Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Recent Oil Paintings

The River
oil on canvas

Short Beach Marsh
11x14


Here we are in mid February, today is the first day we are seeing the sun shine on Long Island.  The temps aren't that bad, 40's, tolerable enough to paint outdoors.  First stop is the Mills Pond House to drop of two of my painting that were juried into their show Inspirations in Blue.

It was great switching back to oils after starting the year painting in watercolors.  Maybe you all feel the same way, change is good, it keeps the creative juices flowing.  Today , thinking about acrylic painting for the plein air, less messy and easy to transport without getting paint all over the car. 

My biggest concern is , maybe it's time to challenge myself by painting still life or people.  It may be time to get my head out of the clouds, lol.  It's just that mother nature puts on such a wonderful display in the clouds, who am I kidding it's all a challenge. 

It is time to start my day, happy painting everyone.

8 comments:

  1. Love that Short Beach Marsh piece Joan... it's a gem... in every respect... especially in your depiction of the sky.

    Continue to stay busy Joan... every painting adds another facet of understanding and fluency to your work!

    Happy Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,
      Thank you for your lovely comment. It's good to connect with you again. Have a great day,
      Joan

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  2. Joan you are an amazing painter..
    Hope your doing well, and am glad to see you getting out..
    BJ

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    1. Hi BJ
      I've been following you on Etsy, it's wonderful seeing your beautiful paintings. Happy you are selling again. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Take care my friend,
      Joan

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  3. You sound like me Joan!!! lol I always paint with pastels...however, I love the challenge painting with oils once in awhile but when I do my mind says...enough, where's my pastels. lol Since I'm going for my cataract surgery tomorrow, I'm going to draw for awhile... safe medium until I heal.
    The weather next week will be perfect for you to paint outdoors.
    LOVE both paintings but the Short Beach Marsh is truly a favorite.

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    1. Hello my friend,
      Good luck with your cataract surgery tomorrow. They say it makes a big difference and you will be able to see things much clearer. Our vision is so very important to us artist, for anyone for the matter. Take care, I look forward to hearing from you again. Joan

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  4. Your marsh painting is very beautiful, the frame works perfectly with it!

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      Thank you for the lovely comment and also for your input on the frame. Have a great weekend.
      Joan

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