Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Break

Snow Scene

Wanted a break  from oils.  It is a time just to sit back and enjoy the holiday season. In the meantime it is good opportunity to purge my art room of old brushes and dry paint tubes.  I also removed so many of my small studies that will never be shown.  It never ceases to amaze me how much we collect as artist.  I say we because so many of my art friends are in the same position. 

It is also a good time to reflect and re-visit our goals and what we would like to do in the new year.  Not the same as a New Year resolution, I have never been good at keeping resolutions.  So what I am saying is , I would like to look into other venues for showing  my work.  There are so many libraries and  I know the art organizations are  a great way of exposure.

The main thing is that I keep painting with the help of God, and to look for ways to develop my craft. We are very lucky as artist, we never get bored.  So as always Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

My exhibit at the Bayport Bluepoint Library

 Just got another Lenovo lap top, I purchased a more expensive one. Still very affordable, but it takes me a long time to do basic things with a computer.  The only support from Lenovo's Geek squad is costly. Found out that libraries supply free technical support. All said and done, I managed to get pretty acquainted with this device.  Apple products you get telephone support without a fee.  But I do like this laptop.

I got word that my painting Garden Path sold, so that was a lovely surprise. I do hope everyone is well and enjoying the holiday season. We will be spending the holiday with my daughters family.

Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Leaning a new laptop

Okay, spending the whole day learning how to operate the Lenovo lap top.  It wasn't expensive but thought it would be fun.  This photo needs adjusting, but it is close to the actual painting.  I painted this when we went to the park in October, was thinking about fall colors, but the trees were bare.  The sky was magnificent.

The Arboretum

The Arboretum
Good morning fellow bloggers.  It's been awhile since I have posted. The month of November is coming to an end and the holidays are upon us, all to soon. My to do list is a mile long and I am sure we are all very busy.

There are several exhibits where I will have my work on display.  On Dec. 1st. will be the Bayport Library for my yearly one woman show.  On Dec.4th I drop off my painting Cordwood for the Huntington Arts Council , Dicovering Long Island show.

Aside from all of that, I do hope everyone is in good health and are enjoying this time of the year as well as painting.  My Arboretum painting was done on location , painting with friends is always a great way to enjoy nature, painting and simply being outdoors.  I miss it, but the weather will not hold me back.  All set with my heavy clothing and light weight equipment to enjoy plein air. Cold Spring Harbor is a new favorite spot to paint. Will try to squeeze in a day before Christmas.  Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Last Day of August

Bellport Harbor
8x10 oil on canvas panel
Bellport Harbor plein air
white hydrangeas in a vase
still working on this one
in the studio

Well here it is the last day of August.  It has been a brutal week, regarding the unbearable temps high
in the nineties. heat index 100 and sometimes higher.
This brings me to what I have been thinking.  Most of my work has been quick studies , plein air. I am now thinking of
studio painting and doing larger pieces of all of my small plein air sketches.
I love painting outdoors and this requires so much discipline for me, but I did this when I first started painting. My good friend Vic, once said, studio painting is just as challenging as plein air.  He was so right, God Bless his soul.

That being said, I am adding the artist I follow, it is just a start and plan to get back most of my favorites in the next few days.
I look forward to seeing and following your post.  Happy Panting everyone.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Good Old Summertime

Good Old Summertime
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

Yesterday I painted these flowers growing in my yard.  My son and his family
are leaving today.  It is time to get back to my painting, vacation is over.
I actually am looking forward to meeting my friends and going to various spots on
the island to paint.  Happy Painting everyone.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Busy Summer

Path to the Beach
5x7 Oil on mdf

Go Fly A Kite
5x7 acrylic on canvas panel

It has been a busy summer and as usual it is going by so quickly.
Mike, Monet and I have been  going to the local beaches.  I take my paints
and Mike sits and reads History magazines on the kindle.
The painting go fly a kite was actually inspired by a family, the father, son and daughters
had a great time flying the kite.  Mike and I started chatting with the family, I learned the
the grandma was also an artist and learning watercolors.  Her son was with the NYPD as
my son was also a city police officer until he got transferred to Long Island.

Mike asked the young boy if he wanted to send a note up to the kite, so,
he showed them how to puncture a hole in the paper and connect to the string and up , up it went
all the way to the kite.  Long and short of it, it was  a lovely day. '
Today I am preparing the house for my son and his family (my grandchildren) they will be
here tomorrow.  We already have all the favorite snacks, typical grandparents.

Wishing all of you a wonderful August and happy Painting.