Monday, March 25, 2019

Crab Meadow

Crab Meadow, with Larry and Sue
watercolor 9x12

As I sit here having coffee and thinking what to paint next , it is time to go back to oil and acrylic.
Taking my good friend Hilda's advice it may be time to do a few larger painting. It is a struggle deciding what to paint
next, just by going larger from the smaller studies is half the battle.
On the other hand, lol, the weather is getting spring like and I just love being outdoors painting.  Today, I must prime panels if  I want to go out this week.
Inspiration???? Yesterday Mike and I went to Stony Brook, the harbor is where I usually paint.  But, nothing, no desire and not drawn to anything to paint.  Realizing that my paintings are usually the same locations on the island, but the atmosphere is constantly changing which I love. That is what makes the same look so different. Unfortunately, that  didn't happen yesterday.
So all of that being said, maybe it is time to switch it up a bit, look for textures like rocks, trees and just zoom in with my focal point and also do some still life paintings.  I am a firm believer that the subject finds us, all we have to do is pay attention. Thank you fellow bloggers, for letting me use the platform as a sounding board.
Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Recent Work

Waiting
9x12 w/c on arches
Setauket Harbor
I love painting at the harbor, it is always so atmospheric.  I actually enjoy an overcast day.
The title Waiting describes exactly how we plein air artist feel, waiting for warmer spring like days.
Happy Painting everyone.

Stony Brook Clouds

Still doing watercolor studies.  8x10 on 140# arches. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

8x10 oil

River Walk wip

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Man's Best Friend

8x10 oil
Man's Best Friend

Well it seems face book and instagram in on the blink.  Can't seem to upload my photos.
That may be a good thing, I will just have to post more on my blog.

This is a painting that I have been working on, it is painted on muslin that was glued to foam board.  I have been watching Charlie Hunters new online video.  That's how I found out about muslin that can be purchased in Hobby Lobby for 2.29 a yard.  I glued that to an 8x10 foam board.  It's very interesting. Also he uses Cobra water mixable oil paints.  Do hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather, tomorrow in the 50's.  Gotta get out.

Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Recent studies

Another study using watercolor and gouache. I have been busy experimenting using various
Papers Saunders 140# rough and handmade 100% cotton  Khadi paper. Now I am using my iPad using the internal keyboard. My smart keyboard  the case cracked. So it is time for me to join the rest of the people and  use the way my grandchildren uses theirs.  Happy painting everyone.



Sky study wc on Khadi paper


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Watercolor studies

Daffodils from Trader Joe's on Khadi handmade watercolor paper

Another paper that is 100% cotton handmade. It has the feel of painting on material, great fun.
While waiting for spring I purchased my yearly daffodils from Trader Joe's, they come
from Ireland.
It is Saturday morning and having coffee, today will be another painting day.  First, must pick up my painting that was in
a show and happy to say it received a merit award.  So once again wishing all a happy Saturday.

Snow

This is my first study using the Saunders rough paper.  I love it, and makes painting in w/c so much easier for me.

Stony Brook plein air

Stony Brook Harbor

Yesterday, my friend Sue and I braved the semi cold weather and painted in Stony Brook.
It was wonderful being outdoors. 

I will finish this study at home ore maybe not.  I have been experimenting with
different w/c papers.  This is a Saunders 140lb. rough.  Love it.