Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Harbor Crab Co.

A work in progress. This is what I accomplished yesterday. Still more tweaking to do. I wanted to complete it outdoors. Maybe I will return to the site to do just that.

We were fortunate enough to have Larry Johnston, a professional artist who was also painting with us. He gave me some really good tips that helped this painting. It was on verge of sinking into the river. Happy painting everyone.

Plein Air Painters

This was the scene yesterday at the Patchogue river. It was a glorious day of plein air painting.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Snow in July

Taking my lead from Janice, she has been posting her snow scenes . It helps to cool us off, you know "mind over matter'. This is a scene painted last year. Stay cool everyone!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lexi in the Garden at Oldfield Vineyards

5x7 oil on panel. My grand daughter Lexi, looking at the flowers .

Monday, July 19, 2010

Islip Marina

5x7 oil sketch.

35 minute quick sketch of the marina. I love these quickies, there fun and a great way not to over think and just paint. Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Meadow Croft Estate

Almost complete, just a little more tweaking. I would like to bring in the flowers to connect the barn and the garden.

Meadow Croft in Sayville is an historic building. Built in 1891. Country home to the Roosevelts.

I was invited to paint with the National League of American Pen Woman. An organization started by Eleanor Roosevelt. The day was amazing and wonderful.

I would love to go back and continue to paint the main house.

Just a quick thank you to Bruce Sherman. I totally enjoyed the process of doing the preliminary stages.

Meadow Croft Estate Step 1, the sketch

I have tried what Bruce Sherman shared on his blog. The process, first the sketch. I did this sketch in oil, using raw sienna.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meadow Croft plein air 2

5x7 oil sketch.

This was started the same day at the Estate. My focus was on the study of greens. My good friend Vic a fine artist and constant inspiration. He is presently studying greens. I used the Keven McPherson method of mixing blues and yellows. Also black and yellow make a great green. If you get a chance check out Vic's blog.

Meadow Croft Estate plein air

5x7 oil sketch on panel

This was my first sketch that day. A group of artist went to the Meadow Croft Estate. It was lovely. We decided to focus on the barn and garden. I took pictures, do work from my sketch and computer. A great tip from Bruce Sherman.
All in all it was the closet thing to Heaven, ants and all.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Islip Marina

5x7 oil, another sketch from the Islip Marina, only this was painted at home from my watercolor sketch and photos.

This one a day challenge isn't really working for me. Just came back from the STAC opening reception. I did have two of my paintings that were accepted. I will continue to study and paint the smaller pieces but just not feel the need to post everyday.

Happy painting everyone.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Lesson

5x7 oil on panel. I am doing these little sketches while waiting for cooler days.
I find they are very helpful in the planning stages for larger paintings.

I should have called this one Primary Colors... In fact that is exactly what I have been studying. The limited palette. Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kayak 2

I made my corrections. After all it's just an impression. Please look at the first posting of this painting. I mentioned Bruce Sherman, and Janice. They are wonderful artist and well worth a visit to their blog.

Kayaks "Waiting to Go Out"

5x7 oil on panel.. Kids went back home. Feeling so ambitious I'm going to take the leap. Yep! Taking the one a day challenge.

One of the artist I so admire, Bruce Sherman is always trying something new and different, his work and words are very inspiring. Check out his blog it is a treat.

Also Janice, her work is charming and magical. Enjoy and happy painting everyone.

Just noticed two mistakes. The horizon line looks like I had one drink to many, and I'm not so sure about the scale of the figure and the boats. Oh well. I'll look at this tomorrow with a fresh eye.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Having a problem with my Blog

I am trying to correct a problem. For some reason, my comments are not being posted. Even when I visit other blogs. Don't know how to correct this. Just to let everyone know that I am not ignoring your comments , and I have been visiting your blogs. Hopefully this will get corrected.

Work in progress

Here is another painting that was started from my photo taken at the plein air site last week.

My son and his family are visiting and we are having a wonderful time. I will get into my painting full swing next week.

In the meantime, Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Squassux Landing Marina

5x7 oil. Will have to add the highlights to this tomorrow. Little more tweaking. We went to this location on Tuesday. I was all set to paint in oils, when I discovered my turps had spilled. Had to do some sketching in watercolor.

This is an oil from a photo. It's never the same, it's so much better to work on location.