Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Back to work

Correction: the first is a pen and ink wash.

Tuesday morning and it's still so cold outside. I started these studies on Sunday. Hopefully this week I will be able to produce a painting. Where does the time go?

The first study is done using the Rotring artpen, the second using graphite wash pencil, the third just graphite.

The other studies are both done in pen and ink and graphite wash.

Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sail Boat WIP

Being out ones comfort zone is an amazing experience. I am studying the Brian Ryder's technique of Atmospheric Painting. Vic, Brian's technique is no walk in the park.

First it's the prep work of priming the canvas or mdf board with pink toned acrylic mixed with gesso and a spackle powder purchased from Home Depot.

It gives the surface a very rough texture. The rest in applying the paint in a scrubbing in or scumbling.

When done correctly, it can be lovely.
I have been so comfortable painting wet into wet this is very different. But I am loving of minute of the learning experience. Like a toddler, one step and boom. But eventually the toddler does learn to walk.

Monday, March 21, 2011

From the Past

5x7 oil. radishes, acrylic on canvas board.

I will be posting some of my earlier works while working on some new ideas for future paintings.

Happy Painting Everyone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paulson's Farm Lake in Oil

8x10 oil study of the lake. Still studying Brian Ryder's technique. Very interesting and not easy for me.

The second is also an 8x10 on mdf board that has been primed with a polyfilla and colored gesso. It's all so new and exciting.

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful spring like weather.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Never Go Back

Well folks that's what I did. Returned to the scene, not a pretty picture. Unfortunately in my attempt to correct my country road it turned out to be down hill all the way.

Bruce, my bossies are growing. It's all okay because I will start another painting and hopefully it will be better next time.

Still having fun playing with paint.

Happy Painting Everyone.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

All In A Days Work

All in a days work. My studies for future oil paintings. Getting all my duck in a row!.

Paulson Farm Wood shed. Watercolor on 140lb. wc paper.

The two are mini's of the same wood shed. Trying to come up with a nice composition, studies from my previous sketches.

The two boat scenes are of the Stony Brook harbor. I did these studies on pastel paper using watercolor . Love this technique, it's all new to me. Of course the ducks and that goose look pretty strange, I did it holding my rotring artpen at the very top and not resting my hand on the paper. Hence the Funny Goose. Happy Painting Everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Still Life

Still life studies of pears and eggplant and other kitchen objects.

I will be doing a painting in oil this week.

Just a word on the devastation in Japan. Here we are in our safe world of drawing and painting while a catastrophic event is happening. May our hearts, thoughts, and prayers be for the people in Japan and their loved ones.

To my fellow bloggers, stay safe, well and happy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Along a Country Road

8x10 oil on canvas covered mdf board. I primed the canvas such as Brian Ryders technique using a pink acrylic under painting.

The colors I used were not Brians, but more of a limited earth tone palette. I did this wet into wet, and it was a one hour study. Vic Errington has also influenced me with his wonderful country side paintings. I am so thrilled I actually added a tree and cows that weren't there.

The first study was of course a pencil wash and the second a watercolor study. All in all a very fun morning.

Happy Painting Everyone.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Patchogue Lake

I did this in pen and ink, then experimented with watercolor. Great fun. It is a little lake in Patchogue.

The next one was just a study in watercolor washes also using pen and ink.

The floral study I used my Rotring artpen and then a water wash.

When I didn't know what to do, I just sketch the baby's stuffed toys.

All in all it's been fun doing these little studies.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Return to Harbes Farm. I have been so influenced by Brian Ryder and Edward Seago as you all know.

Edward Seago created paintings not only from plein air, but he would add things that weren't there. Hence the tree and the winding road. So this is just a study for a future oil, once the actual composition is decided.

This little boat sketch is also another study for a future oil.

The rest are pen and ink studies, using my new Rotring Artpen, I love it and oh what fun it is to play with new art supplies.

Happy Painting to All and enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paulson's Farm

8x10 oil of Paulson's Farm, where we painted plein air. I did this from my sketch. I'm going back to paint another from a sketch. Weather is still to cold to paint outdoors.