Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flower Field

Flower Field
5x7 acrylic on panel.  Good morning fellow bloggers.  Last night I did some tweaking on my blog.  I posted paintings that have been previously posted.  It is time for a change. In visiting so many of your blogs it has been inspiring and a learning experience.  While my studies and trying various techniques continue, I will be posting a few earlier paintings . So that being said, Happy Painting to all.

Meadow Farm Lake

Meadow Farm Lake 
5x7 watercolor on 140lb. w/c paper.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum plein air

Bayard  Cutting Arboretum Plein Air
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel.

Bayard Cutting Aboretum

Bayard Cutting Aboretum
Painted plein air.  8x10 acrylic on panel.

Farm Stand

Farm Stand Plein Air
Painted plein air in October.  8x10 Acrylic on panel.

Meadow Farm Lake

Meadow Farm  Lake 16x20  oil on panel.
Meadow Farm Lake

Monday, February 27, 2012

Millers Pond

Millers Pond
This time I worked in acrylic.  It's a 6x8 on canvas panel.
I am so intrigued with this place, and thought it would be good to just examine various color combination and tonal studies.
Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Homemade Journal

Over the weekend, I decided to make my little handmade journal.  Choosing various watercolor and pastel paper.  The first is a jar with leaves and pine cones.  The second is one of the flowers from my floral arrangement and spool of threads.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Toys and Test

 These are my new art supplies that came in last week.  The Schminke watercolors were on sale and they sent the 300lb. rough watercolor block as a free gift.  Nora, I couldn't resist buying the Schminke, it was an amazing offer, from Wet  It was a limited offer so I jumped to it, and happy I did.

The second is a test of paper and paint.  I will continue to experiment and have tons of fun in the process.

Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frank F. Penney Boat Builders

Monday and Tuesday, Mike and I went to the Sayville Maritime Museum.  I did the lower wc sketch on location at the Sayville Marina.  The top was a more studied sketch from my photos.

The temps have been spring like, in the upper 50's, but today Jack Frost is returning and dusting us with some of the white stuff I love so much.  To all my blogger friends  in England, hope you are enjoying your winter wonderland.
As for Bruce Sherman, we know you won't see any ground until late spring.  My daughter went to Plattsburg and it snowed from Oct. to April.

Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

WCpaper 300lb. rough, 140 rough

On a runaway horse called Watercolor Painting.

Another day experimenting with various papers.  Yes my blogger friends you are all so correct about different papers  and their affect on wc painting.
Once again Miller's Pond painted on 350lb. rough. The second is actually a still life from memory. This was the set up on Wednesday at the library. The second was painted on 140lb. rough.

I'm actually enjoying all of these failed attempts, no longer playing safe and enjoying the adventure into the wonderful world watercolor.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Miller's Pond Snow Scene

Snow scene at Miller's Pond.  This is a watercolor on a 140lb. watercolor paper , from cousin Sue.  Love the texture of the paper, still some getting use to how it responds to the paint.  Aint easy, but love it anyway.  Yesterday I was with my art group. It's wonderful working with fellow artist.  The temps reached 64, but we were not outdoors, we met at the Bayshore Library.