Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Peony and Lemons

Today I had to paint the peony flowers that are in bloom.  Also lemons thought that would make a nice summer time feel to the painting.  Still have some tweaking, this was just a 2hr. oil sketch.  After doing beach scenes had to do something different.  Happy painting everyone.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

In Memory of All who have given their lives for our country.

Stroll by the bay
Had many problems with this one.  Hate to be the poor carpenter complaining about her tools. But, using a different panel and turps and  titanium white by a manufacturer that I don't normally use, the paint was too thin.  Oh well lesson leaned. My father-in-law use to say the "cheapest is the dearest in the long run".  Thanking and remembering all that have given their lives for our country, God Bless them all and their families.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Beach House

The Beach House

One of my paintings that is entered into the Fire Island Show.  8x10 oil on canvas panel. The second is titled Sand Dunes and Salty Air , 8x10 gouache on crescent board.  I have shown the two painting before,  But I am having some problems with my computer.  This is tricky because I am using the iPad.                                                    

                                                      Sand Dunes and Salty Air
Sand Dunes and Salty Air

Thursday, May 19, 2016


11x14 oil
Yesterday, I painted in the studio.  It was a good day, Mike was out enjoying his day with a visit to his cousins house.  Mo was being a very good pup and I had the pleasure of painting without distractions.  I wanted to study a new approach, even though the scene is basically my usual type of scene.

Sometimes what seems so simple can be very difficult for me.  Yesterday it was a good study day for me and trying something new was a delight.  So, just wanted to share and say happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Plein air Paint Out Fire Island

Plein air sketch  at the Fire Island Lighthouse paint out  painted at the The Bayside
Approaching  Storm

On Friday the 13th, which I always feel is a lucky day, The Wet Paints Studio Group, we painted at the
Fire Island Light House.   My choice was to paint something not too difficult, because there was rain scheduled.
So I chose to do the Bayside and managed to complete it in one hour.  When done with our work we are allowed to show in the Light House for 1 month.  So that being said, it was all very exciting.

Once home I began doing some studio studies.  The Approaching Storm is a 6x8 oil on gessoed board.  Not a big fan of working on gessoed  board a little too slick even after a prepped it with texture paste and gesso.  So that is about it folks.  Hope everyone is enjoying this strange weather , not very spring like.   Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sayville Marina Marsh

                                                                     Sayville Marina Marsh
Had a pleasant surprise on my way home from visiting my daughter and grand children.  My painting Sayville Marina Marsh that was on display at the Port Jefferson Village Center sold.  I had the pleasure of showing my work with many talented artist from my group.  The Wet Paints Studio Group.

Cory Beach 5

For sale
May be purchased through paypal

Many of the lovely beaches on Long Island