Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Painting the town

Today s a study of building in Babylon village.  While I love beaches and parks, it time to challenge myself and do more subjects that I find incredibly difficult.  It helps in taking my mind off anxious thoughts.  Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


watercolor study on 300b. w/c paper
a watercolor study
It was necessary to make an unexpected visit to my daughters house.  She is having a medical problem, that with the help  of God will turn out to be not serious. While waiting for test results, I have been keeping myself occupied with a brush in hand and doing some watercolor studies.

All I can say is thank God for the interest and desire to use my art studies to fight back fear and anxiety that life sometimes brings to us all.

On the hand it is wonderful being with the grandchildren they bring so much joy. Hope all is well with my fellow bloggers,  Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October Sky

Caleb Smith Park 
Today was a wonderful day spent with my good friend Sue.  We painted at Caleb Smith Park in Smithtown.  Colors were magnificent and the lake had a mirror reflecting quality that I am still trying to achieve.  No complaints, it was great being out there.  Happy Painting everyone.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Part of my Stradaeasel 30 day challenge

So these are just a few of the plein air paintings that were done during 
the challenge.  I now look forward to painting in the studio.  I think that is just as important.

A study of movement in the water

Sunken Meadow on a very windy day cloudy day

Sunken Meadow 
Little House on the lane.

Short Beach

These are just a few paintings done for the  30 day Strada easel challenge.  It was very interesting . The challenge was to go out and paint plein air for the 30 days.  My first thought was, I will never make it, but have to admit that it was very exciting.

Dealing with mother nature, and not knowing what to expect, weather wise.  We had some rain, wind and also very beautiful days.  On the summer like days, it was a different challenge, dealing with the heat, yellow jackets, they seem to love oil paint, but no harm, they don't sting.
The humidity had to be the worst of all, air quality is so important especially for someone my age.
So not complaints, what happened, I actually learned about color, light and how to see a little better.  It will be a life long adventure for me personally. But it is all a labor of love.

Coming back to blogging and working in the studio is also so very important, so sorry that I have been neglectful for so long.  Hoping to change all of that, I look forward to being a part of the blogging community once again.  Happy Painting everyone.