Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Miller's Pond

Millers Pond 

12x24 Oil on canvas.  Started before Thanksgiving, will go back to this next week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Miller's Pond sketch

Watercolor sketch
Watercolor sketch on location at Miller's Pond.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

And On The Third Day... I went back!

Sunken Meadow 6x8 oil on canvas panel
So, today was a lovely day at Sunken Meadow.  Painted with friends and the weather was perfect.  That being said, I feel it's necessary for me to confess, I Went Back To Facebook.  Sorry to say, for 3 days it felt like I didn't know what was going on sort  of feeling in the dark.  Isn't that sad?  But it is what it is, a sign of our times.  Everyone and their mother is on facebook.

One  good thing   came from not being on for 3 days, the realization that it is equally important to reach out to real friends in my world and which I did on Tuesday.  Very enjoyable painting with the artist in the library, and today painting with friends at Sunken Meadow.  So a balancing act is needed, nothing too extreme.

Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Art with Friends on a Rainy Day

Today was one of those rainy dreary days.  I packed my watercolors and brushes and went to the Smithtown library.  Artist meet there every Tuesday .  I worked from a photo in my tablet.  A photo from Meadowcroft a little shack.  So all in all it was a fun day.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bye Bye to Facebook

Happy Sunday everyone.  It is final I have disconnected from Facebook and it is wonderful.  So now, I have my grand daughter here for breakfast.  So I will be back.

Monday, November 7, 2016


9x12 oil on canvas panel

Today was a brisk autumn day and it was lovely.  Had to be out painting and didn't need
to go far.  Sometimes if we look we will find something to paint in our own back yard.
Monet and I set out looking and there it was, fall colors in all its glory.  Of course my little friend Mo
didn't stay long, it was after all bit chilly for the little guy.
Hope all of my fellow bloggers are enjoying the lovely weather. Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday Morning sketch

The Grange Park in Sayville, an old shed.  Still practicing in watercolor.  This was done on 140lb. Rough w/c paper.  Having fun with this, but must get back to my oils.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fighting back with a brush in hand.

Early morning w/c sketch. 140lb. Saunders rough .  It's so interesting seeing how the paint reacts to different surfaces.
This is a wip and still needs some tweaking.  What I love about the paper it can take corrections. I am missing my oil paints, so maybe tomorrow I will go out and do an oil.

I am trying to get back to normal after my visit to my daughters , we have so many distractions and worries in life, don't we?  Trying to deal with my anxious thoughts through prayer and painting.  Happy painting everyone.