Friday, June 23, 2017

Brookwood Hall

Brookwood Hall

So sick of computers
my plein air today
Today Mike, Mo and I went to Brookwood Hall to paint.  Last night we had the reception at the Fire Island Lighthouse.  Fun hanging with fellow artist. Good , wine , cheese and crackers.  Lovely music and spectacular sun set.  Happy Painting everyone.

testing my macbook air

Trying to capture water lilies

plein air today at Brookwood Hall

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stony Brook Harbor

Stony Brook Harbor
Plein air
acrylic on mdf

So happy to be out painting.  Mike , Mo and me.  Fresh air and sunshine.  I actually painted people on the spot. Lots of fun.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Visiting my family in Virginia, sketching while children are in school
Watercolor in my journal

It's wonderful seeing my grandchildren.  We are here babysitting.  My daughter has a business meeting and my son in law is working out of town.  So it is Mike and Me . The kids seem to be fine with it, so while they are busy with school and playing with friends I have my art .

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tripod art and photo easel

Testing my tripod easel for the first time
6x8 acrylic on canvas panel
This was more of a test of my easel.  So tired of being a pack horse lugging heavy equipment.
Even the best pochade boxes require a tripod and paints, brushes and panels etc.
With this light weight easel I have learned to lighten my load.

This is my quickie sketch using acrylic paints.  What I like about this, I can switch to oils, or even watercolors
without adding too much extra weight.  I will keep you all posted .  Happy painting everyone.

6x8 acrylic sketch
This is how it looks .

Monday, June 5, 2017

Plein air at Fire Island

It was one of those perfect days weather wise.  Mike , Mo, and I went to the Fire Island Lighthouse
I painted from the upper deck looking down at the beach. 

I wanted to capture the clouds and had to turn my easel facing the opposite position from where
I started.  Took photos to finish this at home.  I wanted to work in acrylics which was
perfect for what I was painting.

This was my first sketch on mdf panel.  Love working with acrylics for painting wet over dry
using the acrylic varnish medium helped with the glazing .  Happy painting everyone.