Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Getting through the heat wave

Days End at Fire Island

It's been to hot to paint outdoors.  So , in search of starting another painting, went through my photos from last year. This one is me playing with tone and color, just using the primary colors.  It's a challenge, but thought , how easy would be to go out and just take a few tubes of paint.
Hopefully I will finish this painting this week.  Happy Painting eveyone.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Painting indoors

6x8 floral still life from one of my photos

It is so very hot outside that I  have been painting inside with air conditioning blasting. But even though it is not the cold winter snowy days, I suffer from cabin fever.
Hope everyone is staying cool and happy painting.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gathering At The Marina

Mike and I went to the East Islip marina.  I always love painting plein air there.  I started sketching in oil on a linen oil primed panel. Oh, woe is me, the surface was so slick.  I like working on a gesso , textured panel.  I continued to work and thought Oh, so what ,I am having fun and do want to add people into my paintings. 
Since I love impressionism, it didn't matter to me if it wasn't realistic, so while the painting was starting to look half  way resembling an actual impression of what was there, a group of people standing behind me, thought is was so wonderful to be able to paint like that.  People are so very kind, we assume everyone that looks at our work has the eye of a critic, most people just enjoy watching the process.  So grateful to be able to go out and play with paint while enjoying the atmosphere and people doing what they love.  Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Down By The River
Plein Air

Today we went to the Arboretum to paint.  A lovely lady from Bayside came out to join us.
It was a great day.  Need to get a  better photo .
Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Deer Park Library

Morning Mist
oil 16x20

Kings Bluff

Bellport, and Fire Island Light
16x24 and 11x14

Floral Still Life
18x24 acrylic

Just a few paintings that will be on display at the Deer Park library, will go back after the 4th to add more painting, my work will be there for the next two months.
Stay cool everyone there is another heatwave coming.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The kayak Lesson

On Duty

Going Out

The Instructor

wip started at the beach will finish at home
Love working with the open box m

Mike taking a photo of m

Today was fun, will go back to work on more sketches.  People are so very nice. Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Heat Wave

At The Beach
6x8 plein air

We had a heat wave, then a front line storm, strong gusting winds and trees, and wires down. The difference according to the meteorologist, a front line storm, strong winds up to 50 and 70 miles per hour, but the trees fall facing one direction. We saw the pictures on 12 news and it was pretty nasty.  Thank God no one was hurt, it only lasted a few minutes with hail  the size of quarters.
Okay back to painting. prior to the storm when the temps were soaring with high humidity, Mike, Mo and me , went to the Stony Brook beach.  We had it pretty good sitting on the porch in the shade.  I had a great time.  The action on the beach was that of mothers and children, but most of all the dogs frolicing in the water.  As I was painting a lady came up to me and artist herself with artist pro backpack,with all her artist gear.  If you look close at the black figure with the white hat, that was her.
The last time I used that artist pro bag was at the Westbury Gardens.  It was in my crate with a few other things, Mike was pushing the crate and became very irritated that I had packed so much.  Didn't blame him one bit, it was ridiculous that was the last time it will be used. I am determined to lighten the load for plein air painting.  Tomorrow I will start adding more to my sidebar.  Happy Painting everyone.