Monday, January 15, 2018

Sad News

Dear fellow bloggers,

It saddens me to let you know that one of the wonderful artist we know, Victor Errington has passed away.  He was not only a great artist, but also and good friend. 

He has shared is art with so many of us and for me personally has encouraged and supported my endeavors.  He will be missed. In closing, like Vic would say, all the best to you all.  Joan

Friday, January 5, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside

From My Dining Room Window

Day 5 in my 31day Strada Easel challenge.  Really looking forward to going out maybe tomorrow.
Want to go to a pond where there are skaters.  I am sure they will be out this weekend.

Stay, safe, warm and dry  fellow Long Islander's.  Happy Painting

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year

Remains from the Holiday
Wishing all my fellow blogger a very Healthy, Happy, New Year.  This is my still life for day 4 in the strada easel 31day challenge.  I think it is a great way to start the new year. 

We are in the midst of a blizzard. Everyone is homebound and I have enjoyed painting most of the day.  So I say to you, happy painting.

Friday, December 29, 2017

ENDING THE YEAR WITH A WONDERFUL SURPRISE

On The Way to Meadow Croft
4x6 gouache on crescent board
SOLD
Although this isn't the painting sold, can't seem to find
the photo.  But it was basically the same idea.
Fire Island Fishermen
6x12 on mdf board
SOLD
Fire Island plein air 8x10
Acrylic on canvas panel
SOLD
Caleb Smith Fall
8x10 oil on canvas panel
SOLD

It was a wonderful surprise to have sold these four paintings. A great way to end the year
I look forward to the new year and wishing all of you a  Healthy Happy New Year.
Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cordwood in the snow

Went to Cordwood Park on Sunday.  Too cold to paint outdoors.  Took some photos and sketched.  Did these sketches from my photos.  Playing with composition and color , studies for an oil painting.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Imagination

5x7 oil on canvas panel

I am experimenting with color.  Originally this was from a photo of the Sayville Marsh after the snowstorm.
It's one of my favorite places to paint on location and from photos.  So hence the name Imagination.
Happy painting everyone.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Bayport/ Bluepoint Library my art exhibit

That time of year when my work goes on display for the
month of December.  

The library is perfect for displaying my work.  It has the gallery
in the main hall entrance where people can see the work.
Everyone is so kind and it is always wonderful get feedback about
my work.

This year I had a variety of sizes.  Generally I work small
when doing plein air.  But it's alway nice to show my larger pieces.

I also like the odd formats, the atmospheric look of the sky is one
of my favorite subjects to paint. 

These two larger pieces were done a few years ago, I don't show the
that often.  Thought they needed an airing.

The tea pot is one of my favorites, it was done last year when I took
on the 30 day challenge.
The larger piece is a 18x24 of Sayville marsh, another favorite place
to paint on location

The smaller pieces, the smallest one on the bottom is a watercolor
that took the longest to paint.  Using the old masters technique of
coating the paper with a gloss medium allowing the erasable surface
of the paper. It took forever to paint. 

This was of Hoyt Farm on the Island.  Loved the mud and frozen
puddle , wanted to capture that on canvas.


The LeCluse case is always a treat.  So many people pass by and are so king with there compliments.
It is such a busy time of the year.  The hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us.  My grand daughter will be  over this week to do our traditional holiday cookies.  To all my blogger friends happy painting.