Friday, December 21, 2012

Arboretum, River Walk

Arboretum, using Kuretake pen, blue ink
Arboretum, sepia ink
At the Arboretum, River Walk
Just wanted to update my journal.  It's been too long that I have posted, journaling is something that is very enjoyable.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Back to my journal

Pen and ink
While waiting for the cable vision man to connect the tv back to cable I did some sketching in my journal.  I have forgotten how much fun it can be to keep a journal and just sketch an object around the house or on the kitchen table.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch 
This is a 5x7 gouache painting on card stock.  I am amazed at the versatility of this medium.  It  is great  for studies in composition, color, and texture as a preliminary step for future larger paintings in oil.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Organics Today Farm

The Organic Today Farm

Fall is here and getting into the spirit of visiting the lovely farms on Long Island. This is a cute little family owned organic farm.  I was there last week and did a painting of the pumpkin patch.  This is an entry into my journal.  It is time to bring it home and start sketching in my journal.   Happy Painting Everyone.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back to my journal

Every once in awhile I go through these artist slumps.  I am sure you can all relate to these empty moments when nothing seems to appeal to my artist eye.

Well getting back to my journal is exactly the medicine needed to get the artistic  juices flowing again.  Sometimes it's the little things in life that calls to us, Happy Painting everyone.  Oh, enjoy the lovely weekend.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Hydrangea from my garden
Gouache study on paper 8x10
Wanted to get back to  my fellow bloggers, where has the summer gone.  I have been busy painting, but was unable to get to my blog.  So please forgive me for not responding or visiting your blogs.  Today, I picked these white hydrangea's and placed the in a cut glass green fruit bowl, one of my garage sale finds.  Still working on this one.  Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Gouache study

Gouache study on card stock
Really neglected my daily journal blog.  Will try to get back to posting.  Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gouache studies

Still life study in gouache

I became very interested in gouache, in the last few weeks.  With all my researching and inquires made to fellow bloggers.  I purchased a set of Holbein artist gouache which I received  today.  It's a challenging medium, like anything that is new, it's takes some time to understand .  So it's a process.  My first is a quickie done this morning.  I wanted to achieve a watercolor look.  And that's what so great about this medium, it can be made to look like a watercolor painting or more opaque such as an oil.  So hence, my fascination in learning all I can.  I also have a Winsor Newton Designer gouache set on it' way.  So there you have it, happy painting everyone.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse sketch 

Did this sketch last week.  Thinking of possibly an oil.  Also trying out a new template for my watercolor journal.  Very confusing.  It is difficult to sign in, I will leave my original blog alone until I get the hang of this template.  Happy painting everyone.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Still life study

contour and watercolor wash

Studied Charles Reid's approach, first contour and then watercolor wash, omg, it's great fun.  Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sketches and watercolor studies

Head studies, pen and ink and pencil
still life watercolor sketch
The head studies were done  waiting for my husband while he was having his eye exam.  It helps the time to go faster.  The second  is a still life watercolor sketch done with my group at the library.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My journal and toys

Last week using my new carry all pouch from Jet Pens.  Great for on the go sketching.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Plein air at Fire Island

Fire Island Plein air sketch
Fire Island Plein air sketch 2

Today, our group met at the Fire Island Light for plein air.  I did the first as a quick sketch and the second a little more work done in my 5x8 Strathmore Journal.  I will be doing more studies before I decide to paint in acrylic or oils.  It was a magnificent day and I do want to go back.  Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Roses from Nurcys garden

Roses, from Nurcys garden
Watercolor sketch, Nurcys roses

My neighbor Nurcy loves gardening and she brought over a gorgeous bouquet of her lovely roses.  Just couldn't resist painting them.  Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spring flowers

From Nurcys garden
Beautiful roses
Trying to get back to my journal.  Switching back forth from plein air in acrylic and journaling.  Happy painting everyone.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just Doodling

strawberry plant, and flowers in my garden 
abstract study white on white

Just some studies in my journal.  Must get back to daily entries,  Been busy with my acrylic painting. Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My breakfast

The Memory Lingers On

I had such a delicious breakfast yesterday, and healthy also.  Just had to paint what I ate.  So this was done from memory.  Happy painting everyone.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Garage Sale Find

Last Sunday, after having a wonderful day in Northport, I found this lovely coffee set at a garage sale .  It was the ending of one of those perfect days.  Can't wait to do a still life with one of these pieces , perhaps in oil or acrylic.  Happy Painting to all.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back to Journaling

Back to doing some work in my journal.  The first is done with my Rotring Artpen and waterbrush.  The second some studies of my tulips in the rock garden.   Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pen and Ink and watercolor

Not sure if this was posted last week.  It was before my trip to Virginia.   Happy painting everyone.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Studies in various mediums

These are just a few of my studies for the last few weeks.  I finally made some entries into my journal.
Life and wanting to do and paint everything can be counter productive at times.  Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pen and ink studies

Two studies, the first, once again Stony Brook Harbor.  Mike and I went there on Sunday.  What I loved was the low tide and everything was back lit, so it was blinding.  I used my Kuretake letter pen, with sepia ink and waterbrush.

The second my little brown tea pot, always a fun subject.  Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

St. Ann's Church

St.  Ann's Church

5x7 watercolor

The road leading to the Meadowcroft  Estate.   This is a beautiful location that can be seen from the road.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Let It Be

Let It Be
After struggling all morning with a still life in acrylic it was time to play with watercolor.  Let me just say what it is that I love about this medium.  No Control, just let it be and do it's own thing.  It never ceases to amaze me what happens when you let the paint flow without restrictions from the artist. Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Different View

Still the same building, Frank F. Penney, Sayville Marine.  This a wip, watercolor on 140lb. paper.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pen and Ink

Pen and ink studies, using my Noodles Ahab pen a simple line drawing.  The second, using Kuretake pen with sepia ink. Great fun.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Button Frenzi

My thanks to Jane Minters blog on buttons, which I found through In and Out of the Studio.

What a fascinating subject, this is just a quick study, will do many more.

Happy painting everyone.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Little Church

Little Church in Sayville. 140lb. watercolor paper.


There so much to learn.  I am presently trying to get my paypal button under my art work.  I succeeded in getting the widget displayed on my right side bar.  This is all so very exciting and confusing at the same time.  So there you have it, fellow bloggers.  My new adventure in the world of selling art on line.  I have just signed up with the Daily Paintworks , my thanks to Nora MacPhail-Artist a very talented artist.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New toys and paper and paint test

 Last week my new art supplies arrived.  The Schminke pan paint box, got a great bargin and to my surprise the company included the 300lb. watercolor block.  I also got my new books.  Capturing the Moment in Oils by David Curtis, love his work, he also is a great watercolorist.

I experimented with  the paper and paint, still have to practice. They were meant for journaling and outdoor painting so I am sure they will do.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frank F. Penney Boat Builders

Mike and I went to the Sayville Marina.  I did this pen and ink and watercolor sketch sitting in the back seat of my car. Will probably go back many more times. There is a method to my madness, in time my goal is to paint large scale paintings from my sketches.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Watercolor workshop

 On Wednesdays a group of us meet at the Bayshore Library.  It's a watercolor workshop and there is usually a still life set up, but we can paint whatever we choose to work on, great fun.  These are my studies from Wednesday.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Recent work

 I have been busy actually working with other artist this week.  It seems we all have cabin fever, spring fever all in one week.  That has been our weather.  One day snow almost 5inches and 2 days later spring like temps in the 50's.  We certainly do get a mixed bag of weather conditions on Long Island.

These are some of the work I have been doing.  Of course Millers Pond in the sepia ink was lots of fun, but I even managed a little girls sketch in sepia.
Happy painting and sketching everyone.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Doodles with my Noodler Pen

Today I loved working my Noodler Ahab pen, using the Noodlers brown ink.  The last was ink and a watercolor wash.