Monday, October 27, 2014


My collection
Port Jeff Chamber of Commerce building
neighbors house

Trying to add a little more variety to my work.  Sketching helps to improve
my drawing and of course will give me more freedom of expression
in my oil landscape scenes.  Also want to start adding people in my paintings.

Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Port Jeff Today

Port Jeff Today

Do you know when something hits the spot, well today Port Jeff was that for me.
Mike, Mo, and me we went to Port Jefferson.  I sat and sketched from the dock.
Being so bored with the usual, this is such a wonderful experience, different not only in subject
but using tools that are challenging.  Holding a brush and painting in oils, is by no means
easy, all mediums have their pros and cons.  But sketching is so very important to aid in my oils
as well.  In other words, he can't hurt.  So that being said. I say, Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

People, places and things, today

Went to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum today, wanted to focus on sketching
the main house and people.   Oh such high hopes, it aint easy!  It's something I do hope to
accomplish with lots of practice.  I do love a challenge.
Happy Painting Everyone.

Monday, October 13, 2014

People, Places and Things

People , Place, and Things
Teapot and lemons
People, Place, and things

Since I started with sketching with my new pen it has opened a new world
to me.  I may never travel to faraway places.  So thanks to Wet Canvas
and the use of the photo reference library.
Until I get the confidence to go out and sketch publicly in the local towns
and villages here on Long Island.  I will just get use to practicing from
these photos.

Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lamy Joy Fountain Pen

Lamy Joy pen and wc sketch
Sketching with my Lamp Joy pen & wc

Oh happy day, don't you just love getting new toys to sketch and paint with, so
much fun.  Thanks to Liz Steel and her video,. Fountain pens are my
weakness, I should say art supplies.
Well I did have fun playing with my new toy today.  I look forward to sketching outdoors.
Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pen and Ink and wc studies

pen and ink and wc 
pen and in and watercolor 
Pen and Ink study

So excited, just ordered my Lamy Joy Fountain pen.  So inspired by Liz Steel and her lovely work, just
had to have the lamy joy pen.  Happy Painting everyone.