Monday, December 11, 2017

Just a sketch

After painting in oil, it was time to get back to my watercolor.  I recently purchased some supplies for painting in the car.

We now have a Hobby Lobby close by and I purchased a lap table.  It is perfect to painting in the front seat. My pad and paints fit perfectly on the table top.  It is getting too cold to stand outside so this is what I will be doing for the winter months.

Also , just purchased the Amazon fire stick and the echo dot.  With the stick there is an app for prime photos.  It is wonderful to see my scenic photos on the 60in. tv screen.  Started doing some sketches.   Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season. Happy painting everyone.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Country Road
8x10 watercolor

I live near a lovely place on Long Island called The Grange Park in Sayville.   We go there often to sketch or paint.
I took some photos and did this watercolor sketch at home.  This is the time of year when the leaves change color must get back there, maybe today.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Art and Photo tripod easel

This my set up using the w/c tray as a table for my
watercolors and water container, the roll of paper towels
is held in place with a bungee cord. On the very top is a screw for the camera .
Working plein air, I love taking photos of the scene that I am working on and
being able to place the camera to shoot the scene is perfect.
Using my new art and photo tripod to work outdoors
I was working in acrylics

Just doing w/c sketches outdoors

Thanks to my good friend and plein air painter, loved her plein air easel.  After collecting
so many pochade boxes, tripods and french easels, this may be my very favorite.

What I do like about it, it is light, but can be made to stand up to the wind if I
place my back pack on the hook.  I will try to upload a better photo

Friday, April 28, 2017

A quick study

Okay can't see what I am typing on this blog.  Using the Google keyboard.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

W/C pan paints.

Watercolor study, using Schmincke pan paints

I have been experimenting with various professional w/c in 1/2 pan sets.  Schmincke and Dale Rowney.  Must say, they are wonderful to use.  Convenient to paint in the home or outdoors.  Very portable, but what I do like about these Paints are the fact that there is no need to worry about the tunes drying out before the Paints are fully used.
I also use the w/c tube Paints that I find useful both in the studio and outdoors, but for now, I really like these pan Paints for floral studies and still life set up in my home.
Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sayville Marsh
5x7 watercolor sketch
One of my favorite places to paint is the Maritime M useum in Sayville.  I have painted there many times.  I will be meeting my friends there this Thursday to do some more plein air studies.
I am planing to do a series of the Sayville Marsh and buildings / boats etc. At the Museum.
Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A memory sketch

Playing with gouache on w/c paper.  A memory sketch from Springtime at the Arboretum. We have painted there so many times, trying to develop  a painting from nothing.  I would love to add people strolling down the path, will give it a try.  Nothing to loose.  Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Early Morning Journaling

Early morning journaling

I love starting my day with an entry into one of my journals.  Lately I have inspired to sketch and paint
anything oriental.  My purchases has included Panda bear stuffed animals and bamboo plants.
Happy Painting everyone.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Asian studies

I have been on face book trying to keep up with the February challenge.  I've have done the strada easel challenge in September, the strada easel Challenge in January.  So enough is enough.  Went half way with the challenge this month  I realized that the challenges are okay, but they should just be a means to an end.  Improving one's skills.  In my case it became more of just posting everyday and I began to not care about anything else.  A little counter productive wouldn't you say?

So here I am back to keeping up with my blog, whenever I feel the need to post.  Today was enjoyable, my quest is to improve my drawing skills, work more from life and being inspired by my fellow bloggers.   Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Caleb Smith Park in the Fall

5x7 watercolor on Saunders 140lb. Paper.  I did this yesterday for the World Watercolor group challenge.  Don't know how much longer I will be doing this challenge.  I have been so busy.  Oh well I will do it until it becomes to much of a hassel.  Happy Painting everyone.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Nature's Bounty Plant and Fruit

Today is the 3rd day of the world watercolor group 28 day challenge. Fun but must get back to my other art work.  Have a great day.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

#worldwatercolorgroup day 2

African Violet Plant and Little Teddy

So today is day 2 of the February challenge. Doing these challenges on fb is a great way to
practice and develop drawing and painting skills.  It is a lifelong journey that I totally enjoy.
I am always amazed by the endless possibilities for future paintings. Just paying attention to what surrounds us, works.  Must admit since doing the strada easel challenge I have been on a spending spree, just to set up interesting arrangements to work from life.  My latest is collecting miniature teddy bears, thanks to Susan Bronsak.  Today I ordered Panda bears. lol.  Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

World of Water Color Group 28 day challenge

Miller's Pond today

Just joined another challenge World of Watercolor Group.  It is for 28 days, still not sure of the rules, but today I painted at Miller's Pond sitting in my car. Will have to read the directions, don't know if I can do whatever I choose to paint of stick to the 28 day list. Wish me luck.  Happy Painting everyone.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

My new toys

Inspired by Susan Bronsak, I became so excited about purchasing miniature Teddy bears.
I think, no matter how old we get, the child still remains.  Seeing Susan's blog I have already purchased her recommended platinum carbine  pen , which I love.  So a shout out to Susan for sharing her lovely journal.  Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 23 for the 31 day challenge.  Had to paint and post early with the approaching storm winds will go has high as gusting 50 to 70 miles per hour.  We may loose power.  Do hope everyone is safe. Happy Painting everyone.