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.