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Friday, June 26, 2009

Mary's Hibiscus

I did this 7 x 10 painting back in May. I used the hibiscus plant that I bought for my MIL for Mother's Day. The painting has been sitting in my living room since then while I pondered if I wanted to do anything to the background or leave it white. I think it will stay white.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Bloom

7 x 10 watercolor done for the WDE on WetCanvas from a photo supplied by KreativeKay. Many thanks to Kay for this wonderful blooming cactus reference.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Beach Fences

We did have a few hours of sun on Friday, so I went to the beach and did this ink & watercolor postcard (4 x 6) there. Unfortunately the clouds and rain have been back since then.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Here's another 4 x 6 food painting done when I couldn't get out to do plein air painting.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tomorrow's Lunch

With rainy skies and no way to do plein airs, my eyes turn to FOOD! This is 4 x 6 and was fun to paint and eat!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pot of Zinnias

This is 7 x 10 and was done for the WDE on WetCanvas from a reference by Dewi. I never tried painting a pot like this before and it was really a challenge...not only the design but getting it a deep enough color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yellow and Green

This is 4 x 6 and was done at the arboretum the same day as the swan below. I was trying to include a lot of negative painting in the foliage for a project going on in WetCanvas. It isn't easy on such a small scale.

Monday, June 15, 2009


On Friday we had a touch of sun for a while so I headed to the local arboretum where I was greeted by this swan and his family. Of course once I got set up and had him sketched he came out of the water to investigate. He stayed for a bit and then took off with his family. I captured enough of him and then painted the foliage. This is 4 x 6.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Canopied House

With the wet weather we have been having here in NY, my plein air painting lately has been done from the front seat of my car. This is 4 x 6 and done in ink & watercolor. At one point while painting this I had to close the car windows because the rain was coming in. lol

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ready to Create

I did this a while ago but never got it posted. This is ink and watercolor and is about 6 inches square. I always wanted to try the reflections on an aluminum can, and it was fun to do.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ATCs for My Exchange

Here are a few more of the creatures for the ATC exchange I'm doing. These have arrived at their new home. In case you can't identify them they are an urchin, a quawk, a hippo, and an egret. All are 2.5 x 3.5 in and done in ink and watercolors.

Monday, June 8, 2009

"Ocean's Edge" and "Lifeguard"

Both of these were done at the beach yesterday and are 4 x 6. I try to keep postcards and a few sketching and painting materials in my beachbag so I can paint what I see.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunken Meadow Park

This is 7 x 10 done in ink & watercolor on one of the few dry days we had this week. It was done at Sunken Meadow Park here on Long Island, which I never visited before. I had seen it shown on a PBS special and it looked interesting. It was a hike from the parking area to the marsh, and I carried all my supplies only to find a nice bench to sit on when I got there. I could have left my chair and stool behind! I'll remember that the next time I go.

Friday, June 5, 2009

96 Jaynes Ave

Yesterday was a drizzling, gloomy day, but I wanted to paint outdoors. I did this 4 x 6 ink & watercolor from my car while it was parked across the street from this house. It was in an area of nice old houses that I will definitely go back to again.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

At the Dock

The weather wasn't very promising yesterday for plein air painting, but I went out anyway and worked small so I could finish before it started to rain. This is 4 x 6 and done in ink and watercolor down by the dock in Sayville.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

WDE - Tombstone Park

This is the second of my paintings from the WetCanvas WDE from Chris's reference photos. This is 7 x 10 and done in ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WDE - Caitlin

I've been doing some portrait practice from the references provided in the WDEs on WetCanvas. Chris (Wildgoose) was hosting this week and provided this gorgeous reference of her granddaughter. I did it in cps first, but had to try it in watercolor too. This is 7 x 9.