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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I can still only upload vertical paintings, since I am not able to rotate the photos I have taken (or crop them) without using another program and time on the computer is limited. The first painting is of San Marco from across the lagoon sitting on the steps of San Giorgio Maggiore. The painting on the right is of a tiny restaurant right by the Rialto fish market. There are so many wonderful views. Ciao!

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Style

I went out to paint here in Venice the other day. I set up my stool, took out my paints, and realized I did not have a paintbrush or a waterbrush. I did not even have my ink pen. All I had was a ballpoint pen and pencil. I sketched with the ballpoint pen and then used a twig to add the color to the building. It gave it a textured effect, dont you think? I also used my fingers to add bigger areas of color and then painted the sky when I got back to the apartment. I guess that just shows that you can use anything to paint. lol

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Burano & Venice

It has taken me a while to get to upload these. I have more to post, but found out that if I take the photos in landscape form, I can not turn them around so you can see them. I also can not adjust the color so the way the photos come out is the way they will be. lol
The painting on the left is Burano, where they make lace. I love the colorful buildings there. I felt like I was walking through sherbert colors. The painting on the right is Venice (as if you did not know).
I will try to post more in a few days. Now I will quickly visit a few blogs. Ciao!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smith Point to the Mainland

This was done in plein air at Smith Point Park looking toward the mainland. It is 3 1/2 x 4.
This will be my last post from home for a while. I am leaving for Venice tomorrow. Hopefully now that I have a memory card reader I will be able to upload to my blog while I'm gone...as long as I can read the Italian phrases on the computer at the internet cafe. It may take me a few days to post my first painting, but please check back and see if I've been successful. Ciao!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Squassux Landing Marina

This was done in plein air on Saturday at a local marina. It is 3 1/2 x 4.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lighthouse Beyond the Dunes

This was painted at Robert Moses State Park. I sat on a bench on the boardwalk and painted the Fire Island Lighthouse in the distance. This is 3 1/2 x 4

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Smith Point Bridge

I've done many paintings of Smith Point, but never painted the little bridge before. Most parts of Fire Island are visited by ferry because cars are not allowed in the towns. But the eastern and western ends of the island have bridges to public beaches. This is the smaller bridge on the very eastern end. The painting is 3 1/2 x 4.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brookhaven Gazebo

This was painted last Wednesday when I met with the Patchogue Sketch Club. The gazebo is in a small park in Brookhaven. It also has a pond that I plan to go back and paint. This is 3 1/2 x 4.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lightkeeper's House

I went to see the wonderful art exhibit at the Robert Moses Lighthouse the other day, and brought along my art materials. Rather than paint the lighthouse which I've done so many times, I sat close to the buildings and did the lightkeeper's house instead. This section is attached to the light tower. This is 3 1/2 x 4.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Beach Boardwalk

This was painted the same day as the foggy one below, but after the fog lifted. I had done most of the painting when the lady and little boy came along. I just had to put them into the painting. This is 3 1/2 x 4 in my journal.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fog Over the Dunes

When I headed out to Smith Point Beach on Sunday it was so foggy you couldn't see the island from the foot of the bridge. I decided to give fog painting a try. This is in my journal and is 3 1/2 x 4.