Tuesday, January 27, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 27 - Clouds Over the Beach Grasses

I am close to the end of Leslie's challenge. Check out the other artwork here:
http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com You can vote for your favorites on Sea Dean's blog here:
This was done en plein air yesterday before I painted the waves that I posted yesterday. The location was Smith Point State Park and this is 5 x 7.

Clouds Over the Beach Grasses by Joan Tavolott

Today NY is at the end of our blizzard which has so far dumped somewhere around 15 inches of snow in my area.  It is hard to tell exactly how deep it is from my doorway since it is too deep for me to walk out without putting on my boots. I measured ouside my garage door and the deepest drift I could reach was 19 inches and light snow is still falling. Here are a few photos. I will go out later and take some more.

Monday, January 26, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 26 - Yellow Irish Sky

Today is day 26 of the "30 Paintings" challenge. You can see more of the artwork on Leslie Saeta's blog here: http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com And vote if you want at Sea Dean's blog here:http://paintamasterpiece.blogspot.com

Today's painting "Irish Yellow Sky" was painted from a reference photo I took in Kilmore Quay, Ireland.

Yellow Irish Sky by Joan Tavolott

I needed an ocean fix so I headed down to Smith Point Beach to visit the water. It was a windy day so the waves looked pretty good. Even though the temperature was probably warm enough to sit out and paint if I bundled up, the wind made it too difficult, so I painted this from my car. It was done in my sketchbook with oil pastels as a resist and watercolors.

Winter Waves by Joan Tavolot

Sunday, January 25, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 25 - Varenna Sunset

I used a reference photo I took on my trip to Lake Como for my day 25 painting for Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days."

 Check out the artwork of the other artists taking part in the challenge here: http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com
If you want to vote check Sea Dean's blog. http://paintamasterpiece.blogspot.com

Varenna Sunset by Joan Tavolott

Saturday, January 24, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 24 - Sunken Meadow Sky

For day 24 of Leslie's challenge I drove to Sunken Meadow State Park which is about a 25 minute ride northwest of me, right on Long Island Sound. I really like this view and have painted it many times. This time I painted it from my car because it was so cold outside.

Sunken Meadow Sky by Joan Tavolott

If you would like to see the artwork by the other talented artists taking part in the challenge check here: http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com

If you would like to vote check out Sea Dean's blog. http://paintamasterpiece.blogspot.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 23 - Tranquil Sky Over the Bay

We are almost at the last week of Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days." Work of the other artists can be found here. http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com

Voting is on Sea Dean's blog. http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com

"Tranquil Sky Over the Bay" was painted from a photo I took in Cape Cod. I love that you can see out to a nearly bare island with just a few cottages.

Tranquil Sky Over the Bay by Joan Tavolott

Last night for an indoor location the Patchogue Sketch Club met at our local Michaels. Apparently they let their meeting/party room be used by local groups if it is not scheduled to be used for a store function. We reserved it and each member brought along something to be used in a still life. We had quite an assortment of objects so we set up a few spots. Sophia had brought a vase of silk flowers and that was what I sketched first with watercolors and watercolor pencils.

Then I focused on Pat's two objects. One was a tall wooden cat sculpture and the other was a kind of rag doll someone in the family had given her for Christmas. They were posed with a pomegranate.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 22 - Red Sky at Dawn

Today is day 22 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" with Leslie Saeta.

Voting takes place on Sea Dean's blog.

Today's painting was done from one of my own photos taken in Key West, Florida.

Yesterday was portrait day for one of my groups.
Barry posed for us.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 21 - Hilltop Clouds

I am participating in Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Challenge and have really been enjoying painting and visiting her blog to find other participating artists who are new to me. Care to see some of the other artists? Click here: http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com

If you'd like to visit Sea Dean's "Paint a Masterpiece" blog and vote please click here:

We have been having a very cold winter so there haven't been too many days this month that it was comfortable to sit in my car and have an interesting sky with clouds...but I had success yesterday. This was painted on the north fork of Long Island in Jamesport. I like this particular spot where the road goes up to the top of the hill. There is actually a house up there, but I left it out for today's painting.

Hilltop Clouds by Joan Tavolott