Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Frozen Lake

The other day I was looking for a winter view to sketch and headed up to Middle Island. It was mostly frozen with small openings of water, which I'm sure made the birds very happy. This is Artists Lake, aptly named. lol The sketch is about 4 x 6.

For those of you who didn't see my video link yesterday here it is again.
Back in my post for Nov. 18, 2014 I had posted a photo of myself doing my presentation for the Wet Paints Studio Group in Sayville. I spoke about art and my life and brought along examples of my drawings, collage, paintings, and sketchbooks. I promised all of you that when the video of my presentation was available I would post a link to it. has been on youTube for a while, but I had been posting so much here that I didn't want to overwhelm the pages. Now that things are a little quieter I am posting it. It is a little over an hour long so if you want to watch it you may want to do it in more than one sitting. lol Enjoy and tell me what you think.


  1. You did a wonderful job capturing the cold landscape and I love the birds!!

    You did an incredible job speaking and explaining your art story in front of the studio group. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Joan, I have only watched the first 12 minutes so far but LOVE it and will return to watch the rest soon. You are such a confident and natural speaker. I love your New York accent - so much fun to see you on Youtube! I almost feel I have met you now! Your presentation is very good and I love hearing the appreciative oohs and aahs and murmers from your enraptured audience.
    Your collages are amazing!
    I will return soon - I would have watched for longer but it's getting late and I need my beauty sleep!!
    Thanks so much for posting the link!

  3. Thank you so much, Wendy!! I'm glad you are enjoying it.