Good Day for Fishing

Plein Air painting on Navy Point, Pensacola.

 Oil on cotton canvas, 14 x 16

I would appreciate any comments.  Thanks so much!

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Joyce Graves Moncrief

About Joyce Graves Moncrief

  • My introduction to oil painting came through the wonderful man I married
  • in 1975, whose enjoyment of art continues today. Art is among his many
  • hobbies; avid golfer, aviator, fisherman, carpender (He singlehandly built
  •  My Studio for Me, from the ground up !! ) He was my first instructor and
  • continues to lend his valuable support to me.
  • My experience includes college courses in drawing and oil painting
  • wherein I received the “Art Student of the Year Gold Medal Award” at
  • Kiswaukee College in Malta, Illinois.
  • I attended courses at "the Art Institute of Chicago"which focused on seascapes
  • and understanding the Sea, under the instruction of well-known artist, Charles
  • Vickery. I have always loved the water and being instructed by one who understood its moods,
  • rhythms and visual sensations was very challenging and inspirational.
  • Education has been most important in giving me the tools necessary to commit my thoughts
  • and ideas to drawing and oil painting.
  • Although I studied and attended college and workshops from 1975 through 1984, and have
  • a number of paintings hanging in the homes of friends and family, art was still considered by
  • me a hobby and in 1990 when I accepted a full time position in the work force, I was unable
  • to devote the time to art that I considered necessary to produce anything noteworthy. I retired
  • in 2006 and I am once again enjoying my passion for drawing and oil painting, devoting full
  • time and energy to it.
  • Joyce Graves Moncrief