Becky Joy Fine Art

Studio Paintings of Italy

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sienna italy street scene painting

Today I finished two studio paintings that were almost done. The first is "Streets of Sienna". The light streaming between the buildings was bouncing all around. The colors of the buildings were of course, the rich siennas and ochers of the city of Sienna. I spent a lot of time walking through the streets here. [...]

Pisa, Italy Neighbors

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Pisa Italy painting

Pisa Neighbors    5" x 7"   oil on archival panel    $150.  Click HERE to purchase. I flew into Pisa, Italy a couple days before teaching at my workshop. I spent the first day mostly sleeping. Then spent time walking and more walking through the streets. I love to go into the back streets [...]

Italian Window

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italy plein air painting

Italian Window   6" x 8" oil on archival panel    $200.   Click here to purchase. Another painting from the grounds of the workshop in Italy. For a week, I continued to paint demos for my workshop in Italy. The grounds were beautiful to paint from. The first couple of days were spent close to [...]

6″x6″ paintings this weekend

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hood river orchard

I have been so preoccupied with family business lately, that I realized I am missing dates of shows. So, today I started painting some 6"x6" paintings. Nothing like working on a deadline with just a day or two to go with two shows. So far, three done. Hopefully, more work done today, but maybe not. The [...]

New Website and Videos

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Provence France painting workshop

Since I returned home from Europe, I have been working on a project along with some family problems that have taken much of my time. (Anyway, those problems are being resolved.) SO... THE BIG UNVEIL! The new website, Painting Workshops Online. It's done enough for company at least! Check out the online videos. Some of [...]

Upcoming and New Workshops Added

– Posted in: events, painting trips
Ireland countryside painting

Oh My! It has been a busy summer. A move to start the summer and off to Europe for 2 1/2 months before the unpacking was even done. It was an eventful trip with many paintings, memories and lots of paintings to come. I thought I had things under control and finished in advance for [...]

The Pros and Cons of Premixing Your Paints

– Posted in: art tips
mixing paint

There are a lot of opinions on premixing your colors. I have found that at times it is advantageous, but most of the time I don't premix. I'm not talking about mixing tubes of paint, but mixing piles of paint on your palette. You can predetermine the colors that you will have in your painting [...]

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