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Joy Makon @ Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

This Saturday, May 9, I’m looking forward to seeing this painting hanging on the wall down in Red Hook, Brooklyn at BWAC’s Wide Open 6 national juried art show. Please stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood!


about Coney Island Mondays: The Sky Reflects

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10 thoughts on “Joy Makon @ Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

  1. It’s gorgeous ~ award-winning quality

    • Joy Makon on said:

      Thank you Sand Salt Moon! I am so thrilled to get into this show, now if I can only find more time to paint! Never enough time…hope you are doing well too.

  2. It really is beautiful. Smashing work. I always enjoy your posts!

    • Joy Makon on said:

      thank you! I am inspired by your title and your blog. It’s sometimes a fight to get the time to paint every day and it’s so nice when I can!

      • Oh, thank you, Joy, but I am so new at this. I can’t paint every day (hopefully I’d be a better painter if I could), but I do try to at least sketch something every day. Art has taken me completely by surprise as a new empty-nester, and it’s something I’m driven to do. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to now (unless I wanted to be miserable).

        I appreciate you following me. I look at the work of artists like you and wonder if I’ll ever get there. To me, this is the ideal. It’s what I’m shooting for. I thank you for taking the time to share, and inspire the rest of us. I’m afraid to ask how long it took you to reach this level! I hope I can make it *puff puff*! It may not be in the cards, but I have a long, strong stubborn streak.

      • Joy Makon on said:

        Aren’t we all a work in progress? I like to spend at least one day a week looking at other artist work, old and new, thru galleries, museums or internet. And then I don’t worry too much (ha, an exaggeration) if a painting doesn’t turn out quite how I hoped. I might spend time just playing with paint and paper to discover some new technique. Just surfing the web you can find sites that demonstrate techniques that I’ve found helpful. Taking a class–even one afternoon–in drawing helps so much too. Mostly, I want to enjoy the time and get engrossed in it.

  3. Yummy colors and reflections. I love this work! Congrats on getting into this great show!

    • Joy Makon on said:

      Thank you Marian, always appreciate hearing from you. Hope you’re enjoying the gorgeous weather and getting in some quality creative time too.

  4. Hi Joy, thanks for the link…I’ve added your piece to the Wide Open 6 slideshow.

  5. Congratulations. Joy. Dreamy scene and I love the sky in this!

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