Thursday, February 22, 2018

1741 Springtime Cypress Plein air Alla prima

Painted this one today out at the Indrio Savannas again, another beautiful day.  The cypress trees are golden, getting their new leaves.

 The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

1740 Outback in Indrio Savannas Plein air alla prima

I have been wanting to paint this scene for some years now, its a big hike for me.  I figured if I was going to do it, it better be now before I get much more creaky.  You walk down the main trail and then take the second left over a little bridge and walk about 10 more miles...well its only about half a mile all together, there and back. 

Beautiful day, lots of fish jumping around and I heard a lot of gators grunting.  A couple of hikers said they saw five snakes today and a bunch of scrub jays, I didn't see any snakes but I saw a couple of jays.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

1739 At the Gardener House Plein Air

Started this one a couple of weeks ago and finished it yesterday.  I had some spots that needed tweaking.  This is out at the Causeway Park on South Beach, one of the historical buildings there.  A fellow came up to me and said he had known the owner when he was growing up.  He said it was fun taking the tour, Mr. Gardener had all kinds of memories from when he had lived there.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. Gifted.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

1738 Palm Shadows Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this at the art show at the Inlet State Park yesterday, it was a fun day, perfect weather out.
I got to share a tent so that made it easier with help watching.  This was the view past the tent, the path goes down to the beach.

There are a few flecks of grass on the painting, it was pretty breezy out.  They will brush off when the painting is dry. 

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. 
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Friday, February 09, 2018

1737 Alligator Morning Plein Air Alla Prima

I had lots of fun painting this on Thursday, just now posting it!  It was a beautiful morning, lots of nice, puffy clouds.  When I got up in the morning I thought it would be just blue skies because it was very foggy.  But by the time I got out to the paintout site it looked like this.  Not too hot or cold, just right. This was painted at the Savannas Recreational area, one of my favorite places to paint.  All my troubles melt away its so peaceful there.

 Saw lots of little alligators and saw lots of birds.  Heard the birds and gators too, the mother or father alligator must have been pretty close.  It sounded like it was coming from across the water behind the golden reeds.  If you look closely you can see a moorhen, alligator and grackle.

Oh, tomorrow,  FEB 10  10 to 3 is the Treasure Coast Party in the Park, at the Inlet State Park on north beach.  I am going to be there and have some of my paintings there too.  Free admission!  There are lots of other things going on too, scroll down, you can read more about it. 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1736 Old Bottle Brush Tree at White City Park, Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this at White City Park with the Martin County Plein Air Group and some of our Ft. Pierce Group.  It was a little overcast but it didn't rain and wasn't too hot or cold, lovely out with great company!  One of the Highwaymen, Charles Walker, was with the Martin County group
and it was interesting to meet him. 
The painting is 9 x 12 inches, oil on linen canvas mounted on masonite.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

1735 Fiery Hibiscus Florida Oil Painting

This one was hard to get a photo of, its very bright with pinks, oranges, yellows and reds.  I used a knife and a brush on this one, its from a hibiscus bush in my yard. Lots of  The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

1734 Quiet Morning in the Inlet Plein Air

This was painted mostly last week at the Causeway Park on the Inlet in Fort Pierce.  There were a few things I tweaked when I got home.  This week I stayed in, it was 38 degrees and I was too creaky to want to go out and paint.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

1733 Out at the Causeway plein air alla prima


This one is 5 x 7 inches, oil on Masonite, painted from life out on the Causeway park here in Fort Pierce.  It was lovely painting with everyone in the plein air group.  Perfect day, not too hot or cold very pretty out with lots of boats going by.
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Monday, January 08, 2018

1732 Night Bloomers

I have these miniature night blooming cereus in some pots in my yard.  They are beautiful at night and smell very nice too. The painting was painted in a negative manner, the lightest parts of the painting are painted first, and gradually going darker and darker.  The dark background is painted last. This one is less painting knife painted, I mostly used a brush or three.
The painting is oil on canvas, mounted on masonite 8.50 x 11 inches.
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Thursday, January 04, 2018

1731 Morning at the Jetty Park plein air

I painted this a few weeks ago, just now got around to finishing it.  It was mostly finished, I had forgotten a few shadows and I added some people and birds.
The painting is 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

1730 Sunny Impatiens, Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this the other day at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, these impatiens were glowing in the sun.  I had a lot of fun painting with my friend Betty.  We had left our orange paint at home, I remembered I had pink opera paint and gave her some.  It makes a super orange when mixed with yellow.  With these flowers here I needed a cool red like alizarin crimson, I had left mine at home and she gave me some of hers.
The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

1729 Bright Red Impatiens Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, beautiful as usual out there today.  I had a lot of fun painting with the Martin County Plein air group, our two groups got together today.
The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, December 18, 2017

1728 Savannas Cypress Plein Air Alla Prima Looking East

I did this one a few weeks ago and never got around to posting it.  Its from the new Indian Hills Recreation Area, South.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite 
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Friday, December 15, 2017

1727 Seagrape Trees at the Jetty Park, Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this yesterday at the Jetty Park in Fort Pierce. That is North Beach in the background and the inlet to the ocean.  It was a bit chilly at first but warmed up nicely into a perfect day.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches lots of thick textures.  There is a bug in the sky at the top left, that will come out when the painting is dry. 

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

1726 Indian Hills Recreation Area, South Plein Air Alla Prima Looking West

I did this today with my painting group at the Indian Hills Recreation Area, South.  Gorgeous day today, not too hot or cold.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

1725 Wild Flower Vine Oil Painting

I have this one sitting around for awhile, finally finished it.  It was one of those paintings that I wanted to let dry before I tweaked it and then got busy doing other things and the poor painting gets forgotten till I clean the house or something.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

1724 Water Hyacinths at Indian Hills Recreation Area South, Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this Thursday with the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.  It was hard to get started painting, there are lots of nice views there and I was having a lot of fun visiting.  We are planning on going there again next Thursday.  The clouds were beautiful, it was perfect out, not too hot or cold.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

1723 Coconut Palm by the Indian River Plein Air

This is down south in Jensen Beach, I was at the Indian Riverside park again. This was a couple of weeks ago, Thanksgiving got in the way of posting!  It was nice out, I thought for sure it was going to rain but we got lucky.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1722 Baby Blue Coral with Blue Lobster and Jelly Fish

Still going through my fish paintings, this one got tweaked some, saw what I thought looked like a blue lobster so I brought him out of hiding.

Its 9.50 x 7.50 inches, oil on archival mat board.
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

1721 Pondside at Indian Riverside Plein air alla prima

I painted this today down south in Jensen Beach, I was at the Indian Riverside park. It was nice to get out and paint, lovely day.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

1720 Water Lilies at White City Park plein air alla prima

I painted today at White City Park it was beautiful out. Painting is 8 by 10 inches, oil on Masonite.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

1719 Sea Fan Hideout

I sure hope this works. My computer died so I am using my tablet to type on. This is the first time I have posted a picture on the blog with my tablet.

The tablet does not do as good a job as my camera does. The painting is somewhat darker. There are more colors in the two fishes that are on each side. They look a little bleached out on my screen.
The painting is 8 by 10 inches, oil on archival mat board.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

1718 Puffer Party Undersea Fantasy painting

Still finding sea fan paintings that didn't get posted, LOL!

Its 8 x 10.25 inches, oil on archival mat board. 
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

1717 Sunbeam Sea Horse Undersea Fantasy

I had a happy accident with this one, I wasn't intending to have the sunbeam coming through like that but I like how it worked out. Its oil on archival matboard 9 x 7.25 inches. To purchase, click on the paypal button below.
 
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1716 I'm not Scared! Fish Painting Fantasy

Another one of my fish paintings that I did awhile back. This one needed just a tiny amount of tweaking.
I am still doing studio clean-up.  Its finally cool enough out to want to do things.
Its oil on archival matboard, 7.50 x 9.50 inches.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1715 Blue Dreams Fish painting

I have been going through a lot of my paintings and tidying up my studio, found a little stack of my fish paintings from awhile ago, tweaked them some, this is one of my favorites.

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.  To purchase just click on the PayPal button below.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

1714 SOLD Red Party in the Blue

SOLD  This one might look a little familiar to you if you have seen my fish paintings.  Its a commission, much larger than the original.  Its oil on canvas, 48 inches by 36. 

Friday, August 04, 2017

1713 Poinciana Out Front

This is my view from my side yard looking to the North.  The bushes in front are Frangipani or plumerias. There are some night blooming cerius cactus in the palms to the right.  Its almost all palette knife painted, nice textures.
 The painting is 9 x 12 inches oil on linen canvas.
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

1712 Poinciana Hideaway

This one was a demonstration painting for a painting club in Sebastian.  My usual way of doing a demo is to paint one or more at home and then paint close to the same painting for the group. That way I can smoothly paint away without thinking too much.  I end up with at least two paintings that are almost the same.  So I took this one and added the boat and house to it.

Its 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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