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.  $300.00

Monday, January 15, 2018

FEB 10  10 to 3

Treasure Coast Party in the Park - Celebrating YOUR Real Florida

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 This original Eco-Festival of the Treasure Coast was started in 1994 by the Conservation Alliance to celebrate Earth Day and our success in preserving what is now Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. The site had been slated for condos! This beautiful park, along the inlet with its coastal and upland setting, is a wonderful place to learn about and celebrate YOUR real Florida. Today, instead of condos, we have a great place for family picnics, surfiing, kayaking, a day a the beach or a stroll through native Florida habitats.

Please join us for a day in this beautiful park. It will be both an eco-festival and a nature focused art show -- a day filled with fun, food, music, games & a chance to win high value prizes for all ages, along with opportunites for active learning about our eco-systems and the importance of conservation!

Admission to the park for this event is free!

Exhibitors include (more to follow):
- Anglers for Conservation
- Butterfly Gardens LLC
- Citizens Climate Lobby
- Coastal Conservation Association
- Florida Audubon
- Florida Conservation Voters
- Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
- Florida Forestry
- Florida Native Plant Society
- Florida Oceanographic Society
- Fort Pierce Outdoor Center
- Friends of Spoils Islands
- FAU Harbor Branch Graduate Student Asso.
- FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery
- Indian River Aquatic Preserve
- Leave No Trace
- Indian River Keeper
- Manatee Observation Center
- Marine Resources Council
- ORCA Ocean Research & Conservation Association
- Oxbow Eco-Center
- Rivers Coalition
- River Kidz
- Savannas Preserve State Park
- Sierra Club
- Solar Energy Loan Fund
- Slow Food
- Smithsonian Aquarium
- St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department
- Surf Rider
- Treasure Coast Bee Keepers
- Treasure Coast Wildlife Center

Activities include (more to follow):
- Watch our Plein Air artists create, then take home an original painting that you were able to see created!
- Lovin’ Our Lagoon! - Mural artist Brenda Leigh will lead kids of all ages in painting a mural of the lagoon.
- A Swig of Color will teach people how to paint their own nature-themed masterpiece!
- Stand-up paddle board & kayak demos
- Face Painting
- Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Ocean Touch Tank
- Play the bone yard game
- See & learn about birds of prey up close & personal
- Safely see a live alligator and learn more about them
- Shop for Florida Native Plants
- Learn to Fish Game - teaches kids how to cast
- Browse & purchase nature-themed art in a variety of mediums: including Oils, Acrylic, Water Color, Wood, Ceramics, Mixed Media and Sea Glass Jewelry
- Meet Smokey the bear and learn about fire's role in Florida's eco-systems
- Play the Indian River Ecosystems Connection Game

Prizes include (more to follow):
- Children’s Bicycles
- Free Motorized Kayak Tours for 2
- Freshmarket Gift Basket ($80 value)
- Free Paddle Board Rentals
- Free Kayak Rentals
- Free passes to Florida Oceanographic for 2
- Free Entrance (for up to 8) to Any Florida State Park
- Free Movie passes for 2 at AMC Theater

Visitors can enjoy great food by Tabouleh CafĂ©, Tristan’s Kool Dreams and Gordo’s Food Truck: Breakfast, Tacos, Burritos, Burgers and Smoothies.

Artists include (more to follow):
- Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters:
> Lori McNamara (oils)
> Barbara Lyons (watercolor)
> Kathleen Kilgallon (oils)
> Roger Conrad (watercolor)
> Evelyn Cunningham (watercolor & ink)
> Linda Relis (oils)
> Cynthia Colella
- Swig of Color, acrylics by Rita Polizzi on canvas & wood
- Marie's Art Studio, oils and multi-media using gourds
- Olga Rudniha, ceramics and paintings
- Circular Motion Clayworks, Raku Pottery by Dorinda Callander Walker
- The Wooden Feather, hand carved birds by Thomas Gamble
- George Reed, hand turned wooden bowls & vessels
- Kari Juul, sea glass jewelry
 
 
 
 

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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Price: $150 USD

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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Friday, July 28, 2017

1711 Egrets in the Savannas, plein air

This was painted out at the Savannas Recreational Area on Midway Road back in March of this year, if you look back through the paintings you can see another one I did about a week before this one.  I had planned to tweak it a bit but forgot about it and just now got around to finishing it.  I remember it was really nice weather, not too hot or anything, now its in the high 90's!

Its 8 x 10 inches, Oil on masonite.  Lots of nice textures. 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

1710 Pink Cottage in the Palms

This one was out of my head, I just had fun with it.

The painting is 9 x 12 inches on linen canvas.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1708 Fantasy Banyan Tree

This was one of those fun paintings, I splashed a bunch of paint around and then went back and picked out the trunk shapes.

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1707 Parakeet Plant and Monstera Minature Oil Painting

This is Daily Painting 382 revisited, I never cared much for the composition, I am a lot happier with it now.  I felt like it needed some more colors.  I changed it from a traveler's palm into a heliconia or parakeet plant. 

Its little, 4 x 6 inches,
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

1706 A Good Wind Sailboat Oil Painting

I painted this awhile ago, just getting around to posting it now.  I took a nice photo of a sailboat out by the jetty, worked from that and my imagination.  Mostly painted with the palette knife with a few details added with a tiny brush, the skipper and sea gulls mainly.

Its 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.00