Thursday, April 12, 2018

1755 Heathcote Begonias Plein Air Alla Prima

I love these giant begonias at Heathcote, their leaves are as big as dinner plates.  It was a beautiful day today, Heathcote Botanical Gardens is gorgeous this spring, lots of flowers all over.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Friday, April 06, 2018

1754 Garden at Heathcote, plein air

I painted this at Heathcote Botanical Gardens yesterday, it was beautiful out and not too hot or cold. Tweaked it just a little in the studio. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Friday, March 23, 2018

1753 Orange Orchids Plein air Alla Prima

I painted these yesterday at Julie's home, I loved her pot full of the little pipe stem orchids.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches,  oil on masonite,
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

1752 Glowing Bromeliads Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this today over at my friend Julie's house, its one of her bromeliads, when I got there the sun was making it glow. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

1751 Three Palms by the River Plein Air

I mostly did this one last Thursday by the river, finished it up at home.  This is by the Old Fort Park in Fort Pierce.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

1750 Down by the River Plein air alla Prima

It was really hard prying myself out of bed today, it was cold for here, 50 degrees.  I was glad I went out, its been a beautiful day! This was at the Old Fort Park site here in Fort Pierce, looking down towards the river.  I was in a nice sunny spot and got warmed up fast.

I was close to the road and some of the drivers slowed down to look.  One stopped and yelled out that the painting was beautiful!   The painting was at the stage of palm tree trunks with no leaves so I am not sure what he was seeing. 
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1749 Wild Flower Spray

Just playing with textures and depth with this one, very loosely based on some little flowers I saw on a walk.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches oil on masonite.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

1748 Crinum Lilies

Crinum lilies from Heathcote Botanical gardens. These are some of my favorite lilies, my mother used to grow them and I still have some in the yard.  I love their fragrance.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, lots of textures.
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Sunday, March 11, 2018

1747 Beach Oak Miniature oil painting

This was another one I started a long time ago, it needed some tweaking.  Finally getting to post it!

Its a miniature, 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

1746 Pink Water Lilies

Some of the pink water lilies growing at White City Park.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches on masonite. 
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Friday, March 09, 2018

1745 Savanna Morning Plein Air

I did this one a few weeks ago, tweaked it a bit at home, added the birds mainly.  Its from the Savannas Recreational area.  Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Thursday, March 08, 2018

1744 The Corner Garden, Plein Air, Alla Prima

I painted this at my friend Julie's house today, lovely out, high 60's.  I was in the sun, started out with a jacket and flannel shirt and ended up with a T-shirt.  Very breezy out.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  Lots of nice textures. The pots in the back have tomatoes, the orange flowers are hibiscus, yellow ones are beach daisies.  
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Thursday, March 01, 2018

1743 Three Gumbo Limbos Plein Air Alla Prima

I was at the the Old Fort Park on Indian River Drive today, I have been wanting to paint these for years now.  They are also known as tourist trees because they turn red and peel.  The trees are growing in someone's yard next to the park.

Its already getting hot, was 90 degrees F. when I got home! 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

1742 Family Reunion Plein air

I painted this one a few weeks ago out at the Inlet State Park.  I was tired and not too happy with the way it looked so I let it sit for awhile.
About a week ago I tweaked it a little and still wasn't happy. Today I picked it up and I think its finally finished!  Originally it was very even, palms were very much alike, same colors in them, foreground and background boring.  I fixed up the sea grapes under the palms and added the one in the left background.  I added the trail and made some of the palms come forward and some go into the back.  Some are thinner and some thicker.  It made me think of families, how in most families there are differences and similarities in how they look. That is how I came up with the title.

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