Thursday, May 07, 2015

1599 Commissioned Painting

This is a big one, I have been working on it since the beginning of March.  Its 3 x 5 feet, oil on canvas.  The client liked my palm on the frontispiece of my blog and wanted a painting with the palm on the St. Lucie river instead of the ocean.  I worked from my photos and his to compose the painting.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1598 Lovely Day at the Inlet State Park, Plein Air Alla Prima

Beautiful day today, nice breezes and bright blue sky and water.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $200. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1597 Indrio Clouds Plein Air Alla Prima

This was the second one I did yesterday, it was so nice out I felt like doing some more painting.  I liked the way these two cypress trees looked.  The cypress trees by the lake are in different Spring stages, no needles yet on some, some just starting out and some all leafed out.  They are one of the trees that shows the seasons in Florida. 
This one is 5 x 7 inches , oil on masonite, lots of textures.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1596 Eagle's Roost and Indrio Savannas plein air alla prima

Painted this today, fellow and his dog Clyde came up and he said he liked the painting but I needed to paint the dead tree across the lake.  I said it would be a half inch tall.  He said, "Yes but its where the eagles sit!"  I thought I would give it a try and I think it went pretty well, used my knife.  The whole painting was painted with a painting knife, no brush at all.  Beautiful day, I got there at 9:30 and there were no clouds at all.  Then all of a sudden all these little puffy clouds started showing up.  When I finished painting the sky to the west was full of clouds, looked like rain.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Price: $200 USD

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1595 Cool and Shady at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Chinese Fan palms at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. This one is a studio painting, I worked from a photo I took at the gardens. 
Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1594 Satake Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this at Heathcote today in their palm garden.  The Satake palm is the one closest to us in the painting.  Its labeled so that is how I know what it is!  It looks like a little Royal palm but has interesting colors on the trunk so that is why I wanted to paint it.  That is the gift shop in the back and then they have some nice plants for sale between the shop and my palms.

Weather is perfect, nice breeze going through the gardens and its always shady in the palm garden. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1593 Azaleas at Heathcote Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. It was about perfect, not too hot or cold, lots of pretty flowers blooming. The only hard part was deciding where to paint. Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

1592 Look A Manatee, Florida Oil Painting



Went to Round Island a couple of weeks ago and saw these guys fishing. The one pointed to a manatee and said,"Look A Manatee!" The manatee submerged immediately. So I painted the background on site and put the fellows and the manatee in today. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

1591 SOLD Big Blue Flower Pot at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein air Alla Prima

 SOLD  I painted this Tuesday before last at Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce. I love pottery that has that gorgeous blue shiny glaze!  The pot is out by their herb garden.  Just now getting around to posting it, I have to get back into the habit.  This one is 5 x 7 inches , oil on masonite, lots of textures. $100.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

SOLD 1590 Spring Colors at Heathcote Gardens Plein Air Alla prima

 SOLD I have been back to Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce.  I have still been working on the giant commission painting.  This one is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite, lots of texture.$100.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1589 Starburst Clerodendrum Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this today at Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce.  I have been working on a giant commission painting at home lately.  So I wanted to do a little one today, fast and loose, this one is 5 x 7 inches much different than what I have been working on the last 3 or 4 months!  Its oil on masonite, lots of texture.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

1588 It Was This Big! Fishing oil painting





 I want to paint more people, I had lots of fun painting this one.  I took the photo from the Museum Causeway park looking towards the turning basin.  I didn't even see this boat till I got home and put it on the computer, it was real far away.  The original background was the docks and some large boats.  I may do one of those it looked pretty cool too.   But I wanted to do the palm tree background with this one.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

1587 Kapok Tree at the Causeway Park Plein Air Alla Prima

The kapok trees are in full bloom at the Causeway Park here in Ft. Pierce.  I had fun painting here today, this is the smaller tree, there is a really big one too.  I think its so cool that they bloom in November. The sky was totally overcast when I got there, then it cleared with almost no clouds.  Its been clearing and clouding all day. 

Went to see the aquariums at the Smithsonian there, they are very interesting as always with lots of nice fish and other creatures. 

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1586 Coming in Plein Air Alla Prima

This is the second painting I did yesterday, I just turned around and faced West instead of East.  The sailboat is coming in from the ocean.

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1585 Perfect Day at Jetty Park Plein Air Alla Prima

I had a great time painting with my friends today, it was beautiful out at the Jetty park.  The fisherman was there, he left shortly after I started painting.  I hope I didn't make him nervous!

 He was the last thing to be painted so I had to do him from memory.  I am thinking he wasn't catching much anyhow there was a zillion little fish swimming next to the rocks, huge schools of them.  So whatever he had for bait probably wasn't as nice eating as them.  Every now and then some big fish would chase the little ones and there would be big splashes and commotion.  They were all gone by 12:30, about when I left too.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1584 Path to the Beach, Plein Air Alla Prima


Yesterday's painting at the Jetty Park. I  had a nice time, it was a challenging day, very cloudy. It was fun sitting there watching the clouds change by the minute, when I finished up, I could see the rain falling on the horizon. Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

1583 Poincianas Double Red Tree Oil Painting

Double poincianas, twice the fire!  Lots of nice textures. The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

1582 Coral Jewel Undersea oil Painting


 This is one of my fantasy fish, I think he sort of looks a little like a trigger fish but it has been awhile since I saw one.
Its 5 x 7 oil on masonite.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

1581 SOLD Three Butterflies Undersea Painting

 SOLD  One of my undersea paintings of butterfly fish.  I painted them from memory so they are more a fantasy, I like painting that way a lot.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

1580 SOLD Steady Glow Royal Poinciana Painting


SOLD  One of my little flame tree paintings, its oil on masonite with nice textures.  I used the palette knife for most of this one.  5 x 7 inches,

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

1579 Party in Red

One of my fantasy fish paintings, I got some new paint to try out from Gamblin paints, the red in this painting.  I like the way it handles, its a nice paint.

The painting is oil on archival mat board, 8 x 10 inches.
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Price: $200 USD

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

1578 Under the Oaks at the Savannas, Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today out at the Savanna's Recreational area by Midway road.  Nice day to be in the shade, its cooling down a little but its still pretty warm.

Very pretty out, I saw a lot of places there I would like to paint but no shade to get under.  There are some nice ponds with wild white water lilies and the Florida holly is everywhere.  Pretty pink, white and yellow wild flowers in the grass.  They haven't mowed around there lately and the flowers love it.  

 The painting is oil on masonite, 12 x 16 inches. 
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Price: $300 USD

Saturday, October 04, 2014

1577 SOLD Poinciana Grove

SOLD  I did this one awhile back but I don't think I posted it.  Going to try and get back in the habit of posting my paintings!  I have been painting a fair bit but just haven't been putting them online.  Then I had a month long flu type thing, that is finally better!  But it kicked my motivation out the window. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

1576 Swift Currents Undersea oil painting

I have been getting behind on my posting of paintings again.  This one is 10.50 by 6.50 inches, oil on archival mat board. 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

1575 High Winds Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this awhile ago, in April.  It was during the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.  From life, it was starting to rain which felt pretty nice as I was getting warm.

I am just getting around to posting it, the planning board has been having meetings about this spot, its a park next to the Episcopal church by the river.  The church is talking about doing something else with it, not sure what, its pretty confusing to me.  I don't really understand politics that well.  As far as I can tell it probably won't stay the same.  Whether it will be nicer or worse I don't know.  I do like it the way it is.  I don't know if I will want to paint it again if they turn it into a tall building or baseball diamond or put fences up.

There was some talk about a dock out into the river which would be nice. I hope the palms and banyan tree can be left alone.

The painting is 8 x10 inches oil on masonite.  It is in a plain oak frame which is optional, I will sell it without the frame too.  The shadow from the frame can be seen on the right. 
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Price: $400 USD

Friday, July 18, 2014

1574 Going Exploring Undersea fantasy oil painting


Two friends exploring in the sea fan forest.   Click on it to make it larger.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1573 SOLD Friends in the Fans Undersea Fantasy painting



SOLD Here is the latest fish painting, lots of nice details and textures you can feel.  Click on it to make it larger.
 The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1572 Sea Fan Fantasy Undersea oil painting

I enjoyed painting this, I have some nice new oil paints from Gamblin, they are lovely creamy colors that work very well.  http://www.gamblincolors.com/materials.html

I used them in the last few fish paintings. If you click on the paintings they get much larger and you can see more details. 

This painting is on recycled archival mat board, its 7.50 x 9.50 inches
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Price: $450 USD

Monday, July 14, 2014

1571 No Place to Hide undersea fantasy fish painting

I had a ton of fun with this one, it was one of those paintings that just fell together.  Its making me want to do a large undersea painting, this one looks really cool when its enlarged on the computer.  I really like this one.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on archival mat board. 
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Price: $500 USD

Saturday, July 12, 2014

1570 How are you Today? Florida Fish Painting

Another one of my fish paintings, its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Price: $100 USD