Sunday, December 31, 2006

Daily Painting 108-5 Sisters Work in Progress




















I was stewing a lot about the younger sister's shirt, what color to make it? I finally decided on a rose color. I started her hands and picked around a bit here and there correcting things.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Daily Painting 108-4 Sisters Work in Progress


















The younger sister is underway. I want to work on her hair some more and tweak a few things here and there.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Daily Painting 108-3 Sisters Work in Progress

I worked on her some more tonight, mainly smoothing the paint, still with the painting knife. I'll probably adjust the values in the daytime.

















The older girl is close to complete. I will probably smooth her skin a little and put some highlights back in. All knife so far, no brush. 12 x 16, oil.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Daily Painting 108 Sisters Work in Progress





















I will have to take some time on this one. I took the first photo Christmas Eve, I mostly liked how it looked but thought it was too busy. I played in photoshop and came up with the middle photo. I removed the boyfriend's legs and gave the older sister her's. Then I made my drawing, giving the younger sister a mirror instead of her cell phone. I think I will remove the fake palms totally and have a plainer background. I am planning on removing the skull pattern on the shirt too. Also the black fingernail polish.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Daily Painting 107 Three Pink Hibiscus

Miniature painting, 2 x 3 inches. Oil.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Daily Painting 106 SOLD Royal Poinciana


















SOLDRoyal poinciana tree 5 x 7 oil, all knife.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Daily Painting 105 River Palms

Miniature Painting, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, oil, knife. Plein air, alla prima.
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Also below is a very cool bug I took a photo of this morning, he was about 3.8 inches long the colors were incredible, irridescent.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Daily Painting 103 Oak and palms


This is from a photo of an old oak in our back yard. Its watercolor on some weird paper I am not too pleased with. It does look less stripey in real life. I played around with it and got the darker version in photoshop. They are both 5 x 7.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Daily Painting 101 SOLD Crotons and Zinnias

SOLDSoCrotons and zinnias at Heathcote and just for fun a detail. Click them to see them larger. The painting is 8 x 10, oil, all knife, alla prima plein air.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Daily Painting 100!!!!!!! Bauhinia Orchid Tree




















Bauhinia Orchid tree, my Daily Painting one hundred. Its 8 x 10 oil, plein air, alla prima, painted at Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Daily Painting 99 Red Hibiscus trio watercolor


Experimenting with watercolors again. About 5 x 8 inches.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Daily Painting 98 Hibiscus



Fantasy water color pencil, 8 x 5 about. Busy day today, I almost didn't get a painting done.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Daily Painting 97 Christmas card block print

























Well, its not really a painting but its what I did today in art type stuff. I carved the block and printed a whole bunch of prints for my Christmas cards. They are around 3 x 5 inches or so, should fit in a standard envelope. Acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Daily Painting 96 Experimenting

Watercolor and photoshop. I got myself a bunch of new toys for Christmas, some watercolor pencils and watercolor pastels on ebay. So I tried some out, the result is the bottom painting. Not that thrilling to me, so I put it into photoshop, cropped it and came out with the top painting that I liked a lot better. Original is about 5 x 8 on watercolor paper.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Daily Painting 95 The Old Holly in the Rain

Plein air, 5 x 7 another rainy day. Its all knife and oil.
Its a Florida Holly, they have oval leaves instead of the pointy ones up north.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Daily Painting 94 Rainy Day Lantern


















5 x 7 oil, plein air alla prima, all knife. It was raining at Heathcote botanical gardens when I painted this, I kept having to run into their tea house to stay dry.

Daily Painting 93 SOLD Lilies in the Rain

SOLD Plein Air, oil, 5 x 7

Monday, December 11, 2006

Daily Painting 92 SOLD Hidden Lagoon blue waters oil painting


















SOLD5 x 7 fantasy painting I did in the open studio downtown today. Its oil and all knife no brush

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Daily Painting 91 Ocean Breezes Palm Beach Waves

Little fantasy painting, its 5 x 7 oil, knife and color shaper.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Daily Painting 90 SOLDPlein Air Queen's Tears Bromeliads

SOLDI did this today in the back yard, its plein air, allaprima. Oil, 5 x 7 My husband has planted little clumps of them all over and they look wonderful when the sun shines through their blooms.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Daily Painting 89 Monoprint Seed pods

More experimenting with monoprints, they are the seedpods from some sort of aloe plant. I like the texture I get when I peel the paper off the glass.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Daily Painting 88 Monoprint and Christmas Art Show

I have exciting news, I was juried into our local botanical garden's Christmas Art Show. All ten of the paintings I entered were accepted into the show and one sold before the show opened! It will open tomorrow, December 8,9, 15, and 16 from 6pm to 9pm. Admission to the gardens is $6. If you are in or near Fort Pierce, Florida on those days its well worth the trip to see the Heathcote Botanical Gardens Christmas in the Gardens. They have thousands of lights strung all over and it is a wonderful spectacle.

All the paintings below are mine with the exception of the small painting on a wooden board. All the paintings are alla prima plein airs with the exception of the shed which is studio painted. There I am too.

Today's painting was experimenting some more with monoprints, its shady bamboo.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Daily Painting 87 Painted monoprints

Water lily monoprints that I painted. The first is the original print and the second is the ghost print. I printed them with black paint and then painted them with watercolor. The originals were given away today as bonuses.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Daily Painting 86 The Old Bouganvillea



















8 x 10 oil, all knife done plein air at Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Daily Painting 85 The Bamboo Hears

Little fantasy painting, oil, knife, color shaper and even some brush. 5 x 7

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Daily Painting 84 Egg's Acting


My egg painting for today, just for fun. Painted in photoshop.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Daily Painting 83 Bamboo Morning

Plein Air, knife and colour shaper. 5 x 7 oil. Click it to make it bigger, I have been having blogger troubles. This was so much fun to do, I was happy with the way it came out.

Friday, December 01, 2006