Friday, August 31, 2007

Daily Painting 336 Sick doggy

Well, its a digital painting today! Our dog Whisker got into big trouble, he ate something poisonous, a bufo toad or something else. We took him for a walk this morning, and a little while after we came back he started foaming at the mouth and looking very sad. Incredible amounts of foam, I never saw anything like it. Then his hind legs started to get shaky so we took him to the vet's. He had a fever of 106, (dogs are supposed to be 101) The vet said he was close to convulsions and they could cause brain damage. The doctor gave him some valium and did a bunch of other stuff. After a few hours we visited him and he was feeling much better, he recognized us and was standing up. Not too steady but at least he was up. The vet thinks he will be fine.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Daily Painting 335 Moonlight Orchids

Its 5 x 7 oil brush and knife.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Daily Painting 334 Sunrise Hibiscus

Its 5 x 7, oil, knife and brush. There is a detail so you can see the texture. Click the painting to make it big.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Daily Painting 333 SOLD Royal Poinciana on Indian River Drive

SOLD Its 5 x 7 oil, palette knife. Click on the painting to see it big.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Daily Painting 331 On Fort Pierce South Beach Hutchinson Island

Its a big one, 18 x 24, oil, palette knife and brush. I have a lot of hours into this one, I started it on Thursday and finally finished it tonight at 10pm. I am not sure of the name yet, too tired to think of one tonight. Whoever purchases it can have the name they desire on the stern of the boat. At Grant Antique Mall.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Daily Painting 330 SOLD Poinciana Riverside

SOLD Its 5 x 7 oil, knife.

I got in the Palm Beach Post

INDIAN RIVER DRIVE : Old Florida's last stand

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Saturday, August 25, 2007


THEIR HOME: A 2-bedroom, 11/2-bath home built by Lori's parents in 1950.

Except for 13 years during her first marriage, Lori McNamara has lived her entire life in this small, low-slung house on the river. A painter and head of the Plein Air painters of the Treasure Coast, the river and Indian River Drive are Lori's constant subjects.

"It changes minute to minute," she said. "That's what's great about living on the river."

Lori is a member of a group of artists called "daily painters." She is nearing the end of a project where she finishes a painting a day for a year, which are then posted on her Web site. Most are scenes on or near the river she loves.

One of her recent subjects is a clump of blooming red bromeliads that locals call "hurricane flowers."

"The legend is that they only bloom in hurricane years," she said .

During the Treasure Coast storms of 2004, the McNamaras lost 10 feet of river bank and several large hickory trees. In exchange, they discovered new species of birds and plants blown in from other places.

"For a while, we had a family of Cooper's hawks, who cleaned up all the songbirds and squirrels, but they're gone now, so the squirrels are coming back," Lori said.

After trips, the McNamaras look forward to the moment when they make the turn in downtown Fort Pierce and head south on The Drive.

"Coming home from vacation you can smell the salt air and it feels like home," she said.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Daily Painting SOLD 329 Night Blooming Cereus

SOLD Its 4 x 6, oil. I just found out these are the flowers of the dragonfruit, we have one fruit in the yard, I have no idea how to tell if its ripe or not, its a pretty red.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Daily Painting 328 Afternoon on the Indian River Plein Air Alla Prima miniature

Its little, 4 x 6 inches, oil, all knife. It was a really pretty afternoon today. It got even nicer after I finished painting, the clouds turned peachy colored, beautiful! Click the paypal button to purchase

Unavailable right now, its at a show.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Daily Painting 327 Playing Catch-up,

I wanted to tweak these two paintings a bit more, the night blooming cereus was from daily painting 253, back in June. I added some color to the petals and stamens. The royal poinciana below is from January, daily painting 118. I added some palm fronds to the palms and some more grass under them. I added a few details to the far away palms across the river, they were too even in tone. The cereus painting is 5 x 7 and
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Daily Painting 326 Florida Flowers by the Indian River Plein Air Alla Prima

I finally did a plein air again, its 4 x 6, oil, all palette knife. Its the view looking towards the Southeast late this afternoon. Click it to see it bigger than life, its got lots of texture.
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Daily Painting 325 SOLD Royal Poinciana by the Sea

SOLD Its a pretty big one for a change, I have been working for days on it. Its 18 x 24 inches. Palette knife and brush, click on the picture to see the textures.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Daily Painting 324 Breezy Day for a Sail

Miniature painting, 4 x 6 inches. Oil, knife and brush.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Daily Painting 323 Red Bouganvillas Miniature Painting

I used a different technique, I felt like playing with something new. Click it to see it bigger, it has an interesting texture. Its oil. 4 x 6
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Friday, August 17, 2007

Daily Painting 322 Queens of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

Its 4 x 6 inches, oil. My night blooming cereus cactus. Click the image to see it bigger than life.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Daily Painting 321 SOLD Spoonbills in the Lilies Miniature Painting

SOLD Its 4 x 6, oil, knife and brush. I had fun with this one, it almost painted itself. You can click it to see it bigger than life.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Daily Painting 320 Spoonbills in the Savannahs

Its 8 x 10, oil, mostly knife. I put a detail of some of the birds below.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Daily Painting 319 Tranquil Bay Miniature Painting Old Time Florida

Its 4 x 6 inches, oil all knife painted.
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Monday, August 13, 2007

Daily Painting 318 SOLD Mosquito River Miniature Painting Old Time Florida

SOLD Its 4 x 6 inches, oil all knife. I had mosquitoes on my mind, last night we went out to see the Perseid meteor showers. Even with bug spray the mosquitoes were biting. I did get to see one really nice meteor and a four or five smaller ones.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Daily Painting 317 SOLD Old Florida Royal Poinciana Expressionist Painting

SOLD Its a miniature, 4 x 6 inches. This was one of those fun paintings, it almost painted itself.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Daily Painting 316 SOLD Hidden River

SOLD Its 5 x 7 oil, knife painting. Click it to see the texture and make it bigger than life.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Daily Painting 315 SOLD Beach Trio

SOLDOil, palette knife painted, no brush. 5 x 7, click it to see larger than life with lots of texture.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Daily Painting 314 Royal Poinciana on Indian River Drive Finished

Its 24 x 30 inches, oil, knife and brush.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Daily Painting 313 Royal Poinciana Work in Progress

See Daily Painting 310 for the start of this one. Its coming along, I decided I didn't like how tall the tree was and did some major surgery. I still have more work to do on the grass and the sky.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Daily Painting 312 SOLD Two Palms by the Misty Sea Miniature Oil Painting

SOLD 4 x 6 inch miniature, oil, palette knife. Click the picture to see it bigger than life.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Daily Painting 311 Oak at the Old Fort Site on Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce

Its oil, painting knife and brush, 5 x 7,
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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Daily Painting 310 Royal Poinciana Work in Progress

This isn't finished yet, its 24 x 30 inches, I am getting too old to do a big one in one day any more.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Daily Painting 309 Along the Indian River and Treasure Coast Art Gallery

5 x 7 oil, went back into time and made the drive a sandy road again.
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Below is me at the Treasure Coast Art Gallery in Fort Pierce with one of my paintings. Its the Indian River by Jungle Trail in Wabasso. Its part plein air and part studio, I did the painting outside by Jungle Trail and then I didn't like the modern boat so I took it out when I got home and put the old boat in. If you are in Fort Pierce, stop in and see the show, it will be up for a month. Its at avenue A right by the railroad tracks.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Daily Painting 308 Golden Glade

Its oil, 11 x 14, $300. Below is a photo of most of our pineapple crop, we have four more that are almost ripe. We learned something about pineapples today, ours are full of small rock hard brown seeds! According to some stories on the internet, if humming birds fertilize the pineapple flowers, the fruit will develop seeds. Humming birds aren't allowed in Hawaii for that reason. I made juice from my fruits so they didn't go to waste. It sure is tough getting pineapples around here, usually the opossums or raccoons get them first.
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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Daily Painting 307 Miniature Wind Storm on the Indian River

Its 2.25 x 3 inches, knife and brush, oil. From a photo I took during hurricane Frances.
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