Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Daily Painting 135 Saint Lucie River Plein Air at White City Park









































Its a 12 by 16 painting, plein air, oil, knife and a little brush. One of those days, I took a little break, talked to some of the other painters, I have joined a new plein air club to the south of me. Come back and find the painting had blown down and had sand and dirt in the corners. I got it pretty much fixed, have to let it dry to get the rest off.

I get home, make myself some cocoa in the microwave and my cup ranneth over in a big way all over the oven. Collapsed on the couch, dog pats me on the face and scratched it. Hubby tells me I need to touch up yesterday's painting, he moved it and didn't know it was wet. Got a couple of his fingerprints on it. Can't have that, years from now they will think he painted it!

Hopefully I will survive the rest of today!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Daily Painting 134 Path Through the Palmettos and Pines at the Oxbow

8 x 10 oil, knife and brush painting. Plein Air. I painted this today at the Oxbow Eco-Center in Port Saint Lucie. Its an interesting area with lots of different plants and wild flowers.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Daily Painting 133 Egret in the Mangroves








































SOLDLittle 5 x 7 studio painting, oil all knife, no brush. The detail of the bird is first, he is only an inch tall in real life. The second is the entire painting.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Daily Painting 132 Jungle Vine Plein Air
























I think the vine is Ivy-Arum, it has huge, yellow and green leaves, they go right up to the top of the palm trees. The top flowers are sleeping hibiscus and I don't recall the lower ones, the humming birds like them anyhow. The painting is 5 x 7 oil, all knife.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Daily Painting 131 Painting Azaleas again Plein Air


















Its 5 x 7 watercolor sticks. Plein Air, one of my azalea bushes.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Daily Painting 130 Linoleum Cut Palms on the Indian River
























I am experimenting with some new linoleum, or new to me anyway. Its supposed to be easy to cut and it is pretty much. The first is the first print, I'll probably deepen some cuts here and there. The second is me just starting the cutting and the last is the linoleum pretty much finished.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Daily Painting 129 Azaleas Plein Air


















The azaleas in our yard think its spring all ready and are in full bloom.
This is watercolor paint sticks I am experimenting again. Its 5 x 7.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Daily Painting 128 SOLD Wedded Palms Plein Air

SOLD I painted this one in Vero Beach, its 8 x 10, oil, all knife.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Daily Painting 127 Garden of Palms Plein Air




















I painted this in Vero today, its 8 x 10, oil, knife, no brush. Not available at this time at a show.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Daily Painting 126 Halstrom's Barn on Old Dixie Highway


















This is from a photo I took while driving by the barn, I took a few liberties, made Old Dixie Highway curve the other way and removed the paving and planted some hibiscus.

I have a vague memory as a child of going to the Halstroms, they had a big telescope and they let my parents and I look at the moon through it.

The painting is 5 x 7, oil, all knife.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Daily Painting 125 Mother of Thousands

These are blooming now, they are very pretty like a cluster of bells. The name is from their habit of growing little plantlets on their leaves in great numbers. The little plantlets fall off and most will start to grow.

The painting is 5 x 7 watercolor paint sticks, something I am experimenting with.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Daily Painting 108 Re-visited Sisters Finish



















I finally finished this one today, if you scroll down you can see the work in progress. Its oil, mostly knife 12 x 16. I used a brush and rag to lay in the shadows and touch up a few details. Click on it to see it larger. Its spoken for, it will be a gift to the father of the two girls.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Daily Painting 124 Cartoon New Gallery Opening
















I have been running about the last week, I have 16 paintings at the new Garden of Art gallery in Wabasso, lots of framing and digging through paintings to show. Also I have three paintings at the County Administration Building show in Vero Beach.

Its been busy!



Thursday, January 18, 2007

Daily Painting 123 Plein Air Palm Cluster
























I painted this one in Vero, its 8 x 10, oil, all knife, a different type of palm than usual, not sure of the type, I will have to look it up. I was a bit frazzled, I have to add another trunk to it. There were some bums about and it made me nervous, I was the first to show up for our paint out. It started badly, I put the paint blobs on the panel instead of my palette, really twittery!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Daily Painting 122SOLD Plein Air Red Hibiscus


















SOLDI painted this in Vero Beach, its 5 x 7, oil and at the moment all knife. When it dries I'll use a tiny brush to put the stamen with the pollen in the flower centers.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Daily Painting 121 Plein Air Red Cannas




















I painted this in Vero today, its at a park in the middle of town, Pocahontas Park. Nice sunny day, its 5 x7 oil, all knife. I painted it with my plein air group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast, we had a nice time.

I have three plein air paintings for sale hanging at the Vero Beach County Administration building. They have a yearly show for our group, it will hang till April unless paintings get sold.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Daily Painting 120 SOLD Banana Tree Cottage




















SOLD 8 x 10 oil from a photo I took at Captain Forester's park in Wabasso. Its all knife, no brush.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Daily Painting 119 Cabbage Palms at Indrio Savanahs

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5 x 7, oil, all knife from a photo I took at the Indrio Savanahs reserve.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Daily Painting 118 Work in Progress 3 Royal Poinciana


















Its getting there slowly. I added a shadow on the path and some darker leaves and flowers. Poinciana flowers look like a red-orange orchid with one white petal when you look closely at them so I added the white petals. I added some fallen petals underneath the tree.

Also sanded a bunch of panels for new paintings, I was running low.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Daily Painting 118 Work in Progress 2 Royal Poinciana

I worked all day on this one today. I did the little background palms and the tree top. Then the palms to the right and started the lawn. Third is close to finished, I'll tweak it a bit here and there. I need a shadow across the path for one thing.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Daily Painting 118 Work in Progress Royal Poinciana


















This will probably take me a few days, its 18 x 24 inches. Excuse the glare, I will try and get a better photo tomorrow. It will have a royal poinciana tree to the left and some cabbage palms in the background with a path leading to the water. Its oil and so far all knife painted. Its a studio painting from my imagination. I will be looking at my palms and poinciana tree tomorrow while I paint and the sky is how it was today. My poinciana tree has no blooms and very few leaves, it is like northern trees, it drops its leaves in the winter. Its a good time to see its structure anyhow.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Daily Painting 117 Windy Day on Jungle Trail
























Chilly, windy day on Jungle Trail in Wabasso. I am almost out of small 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 panels so I had to do a 12 x 16, what I used to paint on the most. (they fit in my paint box slots) It felt huge! Yesterday it was 85 degrees and today it dropped down to 60 when I was painting, not used to that kind of weather. I was glad to get home to some nice hot coffee.
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Monday, January 08, 2007

Daily Painting 116 Old Palm on the Indian River


















Studio Painting of an old palm on the Indian River in Wabasso on Jungle Trail Road. I'll be going there tomorrow to paint again from life with the plein air club. Its 5 x 7, oil, all knife.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Daily Painting 115 SOLDMorning Garden


















SOLDPlein air, alla prima, 5 x 7 oil, all knife. My flowers in the morning light.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Daily Painting 114 Moonrise over the Indian River

























SOLD5 x 7 oil Plein Air Nocturne, Alla Prima. All knife. The moonrise tonight, lovely clear night tonight. I keep planning to go to bed early but I keep staying up late.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Daily Painting 113 A Dozen Palms


















5 x7 oil, all knife. From memory of the Florida outback.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Daily Painting 112 Plein Air Rainy Nocturne


SOLDIts 8 x 10, oil all knife. Plein Air, Alla Prima. Yesterday the moon was so pretty I was sorry I hadn't tried to paint it. So I took note of the time of the moon rise tonight, spent about an hour waiting for it to appear over the clouds on the horizon. I finally said I had enough, got my paints out and sat out front and started the painting. I figured I would put in the moon when it made its appearance. Well, it never showed up, it started raining instead. I didn't get too wet it just now started raining hard. I am happy with the way it came out and so is one of my friends who came by and purchased it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Daily Painting 111 Palm Grove

















4.50 x 6.50 inch pastel and watercolor painting. I was trying out some dark paper to see how it worked starting with a dark background, it was fun to do.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Daily Painting 110 Palm Pals




















8 x 10 oil, plein air, alla prima. I painted these coconut palms at the Captain Forester park in Wabasso with the plein air club. It was kind of a cloudy day, not a lot of shadows or bright highlights.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Daily Painting 109 Fireworks--Happy New Year!!!!

After doing so much finicky work with the last painting, I was ready to cut loose and have some fun. This is mixed media, acrylic background, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and oil. There is a detail so you can see the texture. Knife and brush on watercolor paper, 6 x 4 inches.