Saturday, March 31, 2007

Daily Painting 187 Work in Progress Fort Pierce Inlet State Park


Sometimes a painting just doesn't work. The lower painting is what resulted when I took a piece of newspaper and pressed it onto the bad, wet painting. The image is what remained after the newspaper was pulled off. I am liking it better already!

I wish I had taken a photo before but I was aggravated at myself and didn't even think about it. It had been a plein air sea grape tree.

Then I put the image into photoshop and started to play with the composition and photoshop filters. The offending image was too centered with two even tree trunks so I added the trunk to the right and came up with the top image. I'll try and translate something like that into paint on the original board in the next day or so.

Its 8 x 10 oil, or the original one is anyhow! The new one only exists in the computer at the moment. Click on them to make them bigger, the texture on both is interesting.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Daily Painting 187 Fort Pierce Inlet State Park Alla Prima Plein Air

Its 8 x 10, oil, all knife. It was a beautiful day at the park, I tried to capture the sea grape leaves, the sun was shining through them like stained glass. $200.
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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Daily Painting 186 Edenlawn Plantation cottage Alla Prima Plein Air


Another cottage at Edenlawn Plantation. There is ginger and sleeping hibiscus and coral vine growing next to it. Its 8 x 10 oil mostly knife except for the tree. Plein Air Alla prima. Theres me and yesterday's painting.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Daily Painting 185 Edenlawn Plantation cottages Alla Prima Plein Air

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Alla prima plein air. I was at Edenlawn plantation again today, it was beautiful out. This is the view down one of the sandy roads. Its 12 x 16 oil mostly knife, a little bit of brush work in the swiggly trees.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Daily Painting 184 Palms at Hackberry Hammock


From a photo from my friend and fellow artist Joan Lyons. There is some glare on it, I need to get a better photo in the daylight. Its oil, all knife. 10 x 8.


Monday, March 26, 2007

Daily Painting 183 Old Grove Cottage


I was at the downtown open studio today looking out the window and painted the building which in real life has a parking lot between it and me. I changed things a bit. Its 5 x 7 oil, all painting knife. $100.
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Daily Painting 182 River View at Edenlawn Plantation

This is a view from Edenlawn Plantation looking to the south. Sort of. I took out the zillion docks that are there now, I don't like how they look. Its 5 x 7 oil, knife and brush. $100.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Daily Painting 181 Fan Palm Path Edenlawn Plantation


Little 7 x 5 inch painting brush and painting knife, oil. From a photo I took at Edenlawn Plantation.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Daily Painting 180 SOLD Gnarly Old Tree


SOLDIts 7 x 5, oil, knife and brush. I sort of based it on this tangled tree at Heathcote Botanical Gardens but then I just let the painting take its own course and this is what happened.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Daily Painting 179 Edenlawn Plantation Red Pot


I liked this old red pot at Edenlawn and painted it tonight from a photo I had taken. The pot is huge in real life, just out in the middle of all the tropical plants. My painting is 10 x 8, oil, all knife. There is a bit of glare in the darks it was late when I painted it. It was an awfully busy day, we drove up to Sebastian to the brand new gallery, The Garden of Art. I put some more of my paintings up there. Its at 8905 US1 in Sebastian if you want to go see. Lots of other artists are there now, its getting full of paintings.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Daily Painting 178 Edenlawn Plantation Pink Cottage


I painted this one today, I liked how the cottage looked with all the palm trees around so nothing would do but to paint it pretty big, 12 x 16. It looked like rain so I had my plan, there is a little shed nearby I could duck into if I had to. For some reason I don't have a photo of the shed, I got to get one next time. Its tall enough to sit in but not stand up in. I think it must have been a planting shed. The roof has two feet tall plants growing up on top, lucky leaf kalanchoes. It must have rained on and off 6 times. I would stick the paints in my painting box, grab the chair and run into the shed. I thought I would never get done, probably took twice as long as usual. Its oil, all knife, plein air, alla prima.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Daily Painting 177 Stormy Vero Beach Little Blue Heron


I did this today next to the Barber Bridge in Vero. Its plein air, alla prima, 8 x 10 oil. $200. I got lucky, only a little rain not enough to get wet. The little blue heron walked by so I put him in my painting. Its all with a knife, no brush.
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Monday, March 19, 2007

Daily Paintings 175 and 176 Heathcote Botanical Gardens Ear tree and Palms



I painted these during a break from sitting with the paintings this weekend. The top one is a big ear tree, it has seed pods shaped like an ear. I liked the grey color and knot holes. The bottom painting is some palms and flowers, pretty sketchy. They are both 5 x 7 watercolor paint sticks.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Daily Painting Heathcote Botanical Gardens Spring show


Well, I didn't get a painting done today, we set this up instead. I will be here the next two days trying to sell my paintings here. The show is at 210 Savannah Road here in Fort Pierce 9 to 4 . the 17th and 18th in case you are in town. There is a wonderful looking plant sale going on at the same time, I am tempted already.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Daily Painting 174 SOLD Spring Oaks at Adam's Ranch oil painting


SOLD5 x 7 oil, knife and brush. I took a photo of these live oaks at Adam's ranch, I loved how the sun glowed through their new leaves. Available on ebay wednesday night, 3-21-07

Daily Painting 174 Spring Oaks at Adam's Ranch oil painting

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Daily Painting 173 Palm Grove at Adam's Ranch oil painting

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5 x 7 knife and brush painting from a photo I took at the Adam's ranch. Below are my paintings in the Treasure Coast art gallery Ave. A downtown Fort Pierce. It will be up till the 10th next month.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Daily Painting 172 Bright Sailboat Alla Prima Plein Air oil painting


8 x 10 oil, all knife, plein Air Alla Prima. I painted this in Vero today from under the Barber bridge, perfect day, not too hot or cold.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Daily Painting 171SOLD Pair of Royals Royal poinciana oil painting


SOLDTwo royal poincianas, its 5 x 7 oil, knife and brush.

Daily Painting 171 Pair of Royals Royal poinciana oil painting

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daily Painting 169 SOLDAdam's Ranch Alla Prima Plein Air



Today we went to the Adam's Ranch paintout, its a yearly event where we get to drive all over the ranch which is huge and paint there. It was a perfect day. The painting is large for a plein air, its 12 x 16, oil, painting knife and brush. The photo is a mother alligator we saw, when I got the picture on the computer I saw all the babies, didn't notice them when I was there, they were across the stream.SOLD


Friday, March 09, 2007

Daily Painting 168 Edenlawn Plantation Alla Prima Plein Air


Another one of the old cottages at Edenlawn Plantation being taken over by the jungle. Its 8 x 10, oil, all knife, alla prima, plein air.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Daily Painting 167 Finished Boat at the Vero Beach Marina

Its finally finished, its 8 x 10, oil, painting knife and brush. $200. Whoops! I guess it isn't quite done. My good friend and fellow artist, Helen Zapata, caught it. I forgot about the anchor line, I decided to give the boat a wake and there the poor thing is still tied up. Well, I am not going to re-take the photo tonight, I will fix it tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Daily Painting 166 Boat at the Vero Beach Marina work in progress


I like it better now, but I am still going to do a bit more work on it.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Daily Painting 165 Boat at the Vero Beach Marina work in progress


I was very tired today, I am not happy with the way the painting came out so I am scraping off parts. The boat looks small instead of at a distance like its supposed to. The fault is partly the spiderlilies to the left, they are on the same plane as the boat. If I bring them down and the boat up, it should help. I'll try and post the results tomorrow, but its shaping up to be a very busy day. I am painting in the morning at Edenlawn Plantation again and we are having out of town company.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Daily Painting 164 A Daughter's Unconditional Love Royal Poinciana tree

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Its 5 x 7 Oil, knife, one of my patrons bought one of my royal poinciana trees and her mother liked it too so she is giving this one to her mom for a gift.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Daily Painting 161Astounding Azaleas at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Fort Pierce Plein Air

Its 8 x 10, plein air, alla prima, oil mostly knife a little bit of brush work. The purple plants are really that color, they are Moses in the boat, can't recall the latin name.
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Friday, March 02, 2007

Daily Painting 160 Garden Gate Edenlawn Plantation series Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach Florida

Old gate at Edenlawn Plantation. 8 x 10, alla prima plein air. Oil, knife and brush.