Thursday, May 31, 2007

SOLD daily painting 245 The Old Stone Bridge at Mckee BotAanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Florida Plein Air

SOLD It 11 x 14, oil, all knife. Did this painting ever have troubles! I put it into the car on this blanket as I don't have a carrier for this size. A corner smeared part of the painting. I fixed it when I got home. Then the dog knocked the easel and got another mark on it. Also got some paint on the couch. I fixed those too.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

daily painting 244 Windy Palms at Mckee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Florida Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 11 x 14 oil, all knife, plein air alla prima. It was a super day, hundreds of water lilies, all different kinds and colors.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

daily painting SOLD 241 New Haircuts at the Old Fort Park Fort Pierce FloridaSOLD

SOLDThey just trimmed the palms at Old Fort Park. Its 4 x 6, oil, knife and brush.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

daily painting 240 SOLD Nice Day at Sweetwater Hammock

SOLD Its 4 x 6, oil knife and brush. It was a commissioned painting.

Friday, May 25, 2007

daily painting 239 Something a bit different at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

I had fun at Heathcote today with Allie Comer. She invited me over to paint the door by the herb garden with her. The top photo is a detail of the door. I don't think its for sale, you have to take that up with the nice people at Heathcote. She did a lot of the painting too it was a team effort.



Thursday, May 24, 2007

daily painting 238 Dark Waters at White City Park Alla Prima Plein Air

Its 11 x 14 oil, knife and brush. The water was a strange brown color, I guess a lot of tannin in it from fallen leaves.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

daily painting 237 Water Lilies at White City Park Alla Prima Plein Air

Its oil, 11 x 14. It was a beautiful day at the park, these lilies close at noon. I had fun, I used totally different colors than I usually do. The leaves were very interesting, not much green on them and the older ones had a lot of orange on them.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

daily painting 236 SOLD Singing Tower of Lake Wales, Florida Part three completed

SOLD Here is my finished painting of Bok Tower. Its 5 x 7, oil, knife and brush.

Monday, May 21, 2007

daily painting 235 Singing Tower of Lake Wales, Florida Work In Progress part two

The top half of the painting is close to finished. I will probably tweak a little bit here and there, the middle band near the top got a little off. There are the reflections and bushes to be finished and some water lilies added.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

daily painting 234 Singing Tower of Lake Wales, Florida Work In Progress

This is a commissioned painting, its Bok tower or Singing tower in Lake Wales. My client sent me a cool vintage post card with the tower on it. She wants a 5 x 7 painting made. Here is my start, I have used thin, dark colors over my drawing. When it is dry I will paint the sky and lay lighter colors over the dark ones. The postcard has different proportions than the 5 x 7 panel so I took the liberty of painting the entire palm to the left. It was cut in half vertically on the postcard.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

daily painting 232 Orchid Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 4 x 6, oil. One of my orchids is blooming, I have a small collection of them. $100.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sold daily painting 231 Miniature Painting of Three Pink Hibiscus


SOLD I like working small sometimes, its 2 x 3 inches, oil on watercolor paper. The hibiscus are growing in our yard.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

daily painting 230 Bottle Brush Trees at White City park Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 11 x 14 oil, mostly knife. The bird was drying its wings and the alligator was sunning itself on the bank. I saw 3 alligators and a turtle and some ducks. Lots of fun! $300.
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daily painting 229 The Pump House at Edenlawn Plantation Plein Air Alla Prima

5 x 7 oil, knife painted. Plein Air, Alla Prima.


Monday, May 14, 2007

daily painting 228 SOLD Distant Daisies Do Tell Edenlawn Plantation Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD Its 5 x 7 oil, all knife plein air alla prima. I could see the tall daisies over the little palm trees and I liked the contrast of their dark leaves behind the golden of the palms. It was a fun painting to do.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

daily painting 227 Old Oak at Indian River at Old Fort Park, Fort Pierce Plein Air Alla Prima

8 x 10 oil plein air, alla prima. Old live oaks at the old Fort Park here in Fort Pierce. $300.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

daily painting 226 Ghastly End of the Romance Edenlawn Plantation Plein Air Alla Prima

The lovebugs got stuck in the wet paint! hehehe! I think I can fix up the painting after it all dries. Its 5 x 7, oil and knife. I will sell it for $100. no extra charge for the bugs. If any body wants it with the bugs still on it let me know soon as I plan to clean them off. I offer no guarantees as to how archival they are. I painted it at Edenlawn Plantation today at their art show and plant sale. I had a successful day, sold two paintings. Me and some of my paintings are below.
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

daily painting 224 pair of palms

From a photo I took at Edenlawn Plantation. 5 x 7 oil.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

daily painting 223 SOLD Smoke Haze over the Indian River at Old Fort Park, Fort Pierce Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD Today the weather was very odd, I think I caught the colors dead on in this painting. The sun stayed red and then orange for hours this morning. There were huge fires in central Florida and the smoke must be covering the whole state. The air was nice though, not too hot.

Lots and lots of love bugs, I have developed a method of getting them off my paintings with no damage. I flick them off with the tip of my palette knife. Sometimes the bugs themselves are unharmed and are able to continue on their way. A love bug is about twice the size of a mosquito, they are always in pairs, stuck together by their behinds. During this time of the year they fly about in thousands and expire upon automobile windshields and grills. Cars can get so covered they can overheat and expire as well. You have to scrub and scrub to get them off, a terrible end to the romance.

The painting is $100, its 5 x 7, oil, knife and brush.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Daily Painting 222 Pickerel Weed at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Its plein air, alla prima, oil 11 x 14. $300. It was a beautiful day today not too hot or cold. The gardens are wonderful now, tons of flowers, its very hard to choose what to paint there is so much there.
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Monday, May 07, 2007

Daily Painting 221 Morning Sail in Vero Beach

Its a little 5 x 7 I did from a photo I took in Vero Beach from under Barber Bridge. Its oil and all knife. $100.
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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Daily Painting 220 Gone Fishing And Art Show

Next Saturday there will be an art show (May 12) at Edenlawn Plantation, 13377 Indian River Dr. Jensen Beach, Florida. For all artists interested in setting up, we will be arriving at 8:30am and the show will run from 10-4.

The plein-aire painters of Eden worked there for a month and this Saturday's event will be a show and sale of that effort. However, we are opening it up to all interested artists. The owner, will also be selling plants and books. There will be tours of the plantation during the show at 11, 1 and 3 o'clock.



The painting is digital, I went hiking, fishing and swimming today, smoked the fish and I was too pooped to paint!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Daily Painting 219 Lantana and Palms Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 11 x 14, oil, painting knife and brush. $300. Plein Air, alla prima.
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Friday, May 04, 2007

Daily Painting 218 Heathcote Botanical Gardens Flowery Miniature Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Here is today's, this pot of flowers is about 20 feet away from yesterday's flowers. I thought the two made a nice set so put them into some digital frames together below. This one is 5 x 7 and oil as well and $100. It has petunias and geraniums and some other flowers growing in it. Just for fun I provided a detail of the paint so you can see the texture. You can click on the photos to make them bigger.






Thursday, May 03, 2007

Daily Painting SOLD 217 Heathcote Botanical Gardens Flowery Miniature Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD My kind of flower arrangements, ones that keep growing for awhile. Cut flowers are nice but I like these better. Theres geraniums and petunias with some other ones I don't know the names of. I sat under the roof of the entrance of the gardens to paint it, nice and shady. The painting is 5 x 7 oil, plein air alla prima.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Daily Painting 215 SOLD Iris at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD Little 5 x 7 oil, brush and palette knife. It was a beautiful day at Heathcote, lots of flowers. I may go back tomorrow. $100.