Friday, November 30, 2007

Backus Gallery Art Show

I was here tonight, they had the big reception party. Huge crowd of people, lots of great food. I think all of us sold some. I had 56 paintings, this is just some of them. I sold 16 so far and the show runs till January 5. It was a great evening.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Daily Painting SOLD 423 Kayaks in the Savannas


SOLD Its 12 by 16, oil. I need to take a better photo in the daylight, there is some glare on the painting.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Daily Painting 422 South Beach Causeway Park Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today with my plein air painting friends, we had a good time. A bit buggy, forgot my bug spray, the sand flies were bad. There are a few little bugs in the painting, you can tell its a real plein air! Its 11 x 14 oil, almost all painting knife.
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Daily Painting 421 Indian River Work in Progress

This is the start of a big painting, its about 31 x 22.50 inches. The sky is pretty much done. Nothing else is. Not for sale at this time.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daily Painting 420 D. J. Wilcox Natural Area Oak Tree

D. J. Wilcox is a natural area they just opened up to the public here in Fort Pierce. My son and husband and I hiked all over it yesterday and we had a great time. There are several different ecosystems so its real interesting. We started off by the canoe launch and walked along the river, lots of nice mangroves, I'll be painting them soon. Then we went into some real jungle, oak and bay hammock and then into pine flatwoods. This oak was growing over the trail, I liked how it looked.

The painting is 5 x 7, oil,

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Daily Painting 419 SOLD Bouganvilla Gone Wild Miniature Florida Oil Painting

SOLD This is an old homesite out in the woods, the bouganvilla got huge. Nothing is left of the house, just a few bricks and some old glass are laying around. Its 4 x 6, oil, palette knife painted.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Daily Painting 418 Three Orchids

Its oil, 5 x 7,
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Daily Painting 417 Digital Spider Web Abstract Painting

Too tired today to do a regular painting, I cooked big Thanksgiving dinner and had company over. 8 x 10.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Daily Painting 416 Swampy Palms Miniature Oil Painting

4 x 6 oil painting
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Daily Painting 415 Sunrise Hibiscus Miniature Oil Painting

Its 3.75 x 3.75, oil.
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Daily Painting 414 Pink Water Lilies Miniature Oil Painting

Its 3.75 x 3.75, oil.
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Daily Painting 413 Rock City Gardens Plein Air

This is one I did awhile back and tweaked it a bit. Its 12 x 16, oil,
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daily Painting 412 Fly Away Roseate Spoonbills miniature oil painting

Its 3.75 x 3.75 oil, I had fun with this one!
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Daily Painting 411 Three Hibiscus Miniature

I thought I would do some quick miniatures for the holidays, something not as time consuming because things are getting so busy lately. It took four hours, a bit longer than I thought it would! Its oil, 3.75 x 3.75, click it to see it bigger than life.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Daily Painting 410 Kapok by the Inlet


This started out as plein air yesterday, but I wasn't happy with it. Also my dog wagged his tail and made a bit of a mess on it. Its 12 x 16 oil.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Daily Painting 409 SOLD The Kapok Tree Plein Air

SOLD I painted this at the Causeway Park in Fort Pierce. The seed pods from this tree are full of fluffy stuff, they used to use it to stuff life jackets and furniture cushions.
Its oil, 5 x 7 plein air, alla prima.
Below is a photo I took of the flowers, I think they look very interesting.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Daily Painting 406 SOLD Under the Old Hickory Tree Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD The leaves do turn color in Florida! It helps when they are back-lit by the late afternoon sun too. This is in my back yard again, under the painting is a photo of the area, a bit to the left with my dog Whisker. He was great company, barking at the neighbor's grandchildren and when he got bored with that he yapped at the squirrels in the tree I was under.

Its 4 x 6, oil, all palette knife, no brush.




Saturday, November 10, 2007

Daily Painting 405 Pink Grass

This is from in our back yard, there is a nice patch of this pink blooming feathery grass. I mowed the lawn the last time out back so I went carefully around it so I could enjoy the flowers longer. Its very cool, red when it starts blooming, fading to pink, then white. It feels like silk when you run it through your fingers. The sun shines through it and it glows nice.

Thats a bay tree on the right, kind of turned into a big bush after the twin hurricanes a few years ago. Its 4 x 6, oil,
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Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Daily Painting 403 Tugboat in the Indian River

Its 11 x 7.50, oil.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Daily Painting 402 SOLD Trunk Sale Abstract Expressionism

SOLD Plein air at the Village Shops in Vero.  Its 8 x 10 oil, all knife.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Daily Painting 401 SOLD Palm Shadows Plein Air Alla Prima


SOLD Its 5 x 7, oil, I painted with my plein air group at the Village Shops in Vero today. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold, I had a great time.

Monday, November 05, 2007

DAILY PAINTING 400!!! Along Indian River Drive


This is my 400th daily painting today so of course I wanted it nice. This painting was trouble from the get go. At one point it had a huge happy face in the bushes. Most artists know all about these gremlins, a person is happily painting along, putting darks and lights in their trees and bushes; they step back to check their work and there will be a critter or face peering out at them. Often they don't show up till you get the painting photographed and there it is looking out at you on the computer screen. And once you see it, your eyes keep going back there.

So I finally get it going all right, got rid of the smilie face and then I am taking it to the car and it falls over jelly side down of course. I got it home and fixed it up, not what I really had in mind for the afternoon.

Its 11 x 14, oil.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Daily Painting 399 SOLD Fan Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Plein Air

SOLD Its 8 x 10, oil. I did this awhile back from life and I didn't like how the flowers in the front came out. They were some orangey coleus. I decided to make them a mixture of flowers instead and I like the painting much better now. $200.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Daily Painting SOLD 398 Blue Forest Abstract

SOLD felt like cutting loose a bit, do something other than palm trees for a little change. Its been awfully hectic lately, I didn't feel like doing anything serious. It was fun to do and I like how it came out. Its 5 x 7 oil.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Daily Painting 396 Windy Day at the Inlet Demo for the Vero Beach Art Club

The painting is 12 x 16, oil, painting knife and color shaper. I had a good time. Everyone seemed to like it, it was hard though, the lights glared on my wet paint so I had trouble seeing the colors and shades good. My husband counted over 100 people. Lots of audience participation, questions and comments. That part was fun. If you look at the pictures there is a mirror over me so they could kind of see what I was doing. Next one I do I think I will pre-mix the paint so I can judge colors and values better.
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