Thursday, January 31, 2008

Daily Painting 485 Flowers in a Pot Rock City Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this at Rock City Gardens in Sebastian. There were a whole lot of flowers in this pot, geraniums, petunias, plumbago, the little pink flowers and the dark blue ones I don't know the names of. It was one of those fun ones to paint. Click the picture to see all the textures. Its 6 x 8, oil,
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Daily Painting 484 Calamondin Orange Tree at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

This is a cool tree at Heathcote, it has tiny, tart little oranges smaller than golf balls. There were more oranges on the ground than on the tree, I thought they looked interesting and I had to try to paint them. Below is my photo, Allie the head gardener took my picture. It started out pretty chilly, I have lots of layers of clothes. She let me have some of their pretty oxalis, thats whats in the cup. The painting is 8 x 10 and not available right now.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Daily Painting 483 Robellini Palms at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

Its 8 x 10, oil. I painted it at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

Daily Painting 482 Bromileads at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air



Plein Air, alla prima, 6 x 8 inch oil. I did this today at Heathcote. We had a lovely time, they fed us a super breakfast and lunch.
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Daily Painting 481 Out at the Ranch WIP continued

I worked some more on this one today, added the oak leaves and made the the one palm's fronds larger. I did a bit more here and there. Its almost done, there are a few things I want to do still. Not for sale at this time.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Daily Painting 480 Cabin in Tall Palm Hammock

Its oil, 5 x 7 there is a detail below. I like the detail a lot, I may make a painting of it sometime.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Daily Painting 479 SOLD The Old Sandy Trail

SOLD Its 5 x 7, oil, on stretched canvas.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Daily Painting 478 Out at the Ranch Work in Progress

Its not finished yet, I still have some to go on it. There is a detail below and you can click the pictures to see the paintings larger. I am going to add some leaves to the oak maybe, I am debating about it, I like it without too. The palm tree on the far right needs some more fronds and there is general tweaking to be done here and there. Its another big painting, 28 x 22 inches, not for sale at this time.



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Daily Painting 477 Bromeliads Aglow McKee's Botanical Gardens

When I was ready to leave the gardens the other day I looked across the pond and saw how the sun was striking the bromeliads on the tree stump. I tried to capture the sunlight making the bromeliads glow in this painting. Its 8 x 10, oil.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Daily Painting 476 SOLD Water Lily Pond at McKee's Botanical Gardens

SOLD Its another plein air painting I did at Mckee's. Its 6 x 8 inches, oil.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Daily Painting 475 Palm at Mckee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air


Its plein air or from life, I painted it in the gardens. Lots of texture, you can click the picture to see it better. Its 5 x 7, oil

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Daily Painting 474 Coral Vine

This vine grows wild in our back yard, the flowers in the painting are about 4 times the size of the real ones. The painting is painting knife and brush, 5 x 7 oil on canvas.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Daily Painting 473 Indian River Drive Oil Painting Completed


I finally finished my big one, I haven't named it yet. Its 31 x 22.50 inches. I have a vintage wood frame for it, thats why the size is odd. Its oil, painting knife and brush.
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Friday, January 18, 2008

Daily Painting 472 The Old Bay Tree in the Pink

Its oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches,
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Daily Painting 471 SOLD Water Lilies at McKee's Botanical Gardens

SOLD Some of the water lilies at McKee's Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach. Its 6 x 8 inches, oil mostly palette knife painted. On canvas. Below is a detail so you can see the texture.
At Grant Antique Mall.



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Daily Painting 470 Work in Progress Indian River

I think I am finished with the palms. I want to put some waves in the river, it looks too calm for that much wind.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Daily Painting 469 Indian River Work in Progress

Moving along, there is a detail below of this step.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Daily Painting 468 Indian River Work in Progress

Its starting to take shape. I still have lots to do, like the waves and some more trunks on the palms. Not for sale at this time.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Daily Painting 467 Indian River Work in Progress

This is a big painting 21.50 x 31.50 I started November 26, 2007, the top picture is as it was then and the bottom is what I did today. Christmas and the Backus art show happened, I was way busy! I have blocked in the palm tree positions and the ground. I think I will make the rock piles smaller and the "stripes" of grass less even. Not for sale at this time.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Daily Painting 466 Down the Garden Path

Its 5 x 7 oil
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Daily Painting 465 Up the Garden Path at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

One of the many lovely paths at the gardens. Its 5 x 7 oil, plein air, alla prima.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Daily Painting 464 The Stone Bridge at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Here is the South pond at Mckee's looking Northward. Its plein air, alla prima, 5 x 7, oil, knife.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Daily Painting 463 SOLD The North Pond at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I have always painted the south pond at McKee's so I thought I would face the other way today which was into the sun. The sun was shining through the palm fronds and making them glow, it was a beautiful day. I had lots of company, we had a great turnout with my painting group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast. There is a photo below of some of us. I am standing on the bridge taking the picture of the south pond.

The painting is 8 x 10, oil, mostly painting knife. Painted from life or en plein air and all in one go with no picking afterward or alla prima. Very thick, juicy paint.




Monday, January 07, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Daily Painting 461 Sketch

I was very tired tonight but I started a painting any way and it became a disaster so I wiped it off. Here is a page from my sketch book instead. Sharpie marker on paper.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

Daily Painting 459 Old Dixie Highway

Its oil, 5 x 7, lots of details. See the second picture for a close-up. In real life the car is 3/8ths of an inch wide. You can click on the pictures to see the painting bigger than real life.
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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Daily Painting 458 Palms on South Indian River Drive


This is one I did a while back, and tweaked it a bit more tonight. Its 8 x 10, oil, $200.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Daily Painting 457 Trawler in Paradise Finished

This was one I started a while ago, on December 27, its 8 x 10, oil.
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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Daily Painting 456 Oxbow Eco-Center Trail


Its 5 x 7, oil. I took a walk here yesterday.
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