Thursday, December 31, 2009

DAILY PAINTING 1000!!!! SOLD House of Refuge

SOLD I never thought back in September 7, 2006 that I would do 1000 daily paintings. I was thinking maybe I would do 100 or do it for a year. I didn't do them quite every day but I came pretty close. Life and energy gets in the way at times. It seems kind of unreal to me that I have done this, its not something I had a goal for, I never said I will paint 1000 paintings. Actually I have painted quite a few more, some hundreds, I just started keeping better records when I began the Daily Paintings.
This one is 8 x 10, it was commissioned. The House of Refuge is very cool, they used it for shipwrecked people to stay at.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Daily Painting 999 SOLD Deep Woods

SOLD This one was fun, I started it awhile ago, it was a drip painting. Thin paint is dripped on to the panel and tilted up so the paint runs and then I kind of direct some of the drips with my brush and look closely at the painting to see how I want to develop it. I didn't see much at the time, saw the two larger trees and figured I would do something with them when it dried. So I picked it up and finished it, changed the colors, it was just purples and blues.

Its oil, 5 x 7 inches on masonite.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Daily Painting 998 Grand View of the Savannas

This is from a sketch I made the last time I was at the Savanna's Recreational Area. I like to do a sketch before I paint to warm up and to also see any problems with composition. Sometimes I work from the scene then and there and sometimes I will work on it later. Its on a hardwood plywood panel 5 x 7 inches.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Daily Painting 997 Merry Christmas Everyone! Two Red Hibiscus

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, best wishes to all!
Its oil, 5 x 7, not for sale its a gift.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Daily Painting 996 Butterfly Orchids

Its oil, 4 x 6 inches on masonite. These are growing wild on one of my live oak trees.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Daily Painting 995 SOLD Deep Waters in the Savannas

SOLD  Its oil, 5 x 7 inches on luan plywood. I had this photo of the area but I just used the photo as a jumping off place and pretty much made up the scene. The front grass is there and the water but the rest is fantasy. In real life there is a bottle brush tree on the grass but I had already painted that. Lots of juicy texture from the painting knife.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Daily Painting 994 SOLD Coconut Palm by Indian River

SOLD  Its oil, 5 x 7 inches on Luan plywood. Lots of nice texture, its from a photo I took a bit South of the old Fort Park down by the river.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daily Painting 993 Trail in the Oxbow Dahoon Holly Palmettos Plein Air Alla Prima

I was painting this in the Oxbow Eco Center and two groups of children on a field trip walked by. The rangers asked them if their parents liked coffee and it turned out all of them did. The rangers then told them about the wild coffee plants there that the settlers used for their coffee but they said coffee made from them tastes awful. Some day I'll have to try some, and paint some too, they are pretty. There are some blue berries in the painting, I forget what the rangers said they were, they told the children not to eat them, they would cause tummy troubles of the violent sort. The wild grapes they said were good. (most of the wild grape I have had were small, seedy and sour) There is one wild grape vine in my yard that has pretty good grapes, they are small seedy and sweet. The tree is a dahoon holly that I have heard called the Florida holly also.

The children all walked by my painting, everyone of them saying it looked nice. In those exact words! One boy said something different, he thought I was doing a good job. The ranger told me that they had to say something and I told her I thought it was good they were polite. I figure I have a nice looking painting here all those kids can't be wrong.

Its oil, almost all painting knife, lots of texture. 8 x 10 on a luan plywood panel.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Daily Painting 992 SOLD Way Out Back in the Country Adam's Ranch

SOLD The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil, this is from a photo I took out at Adam's Ranch last year. Its a wonderful place to see and a great place to paint.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Daily Painting 991 Winds at the Old Fort Park Fort Pierce

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. This is the site of the old fort on Indian River Drive. This is where the town of Fort Pierce got its name, the fort was named after General Benjamin Pierce. It doesn't look much like this now, you can still see the oak but they did some land clearing a year or so ago so its pretty bare now.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Daily Painting 990 Mangroves on the Indian River Bear Point miniature oil painting

This is at Bear Point on the Indian River. I have never seen any bears here but we did see an otter one time. The painting is 4 x 6 inches oil on masonite.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Daily Painting 989 Spendid Sky in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I saw the huge cloud in the back of the cabbage palms and I wanted to capture it, I love painting clouds. Its from life, on location in the Savanna's Recreational area. You can go camping there, someday I would like to.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Daily Painting 988 Florida Gallinules Plein Air Alla Prima

In the Savannas Recreational Area again. Beautiful weather and these cool little birds. They were swimming in front of us and would go into the darker green grass and disappear. After awhile they would show up again.

We were having a big discussion what the little birds were, they have bright red beaks. We thought they might be coots or grebes and the first thing I did when I got home was look them up. They are related to coots.

The painting is 5 x 7, oil on masonite. Painted in the open air on location.
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Daily Painting 987 Water Lilies at Twilight

Its oil, 5 x 7 inches, on masonite. I saw these white water lilies and and I had to paint them
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Daily Painting 986 Thunderheads over the Savannas plein air alla prima

It was a beautiful day today, the thunderheads didn't stay and it didn't rain, it looked like it was for a little while. We saw lots of birds and there was a nice cool breeze. Its 8 x 10 inches on masonite, oil, lots of texture.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Daily Painting 985 Looking for Breakfast White Egret

This started out as a plein air I painted at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. I don't think I ever posted it, I just wasn't happy with the painting. I came across it today and thought it could do with a bird and some flowers so I scraped off some paint and put them in with the little pond.
I like the painting a lot better now. Its 5 x 7, oil, lots of texture from the painting knife.
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Friday, December 04, 2009

Daily Painting 984 SOLD The Perfect View Savannas Anhinga and Blue Heron

SOLD This Tuesday when I was at the Savannas there was what I thought was a perfect view, the birds were both there and reflected in the water. I said that I had to paint it and so I did today. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, it has lots of nice texture.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Daily Painting 983 SOLD Paradise


SOLD This was commissioned. Its 5 x 7 inches, oil. Nothing like a royal poinciana painting for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Daily Painting 982 Indian River at Wabasso


A beautiful morning in Wabasso by the Indian River. Its oil, 5 x 7 inches on masonite.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Daily Painting 981 SOLD Beautiful Day in the Savannas plein air alla prima

SOLD I painted this today in the Savannas Recreational area. I sold it hot off the easel! Its 8 x 10, oil. It was beautiful out, there were lots of birds and other critters. Not too hot or cold, it was a perfect day.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Daily Painting 980 SOLD Tranquility Royal Poinciana


SOLD Its 8 x 10 oil, a commissioned painting. Detail of the birds below the painting.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Daily Painting 979 Scheffleras and Elephant Ears Plein Air Alla Prima

This is a plein air I did at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. I did it awhile ago and realized I hadn't posted it. Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on Masonite,
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Daily Painting 978 Wind in the Palms Golden Pasture

Very breezy day out back. Painting knife painted, its has a nice texture. Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10,
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Daily Painting 977 SOLD Refuge on the Atlantic Ocean

SOLD This is a different view of part of the House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar. It is the last remaining shipwreck lifesaving station in the United States. It was erected in 1876 on the St. Lucie rocks, you can see some by the ocean. 5 x 7 inches its oil on masonite, $150.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Daily Painting 976 Old Wagon by the Old Barn Miniature Oil Painting

Its oil, 4 x 6 inch miniature painting. Mostly knife painted on masonite. Nice impasto texture. Its from a photo I took by the History museum at the Causeway Park in Fort Pierce.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Daily Painting 975 SOLD Sailboat Coming in Ft. Pierce Inlet

SOLD Its oil, mostly knife painted on masonite. Its from a photo I took at the Causeway Park in Fort Pierce. 5 x 7 inches, $100.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Daily Painting 974 In The Pink, Big pink hibiscus flower

Lovely pink hibiscus, 5 x 7 oil on masonite. Painted with the painting knife, lots of texture.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daily Painting 973 The Ranch Road Out at Adam's Ranch

Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite, lots of nice detail and texture in this one. This was from a photo I took out at Adam's ranch.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Painting 972 SOLD Big Ol' Red Hibiscus Merry Christmas Sale!

SOLD

Its 5 x 7 oil, all painting knife painted. Lots of lovely texture. I don't get stingy with paint.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daily Painting 971 Waiting on the Beach, Indian River Oil Painting


Its 8x 10 oil, $300. This is a painting I did at Art Mundo for a how to paint demonstration. I had a good time, it was a nice audience. Its mostly painting knife, lots of texture.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Painting 970 Beautiful Day at White City Park


Its oil plein air, alla prima. I painted it at the park today, really pretty out. The big white egret was in the bottle brush tree for most of the painting. Little birds were singing in the oak tree that I was sitting under and pooping on my palette. ( I had the painting tipped a bit so it was safe.) Its 8 x 10 inches,
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Daily Painting 969 Palms in the Breeze Plein Air Alla Prima

Its out at the Causeway Park in Fort Pierce. There was the huge thunderhead I just had to paint. Its 8 x 10, oil, mostly painting knife painted.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Broken Computer :o(

I won't be able to post new paintings for awhile. I am on a borrowed computer.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Daily Painting 968 A Small Orange Fish Miniature Watercolor Painting

Its watercolor on Yupo paper, varnished for protection. I felt like painting fish again. Its a miniature painting 3.50 x 2.50, the size of a playing card.
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Monday, November 09, 2009

Daily Painting 967 Miniature Red Hibiscus oil painting

My hand is not included with the painting! :oD Its oil on masonite 2 x 3 inches. Its mostly painting knife, so it has a nice texture.
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Daily Painting 966 Dessert Roses

I have a big dessert rose plant and these are the flowers from it. I should have seeds soon too, the plant has some really big pods. The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,
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Friday, November 06, 2009

Daily Painting 965 Little Yellow Flowers Fantasy Painting

Its oil, on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. I started out with a photo I had taken of some real flowers but I didn't like how it was looking so I started playing with it and came up with this.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Daily Painting 964 Ibis in the Mangroves miniature oil painting

I saw these ibis on a walk on one of the nature trails at the Florida Oceanographic Center. It was a very nice day but super hot out. We saw lots of birds and fish, it was a wonderful day. Its 4 x 6 inches, oil, almost all painting knife. It has lots of nice texture, click it to see all the details and lots bigger than life.
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Daily Painting 963 Rain Clouds Minimulist Painting


Its plein air, alla prima. I was out by the Fort Pierce Inlet and it started to rain so I finished up in a hurry. Nice cool winds. Its oil, 5 x 7,
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Daily Painting 962 By the Inlet, Indian River Plein Air

Its plein air, alla prima. I had a lovely time painting it, it was beautiful out at the Causeway park in Fort Pierce. Nice day, not too hot or cold, perfect!
Its oil, 8 x 10 inches,
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Monday, November 02, 2009

Daily Painting 961 SOLD Striped Yellow Fish

SOLD Another ACEO sized watercolor on Yupo paper. 2.50 x 3.50

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Daily Painting 960 Two Yellow Fish

I am still having fun with Yupo paper, its watercolor, varnished for protection and 2.50 x 3.50 inches, artist's trading card size.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Daily Painting 959 Yellow Head Angelfish Tropical Fish Miniature Watercolor Painting

More of my watercolor experiments, its on Yupo Paper, 2.50 x 3.50. Artists Trading Card size,
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Painting 958 Garden Shed at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Its plein air, alla prima. Not the best photo in the world, I'll try to get a better one tomorrow. I had a lovely time painting it, it was a beautiful day. Still very hot out though.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Something a Little Different

25 Calendars to be raffled off!

This is really true! With each raffle ticket, you have a chance to win a calendar with 12 original, 5 x 7 inch framable works of art. Examples of each artist's work shown above.

This is a fundraiser for Art Mundo.
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These are NOT reproductions. 12 of us artists have made 25 works of art to go into 25 calendars. You have a chance to win one for $10. I will have an oil painting in each of the 25 calendars. If you would like a ticket, email me at Lorartbus@aol.com and I will send you a paypal invoice for $10. When I have your address I will send you the ticket and I will enter your name and address into the drawing for you. Good luck to all!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Daily Painting 957 SOLD Yellow and Orange Fish ACEO ATC

SOLD I have been making a number of these, they are watercolor on Yupo paper, varnished for protection. I needed to take a little rest from painting with oils. Its a miniature painting 3.50 x 2.50, the size of a playing card.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daily Painting 956 Fun at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Its oil, 8 x 10, from life or plein air. I painted it today at lovely Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. I have started our paintouts for the season today, next tuesday morning we will be painting here again. You are welcome to come join us or just watch. It was perfect today, not too hot or cold with a nice breeze.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Daily Painting 955 SOLD Pink Cottage by the River coconut palm royal poinciana

SOLD Its a fantasy painting, I was just playing. It looks like a nice place to live, by the river with a coconut palm and a pretty view of royal poincianas on the other side of the river. Its 5 x 7 inches, oil, lots of texture on masonite.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Daily Painting 954 Cabbage Palm Grove in the Savannas

Its oil, 5 x 7 inches. I love how the water shows behind these palms and I had to paint it.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Daily Painting 953 Roseate Spoonbills Taking Flight Miniature Oil Painting

This is on a vintage playing card that I have gessoed to make it archival. Its tiny with nice texture. Its oil and 2.50 x 3.50 inches. Click on the picture to see it way larger than life.

Daily Painting 953 Roseate Spoonbills Taking Flight Miniature Oil Painting

About This Painting:
Miniature oil painting roseate spoonbills in the savannas

Media: Oil
Size: 2.5 in X 3.5 in (6.4 cm X 8.9 cm)
Price: $200 USD

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