Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daily Painting 1469 SOLD Lake Tozour Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  I painted this today by Lake Tozour, I had to paint very fast, it looked like rain and I finished at 11.  Got there around 9:30.  On the way home it started to rain so I was glad I finished it up all right.  Those are cypress trees.  There are lots of birds here, its a lovely place to paint.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  To purchase simply click the Paypal button

Monday, December 10, 2012

Center Bank Show

I hung another show today at Center State Bank, located in front of the old Orange Blossom Mall in Fort Pierce on Okeechobee road.  There are around 15 of my paintings there for the next couple of months.  This is one of my paintings there.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

 I will be showing on The Edge wall at Art Mundo this month!  You are all welcome to come see my  "4 Million Strokes and Counting" show in the Underground section of Art Mundo. 

Reception is Wednesday, the 12th.  5 to 8 pm.


Exhibit Dates: Through January 3, 2013 
111 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL

Art Mundo also has their Christmas party on Wednesday and you can see the "Brush with Nature" show upstairs.  There will be nice things to eat too.  :-)


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Daily Painting 1468 Indrio Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Finally got out and painted, very fast little 5 x 7 inch oil painting on masonite.  It started to rain when I finished. Pretty day, rained just enough to make me pack up.  Did some exploring, found a nice new place to paint.  Saw some eagles, ducks, sandhill cranes, ibis and herons. 
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Daily Painting 1467 Grassy Fields

Its 8 x 10 oil on masonite, I had a lot of fun playing with the textures in this one. 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daily Painting 1466 Old Country Homestead

Its oil on masonite 5 x 7 inches.  Lots of texture, I mostly used a painting knife.  To purchase, just click the Paypal button below. 

A nice comment I received on this painting:

" Now this has to be one of the finest places to live I've seen in Florida! Look at that gorgeous field, and if I'm not mistaken, close to water too! Perfection. Makes me want to paint and fix up the homestead. A most lovely piece and I immediately loved the texture you've added."

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Daily Painting 1465 Paradise Found alla prima

I had some paint left over on my palette from another painting and hated to throw them away so I made a soft background on a blank panel.  It has sat for awhile and I took it out every so often to see if I would get some inspiration. I could see some palm trees wanting to come out of the mist so I brought them out, saw some more plants and here it is.  I hardly used my painting knife at all, there is very little texture in this one.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1464 Sentinel Palm

I have been holding this one back, wasn't  sure if it was finished or not.  I did it awhile ago.   Its oil on masonite 12 x 13.50 inches.  To purchase, just click the Paypal button below. 



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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Daily Painting 1463 Approaching Storm

I went out to paint when the edge of Sandy was going by, it was just windy.  Had a nice walk on the beach too.
 I like to start off with a fast sketch before I do the painting to warm up and catch any compositional problems.  The wind was blowing strong and it looked like rain so I parked under a pavilion at Fredrick Douglas park on the beach.  I got my sketch finished and the rain started coming down, well not down really more like across, it was blowing pretty horizontal.  Got soaked on the way to the car which was about 20 feet away.
Last night I pulled out my sketch and made the painting below from it, its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  To purchase, just click the Paypal button below. 





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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Daily Painting 1462 The Old Bay Tree Plein air Alla Prima



I painted this yesterday its an old bay tree that has been through a lot of hurricanes.  It got blown down in one and the new branches are growing up from the main trunks like little trees.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  To purchase, just click the Paypal button below. 


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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Painting at the Old Fort Park SOLD Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  I went painting today.  Went to the Old Fort Park in Ft. Pierce to paint, it was beautiful out.  The painting below wasn't done today though, it was done back in May, there was the annual Souvenirs of Downtown paintout and for some reason I never got around to posting this painting.  I think I did the painting and was tired out, dropped it off at the show and that was that. 
I wanted to post it because the palm tree was blown down in Sandy.  My painting shows it still standing and then I took a photo of it today.   It is still alive and may survive, I know they sometimes do.

Update at October 19th,2014,  the big palm is no more, I checked out the park on a scouting trip for places to paint.  They are doing some work there, put in a new pipe and there is a big track hoe  down on the bank there.  I am hoping to paint there later this season, they have been doing lots of work there. 



The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1461 SOLD Fall in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD
I was painting here this morning, nice day and breeze, not too warm.  The trees are Florida hollies, they are full of red berries and bright green and golden leaves. We saw some alligators today and lots of nice birds.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Daily Painting 1460 Lonely Hideaway Miniature painting

Fantasy painting out of my head of a little cottage out in the woods.  Its oil on masonite 4 x 6 inches miniature painting.

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 A nice comment on my painting:
"Just such a cottage is my number one dream way to live. In the woods is key to the dream. I'm amused at the difference between the woods in Florida and the woods up here. LOL A beauty of a small piece, Lori"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1459 High Water plein air alla prima

Its been a rainy summer and the water going through the park is much higher than normal.  I did the painting on site.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Daily Painting 1458 SOLD Savannah's Recreational Area Bridge

SOLD Really pretty day today, saw and heard lots of birds.  The little fall warblers are here.  The water was very high from all the rains.  The painting is oil on masonite, plein air, alla prima.  $200.

A nice comment on this painting:

" A lovely painting all the way around. I am so seeing an alligator floating along in that water in my mind too. Believe it or not, I found myself mesmerized by the way you've handled the sand and the grasses in the foreground. A perfect rendering of reality."



Hawk Photo NODP

I went to the Savannas Recreational area today to paint and walked around and we saw this.  The hawk flapped his wings and jumped up and the squirrel got away.  I don't think the hawk was very hungry!


Monday, October 08, 2012

Daily Painting 1457 Pink Petticoat Hibiscus

Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.  This will be all of the hibiscus series for awhile, I am going out to paint in the Savannas tomorrow.  :o) 

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A nice comment I received:

 Oh so pretty! I love the pale pink and orange next to each other. And I had to go back and figure out what sounded so good in the guava post. Guava bread. I cannot even imagine but boy! It sure sounds yummy.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Daily Painting 1456 Bright Red Hibiscus

You may have wondered what is with all the hibiscus I have been painting lately.  I am getting ready for a show at  Art Mundo, I have the "Edge" wall reserved for December.  I thought a bunch of nice hibiscus and maybe some other flowers would be nice for Christmas.  I'll probably have some other paintings there too.
Of course if anyone wants to get one before the show just click on the yellow paypal button.  :o)

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Daily Painting 1455 Dancing Hibiscus

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Daily Painting 1454 SOLD Golden Guavas Alla Prima

 SOLD  I painted these from life, they are from my guava tree in the back yard.  The thing has gone crazy this year with the wet summer we have had, it has dozens of guavas.  I am the only one in my family who likes them, I have about gotten to my point of saturation.  I have been eating fresh off the tree, I made guava bread, guava smoothie, guava cobbler, and gave a bunch away.  I figure next I'll try freezing some.

The painting is all done with the painting knife and is oil, 8 x 10 inches on masonite.


A nice comment I received:
"Oh look at the gorgeous greens!! I am thinking that the guava cobbler and ... one of the other things you mentioned (can't remember and post isn't above the comment box for me to see) sounds delicious!! I love the almost tropical feel of this piece without going too far with it. Definitely Floridian!"

Monday, October 01, 2012

Daily Painting 1453 Raggedy Hibiscus

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite, $100.

Daily Painting 1453 Raggedy Hibiscus
About This Painting:
Florida Oil Painting of bright red fringed hibiscus
Media: inches, oil on masonite
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Daily Painting 1452 Blushing Hibiscus

I was trying to get a light and airy, translucent feel to the petals of the flower.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1451 Frilly Hibiscus

These are growing in our yard, I was looking at this one and I loved how the petals were arranged so I painted it.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daily Painting 1450 Beach Morning Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this one at the beach yesterday.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $200.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Painting 1449 SOLD Plein Air at South Beach

SOLD  Hot off the easel today at the beach!  Nice day today, not too warm.  Those are sea grape plants on the right, the orange leaves are the new leaves, it does kind of look like fall.  We saw a rabbit in the sea oats so I put him into the painting too. :o)

The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily Painting 1448 Scheffleras in Bloom

These huge scheffleras are growing in the back yard, they are also know as umbrella plants. The scheffleras have grown so large they are taller  than some of the palm trees.  They are around 30 or 40 feet tall.
 They are usually seen as a tiny plant in a dish garden. I painted this from life awhile ago, 2003 I think.  There were some things I didn't care for in the painting so I tweaked it a bit and here it is again.  Its 11 x 14 inches,
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daily Painting 1447 SOLD Windy Flight Miniature Oil Painting

SOLD Its oil on masonite, 4 x 6 inches.  I started out painting the picture as a calm day but I thought it didn't look interesting enough to me so I added some breeze to the painting. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Daily Painting 1446 SOLD Water Lily Extravaganza

SOLD This painting is from the pond in the middle of White City park off Midway road.  It was a  plein air I did a number of years ago, there were a few things I didn't care for so I changed things around a bit. The painting is 11 x 14, oil on masonite.

Does anyone know what kind of palms those are?  They grow like I have them, all from a center root clump, with orange flowers.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Daily Painting 1445 SOLD At the Flats

SOLD  Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.  I would love to get in that boat about now and take a ride! 


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Daily Painting 1444 Pink Paradise

I have been going through some of my old paintings, this was a plein air  from spring 2004.  There was a building on the painting that I didn't like so I scrapped and sanded it off and re-painted parts of the painting.  I like it much better now!  Its 8 x 10 oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daily Painting 1443 Life in the Savannas Miniature oil painting

 I mainly used my painting knife on this one, it has lots of nice textures.

I just was asked the difference between a palette knife and a painting knife.  The palette knife has a wider and longer blade, its used to clean off a palette and to mix paint.  A painting knife can be lots of different shapes, its used to paint with.  You can paint with a palette knife and clean with a painting knife though.
 People ask me fairly often if I used my palette to paint with.  No.  That would be hard.  I guess you could use it as sort of  a shovel to paint a very large painting.  I would never tell somebody they can't paint a certain way.

The painting is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Painting 1442 Shady Harbor


 This painting sort of painted itself, I started out painting something else and then I saw the trees in the background coming out and I liked how they were looking.  It was reminding me of the St. Lucie river, my dad and I used to go boating there a lot when I was growing up.  We had a 14 foot long Lone Star aluminum boat that looked a lot like the boat in the painting. 

We would set in at White City park and explore the river, looking for alligators and turtles.  There were some sandy spots we could put in and then explore on foot, it was a lot of fun.

The painting is 5 x 7 inches,  oil on masonite.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1440 Beach Dreams Indian River Oil Painting

This is the view down on the river bank, the flowers are from the mother of thousands plants.  There are sea grapes behind them.    I enjoyed painting this, it was one of those paintings that gave me no troubles, just sort of fell together.

I have had a number of people asking me lately if I do commissions, I am happy to, its nice sometimes for me to have the decision of what to paint taken away from me. 

Also in the fall, when the weather is cooler,  I will be looking for some new places to paint in the Fort Pierce area, I need some new inspirations.  Either for just myself or for my painting group; The Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.  If you have a pretty yard, I would love to paint there!  To purchase just press the little Paypal button below. 

 The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Daily Painting 1439 Red Hot Ixoras Tropical Flower oil Painting

Its oil on masonite, 12 x 16 inches.  I didn't have an idea of what to paint today, I have been watching a schefflera flower so I went outside for a closer look and on the way back in saw my ixoras so I decided to paint them instead.  Its almost all knife and has really nice textures.

I guess I'll do the schefflera another day. 
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Daily Painting 1438 Paradise of Birds

The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  I used mainly a brush but there is some palette knife work, its not as textured as most of my paintings.  I have four days of work in it, I kept seeing things I wanted to change.  I am finally happy with it.
Our bird of paradise flowers in our yard are blooming right now so we picked some and brought them into the house and I worked from them. Its been a great year for my plants, I have had more blooms on them than ever, lots of rain this year made them happy. 
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1437 SOLD Misty Marsh Creek white bird painting

SOLD  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  I would like to go kayaking here!  Its a lot like places I have gone, out in the savannas.  Too hot for me this time of year, it was 98 degrees today.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Daily Painting 1436 SOLD Savanna Moonrise

SOLD Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.  I had a good time with this one, I both paintbrush and palette knife on it. 

Friday, July 06, 2012

Daily Painting 1435 Jungle Cruise Old boat oil painting

Sometimes I day dream about selling the house and buying a big boat and cruising where the mood takes me.  Goes right along with the daydream about getting a motor home.  I need a vacation, somewhere cool, it was 95 degrees today and humid.  This looks like a nice place to go.

Its 12 x 13.50 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Daily Painting 1434 Whispers over the Back Fence

Its 8 x 10 inches oil on archival mat board.  My mind is totally shot.  I cannot think up a name, asked my husband if he had an idea.  No.  His mind is not working either.   I suggested "A Fine Kettle of Fish"  He did not like that,
 "No kettle!"  he says.
 "Well no" I say, "I just feel like I am in a fine kettle of fish at the moment."  They do look to cute to eat and are very small.

My next thought is "A Finny Adventure"

Anybody out there want to give it a try?

 My painting has a name!  Its "Whispers over the Back Fence"
From Helen Zapata



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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Daily Painting 1433 Evening Light Orchid Painting

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  This is one I started awhile ago, tweaked it, liked it better. Put it away to dry and some months went by.   Looked at it again this afternoon, tweaked it again.  I think this is it.  It has lots of textures.  
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Monday, July 02, 2012

Daily Painting 1432 Ripe for the Picking! Florida Orange tree oil painting

I had this photo I took of an orange tree, it was pretty uninspiring, the printer is running out of ink for one thing so I made the photo black and white.  I was looking through a magazine, saw someone's painting of some arum lilies, I loved the colors in their painting!

So I tried matching up their colors to my painting and this was the result.  I had fun, hadn't done that before.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Daily Painting 1431 Tall Palms in the Morning

These palms are growing near Immokolee, and there were lavender morning glories growing underneath them.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daily Painting 1430 Wednesday's Winds Tropical Storm Debby

I took some photos of the outer band winds of tropical storm Debby on Tuesday but I painted this last night on Wednesday and one of my friends suggested the title.   I enjoyed the storm, we didn't have any damage and there was just enough wind to be interesting and not scary. The painting is 12 x 16 oil on masonite, lots of nice texture. This is a view of the Indian River, the opposite shore is covered by the approaching rain.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1429 Shallow Reflections

This is another painting I came back to, I added the bird.  Its of Bear Point a nice park on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce.  There is a super fishing dock and a tall viewing platform where you can look for birds from.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Daily Painting 1428 Settling in for the Night White bird oil painting

I had started this awhile ago, thought it needed the birds so let the painting dry and added them in. Its got lots of nice textures.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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