Florida Plein Air oil paintings,
stormy landscapes, hurricanes,
Love the lavender of the morning glories and how you've repeated it in the sky. A wonderful sense of distance in this one too. Sigh...beautiful!
Thanks so much Sherry!
I like this one too, Lori! And this got me thinking, since this is a small painting, that the skill is really when the painting creates such a wide space. Like these trees, they look as if they are really way above our heads in a small painting. That's what I felt about Salvador Dali's paintings, the way he put the objects on a small space made the space look/feel enormous!
Thanks much Fatima. When I saw the trees I was impressed with how tall they were, I wanted to catch that in my painting. They must be very old.
Yes, I do wonder how old palm trees live. When we moved here, there were already plenty of coconut trees. Certainly these are over 50 years. Our friend Pennie says that coconuts can live up to a hundred years - but not the dwarf variety, which can only live for less than 50.
I was told by a person that came to our house that some of the palms in my front yard were over a 1000 years old. I have my doubts about that, I am sure they are over 100 though. I have seen old photos of the place that are over 60 years old and the palms are in the photo. The palms in the painting are three times the height of mine.
1000 years??? Come on! LOL! :) I haven't seen any other tall palm trees here only the coconuts are amazingly tall. There's one early 20th century painting I saw with someone using a very very long stick (probably bamboo) to pick the coconuts. It looks so astonishingly high, that I felt a bit dizzy. No joke! And it was such a small painting ...I also notice that the tallest coconut trees here are near rivers and lakes ...Height is a really cool thing to explore in small paintings!
Yes I found it very hard to believe too! These are cabbage or sabal palms and then there are some really tall ones, washingtonian palms. http://lorisart.blogspot.com/2008/05/daily-painting-579-washingtonian-palms.htmlThere is a link to a painting with them in it.
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