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 SOLD Whispers over the Back Fence

SOLD 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

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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Price: $200 USD