Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daily Painting 1367 A Calming View

I did this one last week, loosely based on a photo I had taken at Pepper Park. I "grew" the palm tree up a bit and removed some bushes that were in the way of the ocean. The rest is as it was, the sea grapes are beautifully colored right now. To purchase you can just click the yellow paypal button below. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1366 Windswept Skies Pepper Park view

I did this one at the open studio at Art Mundo last night, it was lots of fun painting with everyone. I worked from a photo I took from one of the boardwalks at Pepper Park on Tuesday. I loved all the colors, the seagrapes look so pretty now. The paint is nice and thick on this one, I enjoyed piling it on. The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. $100.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daily Painting 1365 Seagrape Splendor Plein air Alla Prima at Pepper Park

I painted this today at Pepper Park. This is on the Indian River side of the park. I started walking around on the ocean side, it was beautiful and I saw a lot of nice scenes to paint but it was very bright out with no shade where I would have to be.
I did some editing of the scene, in real life there is a dark black asphalt drive where the sandy trail is. I also left out the trash can and dock. The sea grapes are gorgeous right now, bright red and orange, each leaf is a work of art if you zoom your sight in. It feels so much like fall now, our hickory trees are golden and there are red Virginia creeper vines all over.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Daily Painting 1364 Sailing the Indian River

I had fun painting this, it has lots of nice, thick textures. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Painting 1363 SOLD The Bismark Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

SOLD I painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. I have painted this palm before, it has grown a lot taller since I have been painting it. The fronds have changed colors too, when it was young they were a silvery gray. I took some liberties with the background, there are some white walls I didn't care for so I got rid of them. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. No brush used at all, its all the pallet knife and some blending with my fingers.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1362 Sheltered Bay Indian River Lagoon

It was hard for me to get painting today, I wasn't feeling too inspired. I cut up an old T-shirt for paint rags and looked through my sketch book. I had a sketch that was sort of like this scene and started painting it. It was hard to stop once I got started. There is some glare on the right, I got busy and couldn't get a photo till tonight.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daily Painting 1361 Pelican Pair on the Indian River



This one took a bit longer than usual, I had started the painting and ran out of time, thought I just needed to tweak one of the beaks. I picked it back up today and 40 minutes more of more tweaking than just the beak I feel it is finished. Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. I used one of my son's photos to paint from, his photo blog is here: http://garysphotog.blogspot.com/
Below is a crop of the painting so you can see the details better. To see even better, click the picture.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Painting 1360 Night Blooming Cereus miniature oil painting

This is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite. I started this painting months ago, it got put aside and I finally finished it. $100.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1359 Winter in Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Perfect day today, the main difficulty I had was there is so much to choose from to paint! Those are impatiens in the flower pot and some kind of begonia with huge leaves next to it. In the back is the bauhinia orchid tree which is in bloom too. The bright pink plant is a dracaena.

The painting is in oil, nice thick texture. Its 8 x 10 inches,
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Monday, January 09, 2012

Daily Painting 1108 Sandhill Crane Family

Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite, this family of cranes were in the Savannas. The middle bird is young, his top feathers are still fluff and have not turned red yet.
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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Daily Painting 712 Savanna Water Lily

This is one I did awhile ago, tweaked it a bit. I have been going through some of my paintings lately. This is a native water lily at the Savannas its growing wild there. Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,
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Friday, January 06, 2012

Daily Painting 1358 Diving for Dinner Pelican Oil Painting



This is a painting I did from one of my son's photos, he takes really nice ones. Here is a link to his blog:
http://garysphotog.blogspot.com/
The pelicans were diving into the Indian River. Click on the picture to see it larger. The painting is 8 x 10 inches,
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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Daily Painting 1357 Oaks at Old Fort Pierce Plein Air Alla Prima

Here are some more of the live oaks at the old fort park. I love painting their squiggly branches, they go in every direction to reach the sunlight. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Daily Painting 1356 Indian River Live Oaks Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this at the site of the original old fort that Fort Pierce is named after. There is a little park there on Indian River Drive and its a nice place to paint. Someday before I get too old and decrepit I have to work out a small plein air set up so I can climb down the river bank and paint from there, its really pretty down at the shore. The painting is oil on masonite, 12 x 16 inches,
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Daily Painting 1355 Fishing on the Saint Lucie River

I saw these girls fishing and thought they would make a nice painting. Its 6 x 8 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, January 02, 2012

Daily Painting 1354 Plein Air Pair

I painted this from a photo I took of fellow artists Julie Lounibos and Sherry Horton while they were painting in the garden at Hackberry Hammock. I painted it awhile ago and never got around to posting it. The painting is 6 x 8 inches, oil on canvas.
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