Friday, December 20, 2013

1531 SOLD Visit to House of Refuge Plein Air

 SOLD   
I did this one awhile ago, had to tweak it a bit.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  It started out very stormy, it rained the whole way from Ft. Pierce to the House of Refuge.  It was starting to clear here but there were still storm clouds in the sky.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1530 Live Oak on the Indian River Plein Air, Alla Prima

I had a great time painting today at the old Fort Park with the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.  I had a nice turnout and the weather was perfect.  This old oak is on the river side of the road, I took some liberties with it, there is a total jungle  to the right of the tree in real life.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

1529 SOLD Heathcote Heliconia Plein Air Alla Prima

 SOLD I did this one at Heathcote Botanical gardens a couple of weeks ago, finally getting around to posting it.  The heliconia is the big plant on the left, there is a cracker rose in front of it.  On the right are some honeysuckles, I saw a few  humming birds flying around in them while I was painting.  It was a nice day.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1528 A Walk to the River

This is a hidden little park off 25th Street.  Sweetwater Hammock Preserve.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Monday, December 09, 2013

1527 Hibiscus Jubilee

I got this hibiscus from my neighbor, I had fallen in love with her plant.  This is as far as they open, I love how they look. Malvaviscus arboreus is the scientific name they are also called sleeping hibiscus or turkscaps. We have some other kinds of sleeping hibiscus in our yard that are longer.  The photo of my painting has some glare on the lower right, for some reason I had some trouble taking the picture.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite. 
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Saturday, December 07, 2013

1526 SOLD Ocean Spray by House of Refuge Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I did this yesterday by the House of Refuge.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  The day started out raining but then turned beautiful.  The waves were crashing on the rocks with lots of spray. 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

1525 SOLD Lonesome Beauty Pink Water Lily Painting

SOLD  This was inspired by a visit to White City Park, I can't get enough of the beautiful water lilies that bloom there. This was painted almost totally with the painting knife and is rich with texture.

 The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

1524 Wind in the Oaks Plein Air Alla Prima

The wind was getting strong when I did this one, that is Spanish moss growing from the oak branches.  The Florida holly has its berries now and is very pretty.

The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1523 SOLD Tropical Blue Bamboo Plein Air Alla Prima


 SOLD I painted this today at the Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the Gloria Moore Memorial garden.  It was perfect today, not too hot or cold.  They are having a nice plant sale this weekend, I took a look at some of the plants they are selling, lots of lovely bromileads and other cool plants. 
 I took a few liberties with the plant positions, in real life there is a nice screw palm that I have painted before.  Its right in front of the bamboo.  I was enjoying doing the in and out lights and darks of the bamboo that  I didn't want to cover my work with another big plant. 




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1522 Windy Day in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Very nice and breezy day, the Florida Hollies are full of bright red berries. I painted this at the Savannas Recreational area, it looks so cool right now, lots of tiny wild flowers in the grass.   The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1521 Secret Pond in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one today out in the Savannas Recreational Area.  It was beautiful out and not too hot or cold.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

1520 Water Lily Heaven Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this one last week it was another beautiful morning at White City Park.  If you can get there in the morning, the water lilies are spectacular.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1519 Early Morning Water Lilies Plein Air

 This one is from last week mostly, brought it back to the park today.  I tweaked a couple of things.  There are some photos below from today, you can see how many lilies there are, this is the time of year to see them!  These were taken around 8:30 this morning. I would like to paint them some time.

The egret in the painting was there in that spot last week, he posed very nicely.  This week there were some white ibis there.

Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1518 SOLD Pink Blossoms

SOLD This is a fantasy painting, I was just playing.  There is this tree at Heathcote botanical gardens that sort of looks like this, has small pink flowers and  gnarly looking trunk and branches.  It was loosely based on that tree.     Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  This painting is sold but if you would like a similar one I would be happy to paint one for you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1517 Early Morning Water Lilies Plein Air Alla Prima

I started up the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast for the season today, at White City Park.  It was beautiful out, these pink lilies were all over in the center pond.  Saw some ibis and egrets.  I had a lot of fun painting with Jani-Lori and Marcie Brennan.

The painting is 10 by 8 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

1516 Misty Morning Flamboyant Royal Poinciana

I painted this one awhile ago without the bird.  I do that often, birds are easier to paint on a dry painting.  I am relaxed because I know if I mess up the bird it is only the bird and not the background that has to be fixed.  So when I paint them on a dry panel, they usually go on fine the first time.

The trouble comes in when I have these paintings that are sitting around waiting for their birds to fly in and they don't get posted on my blog.

Its 10 x 8 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

1515 Wind Rising over the Indian River

I did this as a demo for the St. Lucie County Art Association.  They were a real nice group and I had a good time.  They didn't ask any questions that were too hard to answer.  Well, I am not sure what year I started using a painting knife.

The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

1514 Lazy Day on the Indian River

I did this one awhile back, put it aside because I wanted to add the birds.  The plants to the left of the coconut palm are a succulent with red flowers.  They spread from many tiny plant-lets on each leaf so some people call them Mother of Thousands.  I have several different varieties in my yard, they tend to take over.  I don't mind I like them.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

1513 Sleepy Time on the River

Dusk on the Indian River.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. 
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Friday, August 23, 2013

1512 The Tide is coming in Impasto Oil Painting

Nice day for a boat ride or just some wading in the shallows.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

1511 SOLD Water Lily Garden

SOLD  I had a good time painting this one, its got lots of nice textures and reflections.

The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Daily Painting SOLD 263 Revisited Royal Poinciana at Heathcote

SOLD  This was done from life back in June of 2007.   I was looking through some of my old paintings and thought this one needed some tweaking, needed some more blooms.  So here it is again.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

1510 SOLD Water Lily Dream

SOLD  I got my inspiration from a nice day at White City Park.  The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  Very thick impasto, cool textures. 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

1509 Coral Paradise Undersea Painting

This one is oil on archival mat board.  Its 6.50 inches by 7.50. 
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

1508 No Pie for the Writer's Group Undersea Oil Painting of Fish

This is one of those paintings where I start with a background and then find what I want to paint in it.  Its fun, I saw the one fish and then more and more started showing up.  I painted the green fish first and the brown fish hanging onto the coral was the last one to show up to the party.

The painting is 10 x 7.75 inches on archival mat-board.
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Monday, August 05, 2013

1507 Banyon Bay

Its been awhile since I posted, I am going to try to catch up now.  It has been very hot and muggy and rainy, I have been staying in the air conditioning a lot.  I tried taking some photos at different times and my camera instantly gets steamed up. Today it was bright enough so I could take a photo inside.

The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

1506 View from Under the Bridge

I did this one quite awhile ago, its 11 x 14, oil on masonite.  It was a plein air, and I pretty much painted what I saw.  The water was brown and there weren't very many plants around.  It was just the buildings mostly.  So I tweaked it a lot.  I like it much better now. 

Saturday, July 06, 2013

1505 SOLD The Poinciana at Heathcote


SOLD  This one is the poinciana tree at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. 

Friday, July 05, 2013

1504 SOLD Indian River Poinciana

SOLD  8 x 10 commissioned oil painting of my poinciana tree.

Monday, May 27, 2013

1503 Moonlit Paradise

This is sort of a memory painting, my grandparents lived on a bay something like this on the Indian River.  It 8 x 10, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

1502 Back Country Barn

This is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  I painted a painting of this barn awhile ago, it was larger.  I liked how the barn looked and wanted to do it again.  There is lots of texture in this, its mostly with the painting knife, very little brush work. 
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sold Sunflower Oil Painting

SOLD  I did this awhile ago, never posted it, its oil on masonite.  I have been trying to tidy up my picture files and came across it.  :o)

Friday, May 24, 2013

1501 Bend in the St. Lucie River

This is from the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.  There is usually a gator under those trees to the right.  Most people can't see them, they look like an old log or tire.  I'll let the viewer decide if I put one in or not.   Lots of nice texture in this painting.  The painting is 8 x 10 oil on masonite. 
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Monday, May 13, 2013

1500 Palm Glade


 I'll have to get a better photo, I think the painting looks much better in person.  The textures are really nice on this one.

Its oil on masonite  12 x 16 inches. 
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Thursday, May 09, 2013

1499 Indian River Breezes Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one at the same place as the last painting, different angle and left out the tall palm.  It was getting very windy.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, May 06, 2013

1498 Odd Man Out Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this by the Indian River.  The odd man out is the Washingtonian palm, the others are sabal or cabbage palms. The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

1497 The Pink House on 2nd Street

 I haven't been posting lately, I haven't been feeling too great, the arthritis-lupus combo flared up and did a number on my energy and mood.  I am feeling a bit better, going to try and get back in gear.

 This was done back in April on the 20th.  And the 26th of April too.  If you closely at the bottom picture, you can see the water all over it, it got rained on.  So I wasn't quite finished.
You can click on the photos to see them better.    The top one is the finished one, I tweaked it a bit.

Its pretty much still a plein air but can't call it alla prima any more.  

Its oil on masonite,  8 x 10 inches. 
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

1496 By the North Fork Boat Ramp Plein Air Alla Prima oil painting


I did this as the first painting of the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout, they let us paint where ever we wanted to.  I went here to White City park, its nice and shady and cool.  I have painted this scene before, its a place that is close to my heart, my dad and I would put our outboard motor boat in the water here and go boating in the St. Lucie river.  We would always see turtles and usually alligators as well. There is one I saw this trip, he was across the river from me, his nose is under the water.  I think this is a pretty big one.

The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

1495 SOLD Blue Bungalow

Its sold, I did this during the Main street Paintout, Souvenirs of Downtown Ft. Pierce.  I did a bit more tweaking didn't get the final painting photographed.  Its a 11 x 14 inches.  I had a lot of fun painting it, Eric Hasert a reporter from TCPalm took my picture.

 


Thursday, April 11, 2013

1494 SOLD Jungle Moon

SOLD I felt like painting the moon so here it is.  Its 12 x 16 oil on masonite,

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

1493 Herbs at Heathcote Plein Air Alla Prima

This is in the herb garden at Heathcote Botanical gardens.  I painted it a couple of weeks ago and just now got around to posting, my non-painting side of life has been getting in the way lately.

Last night's disaster was the hot water heater decided to start leaking.  I am not sure how long it was leaking because the heater is in the garage.  There was a half inch of water in most of the garage.  I was up till midnight last night swabbing out water and most of today moving things around in there.  I got sticky-sweaty and have a nice cold shower to look forward to tonight.  Good news is they are supposed to instal a new one tomorrow.  More good news is nothing that got wet mattered or at least what I have found did.  I also got rid of a bunch of junk.  More of that tomorrow too.

Back to the painting, it was one of those days where you start out with lots of layers and then start peeling them off.  I think it would have been better to paint today and clean the garage that day.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Friday, April 05, 2013

1492 SOLD In Memory of Gloria Moore Plein Air at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

SOLD  I painted this on Tuesday at the gardens, this is a new garden area, it was built in honor of one of the founders of Heathcote Gardens, Gloria Moore.  The flowers on the right are pentas, Mrs. Moore's favorite flowers.  I love the new area, it has some of the plants from the old rainforest garden and lots of interesting new ones.  I am planning on painting there again.  Its 11 x 14 oil on masonite.

Monday, April 01, 2013

My painting got in the Focus Magazine!


I can't wait for their paintout this year, I always have a good time.   I just sold the painting a month or so ago. 




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

1491 Florida Garden Plein Air at Hackberry Hammock

I did this the other day at the Art Mundo sponsored paintout at Hackberry Hammock.  Its a perfect place to paint with lovely scenery.  The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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