Thursday, December 31, 2015

1633 Plein Air Alla Prima at George E. LeStrange Preserve


I did this painting today
at George E. LeStrange Preserve. Oil on masonite and 8 x 10 inches. Last painting of the year! Happy New Year everyone!
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

1632 SOLD Silk Floss Tree at the Causeway Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  Went painting here today with an old friend, we had lots of fun catching up!  Weather was funny, I thought we were going to get rained out, it was totally cloudy and drizzly when I left home.  Then it cleared up nice and the sun came out.  It started getting cloudy with misty rain and wind and we decided to pack up.   I did some heavy editing of the scene, left out building, fence and lots of bushes and palm trees. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.

Friday, December 11, 2015

1631 Bamboo at the Richard E. Becker Preserve Plein Air

Last week I saw this grove of bamboo, this is just a small corner.  I wanted to paint it so yesterday I did.  Much better weather yesterday, not too hot and some blue skies.  I had a lot of trouble picking the view to paint, there are about 10 other nice views in the same place!  I just need to turn a little ways and there is a possible painting.

Interesting facts about bamboo, its the tallest grass on earth and fastest growing plant in the world.
Bamboo can be used as a building material and young shoots are edible. Bamboo is more difficult to compress than brick, wood or concrete.  It is harder to pull apart than steel.  It rots a lot slower than many other woods.  I have read that it is about 35% more efficient at converting carbon dioxide into oxygen than most other trees.  I think we should grow more bamboo!

I heard its invasive.  Maybe if the conditions are just right.  My dad planted two clumps of bamboo some 50 years ago.  I was a small child.  There are still two clumps, there are more stalks but its hardly taking over.

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

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

1630 Richard E. Becker Preserve Plein Air Alla Prima

I found a new place to paint, its one of the county's newest preserves, Richard E. Becker Preserve - 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce . There are lots of nice views, it rained the whole time we were there but there was a nice gazebo to keep us dry. I changed the weather in the painting, the real sky was grey and the water was like lentil soup brown. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, December 04, 2015

1629 SOLD Seahorse

SOLD         Was a commissioned painting, oil on archival mat board 5 x 7 inches.