Saturday, December 31, 2016

1675 Causeway House, Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one from life at the South Causeway Park here in Fort Pierce.  Awhile ago, just now got around to posting it.  I remember it was a cloudy day and I rushed a bit as it was starting to rain.

Happy New Year Everyone! 

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

1674 Meandering Backwaters plein air alla prima

 I painted this today at Richard E. Becker Preserve. Its on Ten Mile Creek, part of the headwaters of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.  So I kind of messed up with the title of the painting, should have been Meandering Headwaters.  But I like the Backwaters idea better, it feels like you are going back in time at the preserve, lots of tannin in the water, mesmerizing shadows and swirls just under the surface.  I saw one shadowy swirl in the water, looked like a monitor lizard, one of my friends thought it was an alligator.  But it wasn't dark, was light brown, had four legs, tail and head.  So I get up to see and its just a swirl, no animal at all.  I had lots of fun as always. 

8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

1673 SOLD Lazy Palms Plein air


SOLD  I did this one out at White City Park awhile ago.  This egret was there and lots of ibis and other kinds of egrets.  The palms were knocked down by a hurricane, used to be three of them.  They lay flat and then the growing parts grow towards the sun and get the interesting curves.  Really not lazy at all but I thought it was a good title.  8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

1672 Out at the Inlet Plein Air Alla Prima


This is from a few weeks ago out at the Inlet State park.  Its at the west end.  Nice day except for all the sand flies, luckily I was able to bum some bug spray off one of my painting friends.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

1671 Savanna Oaks Plein Air

Did this one around Dec. 1st out at the Savanna Recreational Area.  I did some heavy editing of the scene, there are a lot more oaks there.  I was at one of the picnic tables by the canal.  Nice day, saw lots of birds and some baby alligators.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

1670 Florida Holly in the Savannas Plein Air



Did this one awhile ago, just now got around to posting it.  Its out at the Savannas recreational area here in Fort Pierce.  If you go over the bridge there, there are some nice ponds with water lilies and the holly trees growing here and there.

Happy Holidays everyone! 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Friday, December 23, 2016

1669 Peaceful day at the Park. Plein Air alla Prima




I did this at George La Strange park last week, didn't get around to posting it.
There are some more of the  American coots, there seems to be a flock of them living there, I have seen them the last few times I have painted there.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  Lots of nice juicy textures.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

1668 The Sun Came Out! Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this today at George La Strange park, it started out all grey and drizzly but then the sun came out right about when I was dithering about what to do about the shadows.  The trail goes all around the little lake, sometime I hope to have time to hike all around it.

The birds are American coots, they were fun to listen to, they make lots of weird sounds.  

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  Lots of nice juicy textures.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

1667 Take the Water or the Road Plein Air Alla Prima Savannas Recreational Area

 We went out to the Savannas Recreational area, off Midway road.  This is looking back towards Midway, beautiful perfect day.  Lots of nice birds saw a new one to me, limpkin had to look it up.  It had an interesting call.  Photo below.  Lots of pretty little wild flowers in the grass.
This is from Thursday, just now got around to posting it.  Still been cleaning up after the hurricane, haven't had much energy. The clean up is slowly getting done. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, November 03, 2016

1666 Water Lilies Bloom Plein Air Alla Prima White City Park

Painted this today at White City park, I had a bad night and didn't want to go, wanted to sleep in.  I was glad I did, it was nice out and I had a good time.  It started out gray and drizzly and then the sun came out, it was beautiful.  Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. Lots of nice juicy textures. 
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

1665 Wind on the River

This is a studio painting I did last week, its from some photos I took of the Saint Lucie River.  Its 8 x 10 inches oil on masonite.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

1664 Windy Day on the Indian River Plein Air Alla Prima

Nice breezy day at the Old Fort Park, I looked towards the North and left out the condos that were there across the river.  It felt good to get out, my husband was in the hospital all last week, he is almost all better now thank goodness.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Hungry Matthew Hurricane sketch

Its 5.50 x 7.75 inches, Sharpie on paper.  Its really on white paper but its real cloudy out. For the Inktober challenge, fourth day, prompt was "Hungry."  #inktober #inktober2016

Didn't have the energy to do a better drawing, been moving plants inside so they don't get blown away or become missiles.  I hope it misses us!  

Monday, October 03, 2016

Shell Collecting Ink drawing

Its 5.50 x 7.75 inches, Sharpie on paper.  Its really on white paper but its real cloudy out. For the Inktober challenge, third day, prompt was "collect."  #inktober #inktober2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Peacock Ink Drawing

Its 5.50 x 7.75 inches, Sharpie on paper.  For the Inktober challenge, 2nd day, prompt was "Noise."  #inktober #inktober2016

Saturday, October 01, 2016

1663 SOLD Monarch Butterfly on the Amaranth

SOLD !  I have been painting this for a few days now.  I grew some milkweed and then watched this one grow from egg into caterpillar and finally into butterfly.  The cocoon was on a branch that got broken so I brought the branch into the house and when the butterfly came out I put it on the globe amaranth flowers.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $250.

I have also entered this years Inktober for the first time.  Here is the first one, its my dog Scouty.
They have prompts and the first prompt is "Fast."  I used a Sharpie pen. #inktober #inktober2016


Saturday, September 17, 2016

1662 Old Fort Pierce Rail Road Station

I took a photo of this last spring and finally got around to painting it.  This is at Causeway park, its the historical museum.  I left out the museum signs.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

1661 SOLD Ibis and Water Lilies

SOLD  This is from out at White City Park, every time I go there I see lots of ibis.  I love how they look, they have baby blue eyes and the curved red beaks.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,

Thursday, September 08, 2016

1660 Sunshine Stroll

One of my friends posted a photo from her trip, I loved it and she said I could paint it.  So here it is. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas mounted on masonite.
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Here is the original photo.   I took some liberties! 


Friday, September 02, 2016

1659 "Ready for Tea" Sunny Garden Painting

I painted this from a friend's photo, I liked the scene.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1658 Cardinal Love in the Sunflowers

I can't believe its been so long since I posted here, took a break from painting, its been hot, I did some sketching and planning. The painting is 12  x  16 inches oil on masonite.  It was lots of fun to paint, took 6 days. There are a lot of layers of paint and not as much texture as some of my paintings, its mostly brushwork.  I splurged on some new brushes and had to play with them! 
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

1657 SOLD Storm Coming Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  The second painting I did on Friday, if you look closely you can see the rain drops, the storm on the left came through!  Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite.

Friday, June 24, 2016

1656 SOLD Inspiration Fort Pierce Jetty Plein Air Alla Prima


 SOLD    Hot off the easel!  I painted it at the Ft. Pierce Jetty today, very hot out and no wind. Had a lot of fun though, it was pretty out.  My clients suggested the scene so that is what I painted.  The fish cleaning station was right in the middle of the view but I left that out.  Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Art Walk

This Wednesday is Art Walk at Art Mundo, 5 to 8 pm. I have some of my paintings there this month, I'll be there around 5 pm. I'll be downstairs in the Underground.

111 Orange Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772.466.1010
This latest exhibit is open till the end of this month, Hours at Art Mundo are from 1 to 5pm Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 10 to 2pm Hope to see some of you there!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

1655 SOLD Dutchman's Pipevine Gateway, Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I did this back in November, never posted it for some reason.  This is the Dutchman's Pipe vine at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce.  The vine has heart shaped leaves and very strange flowers.  Black swallowtail butterflies lay their eggs on the vines and their caterpillars eat the leaves.  This path goes to the children's garden, you can see a young banana plant in the back.

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,

Friday, May 20, 2016

1654 A Little Windy Painting, Plein Air Alla Prima Coconut Palm by the Ocean

I did this back in April, just now got around to posting it.  We were at the Jetty park by the inlet to the ocean in Ft. Pierce.  It was a lovely breezy day, just looking at the painting again makes me remember sitting there painting this.   I am ready to go to the beach again!

Its done with my palette knife so it has lots of nice textures.  

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

1653 Reaching for the Light Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted here today, I liked how the palms were trying to get to the light, its still nice out, not too hot yet, there was a light breeze.  Its at the Richard E. Becker Preserve.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, May 05, 2016

1652 Red Fig Ficus Plein Air Alla Prima




Very windy day today,  I had to hang on to my hat and sometimes the easel.  Those are whitecaps in the inlet, it was that color, a beautiful teal blue. This is out at the causeway park, I was going to do one of the historic buildings there but the water was so pretty I wanted to paint there.  I have been doing some paintings at home and left my favorite knife there.  So I had to use a big one I had along, it has a 3 inch long blade with a rounded tip.  It worked well for making the big leaves of tree.

The tree is some kind of ficus, has pretty bright red figs.  I tried one one time and it wasn't sweet. 
Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite $300.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1651 Sold Hidden Cottage, Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  Painted this on Thursday, lovely day, I parked myself under a nice oak tree, cool and shady. Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

1650 Winds at the Jetty Plein Air Alla Prima

Lovely day at the beach today, strong breezes 25 mph winds.  It looked like none of the fisherman were having any luck and we didn't see too many boats. The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite, $300.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

1649 Boston Avenue Sky Vine Plein Air Alla Prima


Lots of fun painting this today, saw three different kinds of lizards and a bunch of different bees. Flower is thunbergia grandiflora, common names are sky vine and clock vine.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

1648 Coming in for a Landing Plein Air

I painted this at Round Island, added the American Egret.  Its 5 x 7 inches oil on masonite. 
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Saturday, April 02, 2016

1647 American Egret at White City Park Plein Air


I did this a few weeks ago, added the bird, felt like the painting needed something.  It was a perfect day, not too hot or cold, just right.  In the summer this is covered with pink water lilies, now everything has the new spring leaves.  The bottle brush trees are blooming, that is one on the right.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

1646 Boston Ave. Back Yard, Plein Air Alla Prima

This is a little shed in the back yard, the owner let us come paint today, we had lots of fun.  I was attracted to the sunshine coming through the banana leaf stalks, it was glowing bright red. There is Queen's Wreath growing on the shed, its a lovely vine that looks a little like wisteria if you don't look too close!

Perfect day, nice breeze and shady, we kept looking at the sky, there were some storm clouds but they blew over without raining on us.  I am surprised I came up with a painting, a big storm came through around 4 am, woke me up, winds and rain.  I was worried we would be rained out and had trouble going back to sleep and then waking up again! 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite lots of thick, juicy texture.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1645 White City Park Vista Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this one today all by myself, I thought it was Thursday couldn't imagine why my group didn't show up!  I'll be back here tomorrow too.  Its the North Fork of the St. Lucie river, one of my favorite spots.  Used to go boating a lot with my dad here.  Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite, $300. 

Friday, March 04, 2016

1644 SOLD Fingernail Bromeliads plein air oil painting

SOLD Forgot to post this last week, went over painting at my friend Julie's house, she had these growing there and I had to paint them.  Bromeliads are one of my favorite plants, I can grow them easy!
The painting is  5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,

Thursday, March 03, 2016

1643 Round Island Bridge Plein Air Alla Prima


Perfect day at Round Island Park today, I must have seen 20 manatees.  Below is a photo of a manatee and my warm up sketch. 
The painting is 8 x 10, oil, painting knife painted with lots of texture.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

1642 SOLD Burgundy Oxalis Blue Pot Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one yesterday, its in the herb garden too, the pot is filled with burgundy oxalis and green ones too.  There is a pepper plant to the right.  5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. 



Below is an ink sketch I did before the painting. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

1641 SOLD Beautiful Day at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  It was a wonderful day at Heathcote, I painted this in the herb garden.  I would love to know what that silvery light blue stuff is in the top front of the pot, it smelled yummy.  The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. 



Below I made a collage, there is a photo of what is there, an ink sketch, the painting and then one of the metallic pretty green bees in an azalea. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

1640 Chilly Day at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today, it was chilly out, it was in the 50's.  Nice in the sun though! I saw a humming bird, it was a very nice day.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite, to purchase, just click on the paypal button,
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Saturday, February 06, 2016

1639 Rojo Congo Philodendron Plein Air Alla Prima

 I painted this at my friend Julie's house, had a time picking out something to paint, there are cool plants and views everywhere. We had a good turnout of my group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast, 18 showed up.  Saw some old friends and some new members too. 

I had to do some hunting to figure out the name of the philodendron, its a Rojo Congo. I always liked them, I have one in my yard too but not as big as this one.  My clean up was easy, its all palette knife, didn't get a brush dirty!

 Painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

1638 Nice Morning at Little Jim's Bait and Tackle Plein Air Alla Prima

Perfect day at Little Jim's Bait and Tackle, not too hot or cold.  Had a good time painting it.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

1637 Cloudy Day at the Beach Plein Air Alla Prima

My painting from today, its oil on canvas mounted on masonite. Its 8 x 10 inches. Very cloudy out, looked like it would rain the whole time we were there. It waited till I got home, then started to rain.
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Friday, January 08, 2016

1636 Sea Grapes Aglow Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this yesterday at the jetty park, it is 5 x 7 inches in acrylic on canvas mounted on masonite. Mostly painted with the painting knife. These are the same paints as yesterday's. I liked how they handled on the canvas better than on the plain masonite.  But I like oils the best.   I loved how the sea grape leaves had the sun shining through them like stained glass windows.  
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