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,
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Its done with my palette knife so it has lots of nice textures.
Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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.