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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Price: $300 USD