Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1704 Riverside Poinciana

I painted this one as an example for a painting workshop in Sebastian I taught today.  Then I painted another one that is similar so the students could paint along.  We all had a good time, I think we will be doing it again next month.
Its 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

1703 Pepper Park Palms

Another one I tweaked, it started out as a plein air painting from 2005, I liked the composition but the sky was boring and the colors weren't thrilling either.  So I took some liberties with the scene and added some flowers and boosted up the colors.  Probably doesn't look like Pepper park any more but I am much more happy with it.

Its 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite. $500.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

1702 The Village Shops in Vero Beach

This is one I did back in 2003, its the Village Shops in Vero Beach.  It started out as a plein air, I didn't like it and re-painted it.  Then I unpacked it recently and thought I would tweak it some more.  I am finally happy with it now.

Its 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1701 Saint Lucie Village Tropical Home

I started this as a plein air a couple of months ago, just did a block in and it was time to leave.  So I finished it yesterday in the studio.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $300.00
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Friday, May 19, 2017

1700 Garden in a Palm Tree

I have been wanting to do a painting like this for ages, I have always been charmed by plants using a palm tree as a host for them to live upon.  This one is based on a tree at Heathcote Botanical gardens which has the vine and bromeliads growing up the palm. I took some liberties with the background, wanted it to be abstract so the viewer could see what they wanted in it.

I was using my new water mixable oils, had read you cannot mix them with water.   I don't know where that idea came from, but I hadn't read those directions (?) when I started using them.  It looks like it works fine, I used them about like watercolors in the back, got them totally liquid and dripped them onto the panel, tipping it this way and that to get interesting flow patterns.


Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300.00
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1699 Sunny Day at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

This one is a little different, its water mixable oils on watercolor paper.  I forgot to bring a panel to paint on!  So my friend Trude gave me a sheet of her  paper.  I had gotten a gift card from Jerry's Artarama for my birthday and I bought a set of the water mixable oils to try out.  I also bought a new bag and reorganized all my painting gear and that is why the panel got left out.  It was a lot of fun  to try something new.

That is Heathcote's Jacaranda tree to the right, its in bloom now and very pretty.  The gardens look very lovely right now, flowers everywhere. 

I used the w.m. oils like watercolors, thinned down with plenty of water and also as oils applied thickly.  When the paint is thinned down its very transparent and has that glow to it that watercolors can have. I just used a couple of brushes on this one and didn't use my knife.

The painting is 8 x 8 inches, special price of $150.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

1698 House in the Woods Plein Air

I started this one last Thursday out at White City Park.  I got it mostly finished, I had the background already in and thought the house would look good there.  I used mostly what was on the palette from my first painting.  When I got home I tweaked it a little and finished it.

The painting is 5 x 7  inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, May 08, 2017

1697 Fox in the Wood Miniature oil painting

This is one of those paintings that started out with the background already there, it was leftover paint from my palette.  I am getting a fair amount of these now and the weather is getting hot so probably will be doing less plein air painting.  They are fun to do when I get in the right frame of mind to see things in the background and bring them out.

This one started with the trees and then grass, added the ravens and it still looked like it needed something.  There was kind of a shadow where the fox was so I added him in.

The painting is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

1696 May on the Saint Lucie River Plein Air Alla Prima

Fun morning painting by the river in White City park saw lots of lubber grasshoppers.  It was nice out in the shade, nice cool breeze.    The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite 
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

1695 Cool Morning on the North Fork Plein air alla prima

Beautiful day today out at White City Park, its starting to get hot but I found a nice breezy spot in the shade. Saw a manatee right in front of me, it came up and just laid in the water, not moving and then sunk back underneath.  The air plants are blooming on the trees and there were some beautiful bougainvilleas across the water.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches,
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1694 SOLD Springtime Cypress Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  Painted at the Indrio Savannas Preserve yesterday, I had time to do another painting. I was looking to the left on this painting, the first one was looking to the right.

This one is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1693 Under the Cypress Trees Plein Air Alla Prima

Went out painting today in the Indrio Savannas Preserve.   Beautiful out, very windy, almost blew the painting off the easel.  The cypress trees are almost all leafed out, they are getting to be a nice size now, I was sitting under them with a friend of mine.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches,
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

1692 Bromeliads and Bamboo Plein air Alla prima

I painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, perfect out in the shade, would have been too hot in the sun.  Lots of flowers are blooming everywhere, its gorgeous out.

Its 8 x 10 inches,  oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

1691 Sunny Day at Heathcote, plein air alla prima

Painted at Heathcote today, lots of beautiful flowers, it was so hard to pick out a place to paint. The painting is from their Japanese garden.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

1690 Indian River Afternoon Plein Air Alla Prima

Nice day down on the river bank. I did this awhile back when the tide was going out.  Its 5 x 7inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

1689 Red Truck across the Street Plein Air

This took two sessions to paint, started it last week and I was almost finished and it started to pour so I waited and finished today. Beautiful perfect day today, was at a friend's house with my group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Monday, March 27, 2017

1688 Happy Red Hibiscus Painting plein air Alla Prima

I have been going through my paintings lately, they are in need of organizing. My husband is making me some nice wooden storage boxes and I have been taking the paintings out of their old cartons and putting them into the new boxes.  Some of the paintings were at shows and were framed, this was one of them.

This one never got put into my blog, it was made back in 2012 at one of the Souvenirs of Downtown paint outs.  I remember painting it, was on 2nd street in some nice people's side yard, they let us paint there.  The paint outs worked like this, you would paint a painting, frame it and bring it back to the  Backus House on 2nd street.  They would hang it and if there was time and you had energy you could go out and do another.  Then in the evening they would have a reception or two and people could purchase the paintings.  They always had great food and it was a lot of fun.  I don't know if they are doing it any more, I think there have been some changes made.

Its unframed now but shipping is free!

The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

1687 Rising Tide, Old Fort Park, Plein air alla prima

 This is down on the river bank by the Old Fort Park.  The sea grape is leafing out with its bright leaves, I love how the sun shines through them like stained glass.  Very windy and chilly, the painting was started and blew down on my palette right after I started so I had a line of dots on the bottom of the painting, it was fun to work with some un-planned colors.  Then on the photo below, I was about half finished and you can see the tide is washing over my easel's feet.  I somehow moved fast enough so I didn't get my feet wet.  The small dark dot in the water by the sand bank is a bug, I'll remove it when its dry.

I really didn't want to get out of my nice warm nest this morning but I was glad I did, it was beautiful out.  

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1686 Out in the Savannas Plein Air, Alla Prima

I did this a few weeks ago at the Savannas Recreational Area.  It was a perfect day, I always like painting there.  The bird was there, he was fishing in the water and would come out and stand on the shore every now and then.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

1685 Old Oak at Old Fort Park, Plein air

This old oak has been there as long as I can remember, I had a lot of fun painting it today.  I had planned to paint down by the river but it was very bright and sunny so I found a shady spot and painted there.  It rained last night and the resurrection ferns have all turned green on the oak tree branches, I love how they look. 

The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite,

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Friday, March 03, 2017

1684 Nice Morning at the Jetty Park, Plein Air

I did this one at the Jetty Park here in Ft. Pierce a few weeks ago, just now added the birds.  The rest was from life. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

1683 Windy Day at Indian Hills Recreational Area, Plein Air

I did this one a few weeks ago with my plein air group.  I needed a stretch and thought I would go talk to some of my friends.  When I came back the easel had blown over and the painting was sprinkled with sand and dirt.  So I had to stop there, took it home and waited for it to dry so I could get the dirt off.  Tweaked a few spots and here it is.

Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches,
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Friday, February 03, 2017

1682 Gumbo Limbo Bay

I did this one just for fun, when I have leftover paint I spread it out on a blank panel.  I put it aside and then pick it up when its dry and see what I see in it.  I could see the tree and then the background ones.

I like gumbo limbos, they are also called tourist trees.  They have thin bark that turns red and peels. 

 Its 5 x 7 inches oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

1681 Pioneer House at Heathcote Botanical Gardens plein air alla prima

I did this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, it was a beautiful day out, perfect out.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

1680 SOLD Indian Hills Lake Plein Air Alla Prima



SOLD It was a fun day painting today, beautiful out. Its at Indian Hills Recreational Area North. The photos are the ducks and spatterdock lilies. There are more places to park and enter that I found today. Nice group today, there were around 10 of us.  Lots of birds, the little ducks were all over, saw a hawk and many grackles.  There were some in the tree that I was sitting under and I got bombed a few times.  Luckily missed the painting! 

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

1679 Indian Hills Recreation Area South, Plein Air Alla Prima




I did this one yesterday with my painting group, Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast, good turnout, we had around 10 people come and paint.  This is a new place for us, its a nice park, lots of little bridges and places to fish from.  Nice trail to walk on.  Perfect day, not too hot or cold.  That little red dot under the oak tree is one of the other artists. 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1678 SOLD Almost Rained out Plein Air Alla Prima





SOLD  I had lots of fun at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. The Martin County plein air group was there and they let us join in. I did a sketch and then put out my paints and it started to rain so I had to abandon my plans and hide out under the cabin porch. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,

Thursday, January 05, 2017

1677 Old Cedar Tree Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this today at the Richard Becker Preserve here in Fort Pierce.  Beautiful, perfect day.  I had picked out this tree to paint last week so I didn't have to figure out what to paint.  Found some other places there that will work next time I go there.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, January 02, 2017

1676 Pathway Through the Palms


I did this awhile ago, its out of my head.  I wanted to out taking a walk.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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