Friday, December 15, 2017

1727 Seagrape Trees at the Jetty Park, Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this yesterday at the Jetty Park in Fort Pierce. That is North Beach in the background and the inlet to the ocean.  It was a bit chilly at first but warmed up nicely into a perfect day. 

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches lots of thick textures.  There is a bug in the sky at the top left, that will come out when the painting is dry.  $250.00

Thursday, December 07, 2017

1726 Indian Hills Recreation Area, South Plein Air Alla Prima Looking West

I did this today with my painting group at the Indian Hills Recreation Area, South.  Gorgeous day today, not too hot or cold.

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

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

1725 Wild Flower Vine Oil Painting

I have this one sitting around for awhile, finally finished it.  It was one of those paintings that I wanted to let dry before I tweaked it and then got busy doing other things and the poor painting gets forgotten till I clean the house or something.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

1724 Water Hyacinths at Indian Hills Recreation Area South, Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this Thursday with the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.  It was hard to get started painting, there are lots of nice views there and I was having a lot of fun visiting.  We are planning on going there again next Thursday.  The clouds were beautiful, it was perfect out, not too hot or cold.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

1723 Coconut Palm by the Indian River Plein Air

This is down south in Jensen Beach, I was at the Indian Riverside park again. This was a couple of weeks ago, Thanksgiving got in the way of posting!  It was nice out, I thought for sure it was going to rain but we got lucky.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1722 Baby Blue Coral with Blue Lobster and Jelly Fish

Still going through my fish paintings, this one got tweaked some, saw what I thought looked like a blue lobster so I brought him out of hiding.

Its 9.50 x 7.50 inches, oil on archival mat board.
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

1721 Pondside at Indian Riverside Plein air alla prima

I painted this today down south in Jensen Beach, I was at the Indian Riverside park. It was nice to get out and paint, lovely day.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

1720 Water Lilies at White City Park plein air alla prima

I painted today at White City Park it was beautiful out. Painting is 8 by 10 inches, oil on Masonite.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

1719 Sea Fan Hideout

I sure hope this works. My computer died so I am using my tablet to type on. This is the first time I have posted a picture on the blog with my tablet.

The tablet does not do as good a job as my camera does. The painting is somewhat darker. There are more colors in the two fishes that are on each side. They look a little bleached out on my screen.
The painting is 8 by 10 inches, oil on archival mat board.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

1718 Puffer Party Undersea Fantasy painting

Still finding sea fan paintings that didn't get posted, LOL!

Its 8 x 10.25 inches, oil on archival mat board. 
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

1717 Sunbeam Sea Horse Undersea Fantasy

I had a happy accident with this one, I wasn't intending to have the sunbeam coming through like that but I like how it worked out. Its oil on archival matboard 9 x 7.25 inches. To purchase, click on the paypal button below.
 
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1716 I'm not Scared! Fish Painting Fantasy

Another one of my fish paintings that I did awhile back. This one needed just a tiny amount of tweaking.
I am still doing studio clean-up.  Its finally cool enough out to want to do things.
Its oil on archival matboard, 7.50 x 9.50 inches.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

1715 Blue Dreams Fish painting

I have been going through a lot of my paintings and tidying up my studio, found a little stack of my fish paintings from awhile ago, tweaked them some, this is one of my favorites.

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.  To purchase just click on the PayPal button below.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

1714 SOLD Red Party in the Blue

SOLD  This one might look a little familiar to you if you have seen my fish paintings.  Its a commission, much larger than the original.  Its oil on canvas, 48 inches by 36. 

Friday, August 04, 2017

1713 Poinciana Out Front

This is my view from my side yard looking to the North.  The bushes in front are Frangipani or plumerias. There are some night blooming cerius cactus in the palms to the right.  Its almost all palette knife painted, nice textures.
 The painting is 9 x 12 inches oil on linen canvas.
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

1712 Poinciana Hideaway

This one was a demonstration painting for a painting club in Sebastian.  My usual way of doing a demo is to paint one or more at home and then paint close to the same painting for the group. That way I can smoothly paint away without thinking too much.  I end up with at least two paintings that are almost the same.  So I took this one and added the boat and house to it.

Its 12 by 16 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, July 28, 2017

1711 Egrets in the Savannas, plein air

This was painted out at the Savannas Recreational Area on Midway Road back in March of this year, if you look back through the paintings you can see another one I did about a week before this one.  I had planned to tweak it a bit but forgot about it and just now got around to finishing it.  I remember it was really nice weather, not too hot or anything, now its in the high 90's!

Its 8 x 10 inches, Oil on masonite.  Lots of nice textures. 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

1710 Pink Cottage in the Palms

This one was out of my head, I just had fun with it.

The painting is 9 x 12 inches on linen canvas.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1708 Fantasy Banyan Tree

This was one of those fun paintings, I splashed a bunch of paint around and then went back and picked out the trunk shapes.

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1707 Parakeet Plant and Monstera Minature Oil Painting

This is Daily Painting 382 revisited, I never cared much for the composition, I am a lot happier with it now.  I felt like it needed some more colors.  I changed it from a traveler's palm into a heliconia or parakeet plant. 

Its little, 4 x 6 inches,
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

1706 A Good Wind Sailboat Oil Painting

I painted this awhile ago, just getting around to posting it now.  I took a nice photo of a sailboat out by the jetty, worked from that and my imagination.  Mostly painted with the palette knife with a few details added with a tiny brush, the skipper and sea gulls mainly.

Its 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.00

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1705 SOLD Bath Time! White City Park Ibis Oil Painting

 SOLD Finally getting a chance to post again, I have been working on some commissions and my non-painting life was getting in the way as well.  I started this one ages ago and finally got to post it.  The painting is from a photo I took out at White City Park.


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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Price: $100 USD