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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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,