Wednesday, July 01, 2015

1609 Monstera and Cycad, Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

I did this one back in March this year, put it aside as I wanted to tweak it a bit which I did. Mainly just brought out some of the values, put some darker darks in and some lighter lights in to give the painting some more contrasts. Can't recall the flowers name now. Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. $100.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

1608 Water Oaks in the Savannas

I did this earlier this year, I love it when the grass gets that golden tan color.  The colors aren't showing as well as I would like on my monitor, it is brighter in real life.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

1607 Sunny Garden

Did this awhile ago, it feels like this morning did to me.  It hit 100 degrees F. and then clouded over,
went down 20 degrees this afternoon, 80 felt cool!  I remember having fun with the colors and textures.  Its oil on masonite, 5 x7 inches.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

1606 South Causeway Park Plein Air Alla Prima Ft. Pierce

Nice day at the causeway park, I left out the fence.  Its oil on masonite, 5 x7 inches. 
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

1605 Storm clouds over the Savannas Plein Air

I did this earlier this year, it was starting to get cloudy out.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite
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Friday, June 26, 2015

1604 Savanna's Trail

This was in a bunch of un-sorted  paintings.  No idea when I painted it.  It feels like now to me, warm and humid out, with the possibility of a shower in the afternoon.  Nice lazy summer day! 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

1603 Hot out at the Inlet State Park Plein Air Alla Prima

This was from the same day as the last painting, just now getting around to posting it. I was sitting at the same place, just looked in a different direction.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1602 SOLD Sunny Day at the Inlet

SOLD   
I painted this last friday at the Inlet State Park, its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.  Very hot out but there was a nice breeze.  There is a shadow from the frame on the right.  My clients had invited me to come paint as they were down on vacation, we all had a nice time. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

1601 Breezy Morning Indian River Painting

Nice breezy morning on the Inlet.  This one I did earlier in the year, put it aside and didn't post it for some reason.  Or at least I don't think I posted it, LOL!  The birds were done at the time of the painting, I didn't feel the need to tweak it at all.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

1600 SOLD View of the Savannas Bridge Plein Air

SOLD I have been going through my paintings, they had gotten out of control, some I have put aside to tweak, others I had never put on the blog. Then there are a bunch that have been to shows and never got re-filed. This one  is a plein air, I painted it earlier this year.  I had put it aside because I wanted to brighten up the bridge a bit and add the bird.  So it is still considered painted en plein air, as most is from life.  I won't call it alla prima any more as it wasn't painted all at one time.

I painted it at the Savanna Recreational area, off Midway road.  Its a lovely area, usually lots of birds and tortoises, sometimes you get to see an alligator.

 This one is 5 x 7 inches , oil on masonite, lots of textures

Thursday, May 07, 2015

1599 SOLD Commissioned Painting

 SOLD  This is a big one, I have been working on it since the beginning of March.  Its 3 x 5 feet, oil on canvas.  The client liked my palm on the frontispiece of my blog and wanted a painting with the palm on the St. Lucie river instead of the ocean.  I worked from my photos and his to compose the painting.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1598 SOLD Lovely Day at the Inlet State Park, Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  Beautiful day today, nice breezes and bright blue sky and water.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1597 Indrio Clouds Plein Air Alla Prima

This was the second one I did yesterday, it was so nice out I felt like doing some more painting.  I liked the way these two cypress trees looked.  The cypress trees by the lake are in different Spring stages, no needles yet on some, some just starting out and some all leafed out.  They are one of the trees that shows the seasons in Florida. 
This one is 5 x 7 inches , oil on masonite, lots of textures.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1596 Eagle's Roost and Indrio Savannas plein air alla prima

Painted this today, fellow and his dog Clyde came up and he said he liked the painting but I needed to paint the dead tree across the lake.  I said it would be a half inch tall.  He said, "Yes but its where the eagles sit!"  I thought I would give it a try and I think it went pretty well, used my knife.  The whole painting was painted with a painting knife, no brush at all.  Beautiful day, I got there at 9:30 and there were no clouds at all.  Then all of a sudden all these little puffy clouds started showing up.  When I finished painting the sky to the west was full of clouds, looked like rain.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1595 Cool and Shady at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Chinese Fan palms at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. This one is a studio painting, I worked from a photo I took at the gardens. 
Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1594 Satake Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this at Heathcote today in their palm garden.  The Satake palm is the one closest to us in the painting.  Its labeled so that is how I know what it is!  It looks like a little Royal palm but has interesting colors on the trunk so that is why I wanted to paint it.  That is the gift shop in the back and then they have some nice plants for sale between the shop and my palms.

Weather is perfect, nice breeze going through the gardens and its always shady in the palm garden. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1593 Azaleas at Heathcote Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. It was about perfect, not too hot or cold, lots of pretty flowers blooming. The only hard part was deciding where to paint. Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

1592 Look A Manatee, Florida Oil Painting



Went to Round Island a couple of weeks ago and saw these guys fishing. The one pointed to a manatee and said,"Look A Manatee!" The manatee submerged immediately. So I painted the background on site and put the fellows and the manatee in today. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

1591 SOLD Big Blue Flower Pot at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein air Alla Prima

 SOLD  I painted this Tuesday before last at Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce. I love pottery that has that gorgeous blue shiny glaze!  The pot is out by their herb garden.  Just now getting around to posting it, I have to get back into the habit.  This one is 5 x 7 inches , oil on masonite, lots of textures. $100.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

SOLD 1590 Spring Colors at Heathcote Gardens Plein Air Alla prima

 SOLD I have been back to Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce.  I have still been working on the giant commission painting.  This one is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite, lots of texture.$100.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1589 Starburst Clerodendrum Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this today at Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce.  I have been working on a giant commission painting at home lately.  So I wanted to do a little one today, fast and loose, this one is 5 x 7 inches much different than what I have been working on the last 3 or 4 months!  Its oil on masonite, lots of texture.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

1588 It Was This Big! Fishing oil painting





 I want to paint more people, I had lots of fun painting this one.  I took the photo from the Museum Causeway park looking towards the turning basin.  I didn't even see this boat till I got home and put it on the computer, it was real far away.  The original background was the docks and some large boats.  I may do one of those it looked pretty cool too.   But I wanted to do the palm tree background with this one.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

1587 Kapok Tree at the Causeway Park Plein Air Alla Prima

The kapok trees are in full bloom at the Causeway Park here in Ft. Pierce.  I had fun painting here today, this is the smaller tree, there is a really big one too.  I think its so cool that they bloom in November. The sky was totally overcast when I got there, then it cleared with almost no clouds.  Its been clearing and clouding all day. 

Went to see the aquariums at the Smithsonian there, they are very interesting as always with lots of nice fish and other creatures. 

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1586 Coming in Plein Air Alla Prima

This is the second painting I did yesterday, I just turned around and faced West instead of East.  The sailboat is coming in from the ocean.

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1585 Perfect Day at Jetty Park Plein Air Alla Prima

I had a great time painting with my friends today, it was beautiful out at the Jetty park.  The fisherman was there, he left shortly after I started painting.  I hope I didn't make him nervous!

 He was the last thing to be painted so I had to do him from memory.  I am thinking he wasn't catching much anyhow there was a zillion little fish swimming next to the rocks, huge schools of them.  So whatever he had for bait probably wasn't as nice eating as them.  Every now and then some big fish would chase the little ones and there would be big splashes and commotion.  They were all gone by 12:30, about when I left too.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1584 Path to the Beach, Plein Air Alla Prima


Yesterday's painting at the Jetty Park. I  had a nice time, it was a challenging day, very cloudy. It was fun sitting there watching the clouds change by the minute, when I finished up, I could see the rain falling on the horizon. Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

1583 Poincianas Double Red Tree Oil Painting

Double poincianas, twice the fire!  Lots of nice textures. The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

1582 Coral Jewel Undersea oil Painting


 This is one of my fantasy fish, I think he sort of looks a little like a trigger fish but it has been awhile since I saw one.
Its 5 x 7 oil on masonite.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

1581 SOLD Three Butterflies Undersea Painting

 SOLD  One of my undersea paintings of butterfly fish.  I painted them from memory so they are more a fantasy, I like painting that way a lot.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

1580 SOLD Steady Glow Royal Poinciana Painting


SOLD  One of my little flame tree paintings, its oil on masonite with nice textures.  I used the palette knife for most of this one.  5 x 7 inches,