Friday, April 11, 2014

1546 Orchids in the Breeze


 I can't believe its been this long since I posted.  Its been busy around here.  Lots of out of town company for one thing.  The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  I put in a close up below so you can see the textures.  Most is done with painting knives.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

1545 Sunny Azaleas Plein Air Alla Prima

This one is from last Tuesday, finally got around to posting it. Plein air or from life, alla prima or painted all at one time, no tweaking in the studio.  LOL!

  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

1544 Azalea Season Plein Air Alla Prima

My plein air group had a lovely treat today, we got to paint at my friend Carolyn's house.  Its west of town in an area that looks a lot like you are in Georgia instead of Florida.  Lots of oaks and long needle pines and all the azaleas.  It felt like I was on a mini vacation.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Friday, February 28, 2014

1543 Red Sky at Night

This was one of those paintings that I start off using a toned panel, I had all this leftover red paint that I couldn't stand to waste.  I thought it looked like a sunset and then I did the oak tree in front of it.

Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite,
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

1542 Farmer Brown's Potting Shed Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted here on Tuesday, just getting around to posting it tonight.  I had a lot of fun painting it, I kept finding more little details to put into the painting.  The plants on the left are pineapples and there is a papaya tree in the center.

After I painted I was taken on a tour of the garden and got to sample some kale, nasturtiums, violas and various other vegies.  I have had kale cooked before and didn't like it but I liked it raw.   Bought some nice rhubarb, lettuce and Swiss Chard.  Its all pretty much eaten up already.  I made a rhubarb crunch, there is just one little piece of that left and a bit of the lettuce.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches,
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

1541 Ocean Sunrise

This one came out of my head, I had some left over paint from Tuesday and toned the panel. It looked like clouds and ocean so I worked on it a bit and made the scene.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

1540 Spring Vista at White City Park Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today at White City Park, I had a good time there like always.  Lots of birds and big fat squirrels.  The squirrels are very tame, they wanted some handouts.  I saw a lot of fish, they were up near the surface sunning themselves.

The tree in the back is an oak,  it was golden in the sun with its new leaves and blossoms. 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, February 09, 2014

1539 Morning at the Brown Family Farm Plein Air Alla Prima

I had a nice time painting here yesterday, its a lovely place to visit with pretty scenery and nice animals and birds.  I got an enormous cabbage and some nice oranges, they let you sample fruits or vegies too.  All their fruits and vegetables are organic and they also have chicken and duck eggs.  I will be going there to paint again.

Very foggy early yesterday, the farm is on 1871 Jenkins road,  I went right past could hardly see the numbers.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

1538 Sunny Seagrapes Plein Air Alla Prima

We went to the Inlet State park again this morning, I have been looking at this seagrape tree for the last couple of weeks, I had to give it a try.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

1537 Misty Waters Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this Tuesday at the Fort Pierce Inlet State park and just got around to posting it.  This was right when the fog drifted through, the opposite shore is faintly visible still.  A minute or two later it totally disappeared and then a few minutes later emerged again through the mist.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1536 Misty Day at the Beach Plein Air Alla Prima

Very lovely day today at the Inlet State Park. Not too hot or cold, just right.  About when I finished this painting, that hazy cloud in the background passed over us for a few minutes, everything was foggy, it was like being in a cloud.  I don't get that experience very often here.  I loved the drive through the park, the sun was shining on many dew bejeweled spiderwebs making them glow in the light.

The path leads to the ocean.  

The painting is 8 x 10 inches oil on Masonite. 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1535 Morning at the Inlet Plein Air Alla Prima

It was a beautiful morning today at the Inlet State Park.  I left out the buildings on the opposite shore.  It was a funny morning, started out foggy and cold, I got to the park and it looked like this.  Painted just a little while and it all clouded over again.  When I left it was clearing up.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1534 Blustery Ocean Morning

Nice windy day at the beach, the painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1533 On the Sandspit Indian River Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this painting this morning, the last painting was looking toward the south and this one is looking north.  I left out the buildings in the distance and the bridge and docks.  The bird was there, I think he is a tricolor heron.  I was concerned we might get rained out, the weather report wasn't too promising.  It started out very clear and just a few minutes later these clouds blew in, moving fast.  All was well though, it didn't rain till late afternoon.

I was on the same spit of land as the bird, I was wondering if the tide would be coming in but I got lucky again it was going out.  There is some very shallow water to the left of the bird, that was gone when I packed up to go home.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches oil on masonite,
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Sunday, January 05, 2014

1532 Cloudy Morning at the Indian River Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this last week, finally got around to posting it, its been busy! It started out looking pretty gray out but the clouds started blowing away as the morning went on.  There was a little blue heron there so I put him in, he was very tame, not afraid of us at all.

I painted it down by the river in front of the Old Fort Park.  There is a house on the point of land in the distance but I left it out, this is the way it was down there when I was growing up.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $200.

Friday, December 20, 2013

1531 SOLD Visit to House of Refuge Plein Air

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I did this one awhile ago, had to tweak it a bit.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  It started out very stormy, it rained the whole way from Ft. Pierce to the House of Refuge.  It was starting to clear here but there were still storm clouds in the sky.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1530 Live Oak on the Indian River Plein Air, Alla Prima

I had a great time painting today at the old Fort Park with the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast.  I had a nice turnout and the weather was perfect.  This old oak is on the river side of the road, I took some liberties with it, there is a total jungle  to the right of the tree in real life.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

1529 Heathcote Heliconia Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one at Heathcote Botanical gardens a couple of weeks ago, finally getting around to posting it.  The heliconia is the big plant on the left, there is a cracker rose in front of it.  On the right are some honeysuckles, I saw a few  humming birds flying around in them while I was painting.  It was a nice day.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1528 A Walk to the River

This is a hidden little park off 25th Street.  Sweetwater Hammock Preserve.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Monday, December 09, 2013

1527 Hibiscus Jubilee

I got this hibiscus from my neighbor, I had fallen in love with her plant.  This is as far as they open, I love how they look. Malvaviscus arboreus is the scientific name they are also called sleeping hibiscus or turkscaps. We have some other kinds of sleeping hibiscus in our yard that are longer.  The photo of my painting has some glare on the lower right, for some reason I had some trouble taking the picture.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite. 
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Saturday, December 07, 2013

1526 SOLD Ocean Spray by House of Refuge Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I did this yesterday by the House of Refuge.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  The day started out raining but then turned beautiful.  The waves were crashing on the rocks with lots of spray. 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

1525 SOLD Lonesome Beauty Pink Water Lily Painting

SOLD  This was inspired by a visit to White City Park, I can't get enough of the beautiful water lilies that bloom there. This was painted almost totally with the painting knife and is rich with texture.

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

1524 Wind in the Oaks Plein Air Alla Prima

The wind was getting strong when I did this one, that is Spanish moss growing from the oak branches.  The Florida holly has its berries now and is very pretty.

The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1523 Tropical Blue Bamboo Plein Air Alla Prima


I painted this today at the Heathcote Botanical Gardens in the Gloria Moore Memorial garden.  It was perfect today, not too hot or cold.  They are having a nice plant sale this weekend, I took a look at some of the plants they are selling, lots of lovely bromileads and other cool plants. 
 I took a few liberties with the plant positions, in real life there is a nice screw palm that I have painted before.  Its right in front of the bamboo.  I was enjoying doing the in and out lights and darks of the bamboo that  I didn't want to cover my work with another big plant. 

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1522 Windy Day in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Very nice and breezy day, the Florida Hollies are full of bright red berries. I painted this at the Savannas Recreational area, it looks so cool right now, lots of tiny wild flowers in the grass.   The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1521 Secret Pond in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one today out in the Savannas Recreational Area.  It was beautiful out and not too hot or cold.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

1520 Water Lily Heaven Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this one last week it was another beautiful morning at White City Park.  If you can get there in the morning, the water lilies are spectacular.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1519 Early Morning Water Lilies Plein Air

 This one is from last week mostly, brought it back to the park today.  I tweaked a couple of things.  There are some photos below from today, you can see how many lilies there are, this is the time of year to see them!  These were taken around 8:30 this morning. I would like to paint them some time.

The egret in the painting was there in that spot last week, he posed very nicely.  This week there were some white ibis there.

Painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1518 Pink Blossoms

This is a fantasy painting, I was just playing.  There is this tree at Heathcote botanical gardens that sort of looks like this, has small pink flowers and  gnarly looking trunk and branches.  It was loosely based on that tree.     Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1517 Early Morning Water Lilies Plein Air Alla Prima

I started up the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast for the season today, at White City Park.  It was beautiful out, these pink lilies were all over in the center pond.  Saw some ibis and egrets.  I had a lot of fun painting with Jani-Lori and Marcie Brennan.

The painting is 10 by 8 inches, oil on masonite.
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