Saturday, February 06, 2016

1639 Rojo Congo Philodendron Plein Air Alla Prima

 I painted this at my friend Julie's house, had a time picking out something to paint, there are cool plants and views everywhere. We had a good turnout of my group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast, 18 showed up.  Saw some old friends and some new members too. 

I had to do some hunting to figure out the name of the philodendron, its a Rojo Congo. I always liked them, I have one in my yard too but not as big as this one.  My clean up was easy, its all palette knife, didn't get a brush dirty!

 Painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

1638 Nice Morning at Little Jim's Bait and Tackle Plein Air Alla Prima

Perfect day at Little Jim's Bait and Tackle, not too hot or cold.  Had a good time painting it.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

1637 Cloudy Day at the Beach Plein Air Alla Prima

My painting from today, its oil on canvas mounted on masonite. Its 8 x 10 inches. Very cloudy out, looked like it would rain the whole time we were there. It waited till I got home, then started to rain.
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Friday, January 08, 2016

1636 Sea Grapes Aglow Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this yesterday at the jetty park, it is 5 x 7 inches in acrylic on canvas mounted on masonite. Mostly painted with the painting knife. These are the same paints as yesterday's. I liked how they handled on the canvas better than on the plain masonite.  But I like oils the best.   I loved how the sea grape leaves had the sun shining through them like stained glass windows.  
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Thursday, January 07, 2016

1635 Coconut Palm at the Jetties plein air, alla prima

I did this today at the jetty park, it is 5 x 7 inches in acrylic on masonite. Mostly painted with the painting knife. They are Golden Open acrylics, I got them from the company to try them out. I liked them a lot, very bright colors. These are just the three primary colors and white. These acrylics stay wet longer, in today's conditions regular acrylics would have dried very fast. Normally I paint in oils but this was a fun change.
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Friday, January 01, 2016

1634 Plein Air Oil Painting at George E. LeStrange Preserve Lake

I probably should have posted this one before yesterday's painting, I did this one before Thanksgiving, but it wasn't quite finished. I finished it yesterday. Oil on masonite and 8 x 10 inches. 
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

1633 Plein Air Alla Prima at George E. LeStrange Preserve


I did this painting today
at George E. LeStrange Preserve. Oil on masonite and 8 x 10 inches. Last painting of the year! Happy New Year everyone!
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

1632 Silk Floss Tree at the Causeway Plein Air Alla Prima

Went painting here today with an old friend, we had lots of fun catching up!  Weather was funny, I thought we were going to get rained out, it was totally cloudy and drizzly when I left home.  Then it cleared up nice and the sun came out.  It started getting cloudy with misty rain and wind and we decided to pack up.   I did some heavy editing of the scene, left out building, fence and lots of bushes and palm trees. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, December 11, 2015

1631 Bamboo at the Richard E. Becker Preserve Plein Air

Last week I saw this grove of bamboo, this is just a small corner.  I wanted to paint it so yesterday I did.  Much better weather yesterday, not too hot and some blue skies.  I had a lot of trouble picking the view to paint, there are about 10 other nice views in the same place!  I just need to turn a little ways and there is a possible painting.

Interesting facts about bamboo, its the tallest grass on earth and fastest growing plant in the world.
Bamboo can be used as a building material and young shoots are edible. Bamboo is more difficult to compress than brick, wood or concrete.  It is harder to pull apart than steel.  It rots a lot slower than many other woods.  I have read that it is about 35% more efficient at converting carbon dioxide into oxygen than most other trees.  I think we should grow more bamboo!

I heard its invasive.  Maybe if the conditions are just right.  My dad planted two clumps of bamboo some 50 years ago.  I was a small child.  There are still two clumps, there are more stalks but its hardly taking over.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Saturday, December 05, 2015

1630 Richard E. Becker Preserve Plein Air Alla Prima

I found a new place to paint, its one of the county's newest preserves, Richard E. Becker Preserve - 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce . There are lots of nice views, it rained the whole time we were there but there was a nice gazebo to keep us dry. I changed the weather in the painting, the real sky was grey and the water was like lentil soup brown. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, December 04, 2015

1629 SOLD Seahorse

SOLD         Was a commissioned painting, oil on archival mat board 5 x 7 inches.

Friday, November 13, 2015

1628 Crinum Lily at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, plein air alla prima

I did this one yesterday at Heathcote, it was a really nice day, started out gray and turned sunny.  The arbor is at the entrance of their rain forest, this is looking at the way out to the palm garden.  I am very fond of crinum lilies, they have this amazing fragrance that makes me think of home whenever I smell it.  My mother used to grow them and I have a few the yard.

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas mounted on masonite.
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Thursday, November 05, 2015

1627 SOLD Banana Trees at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  I had fun painting this today at Heathcote's butterfly garden, it was very pretty there today as usual.  Lots and lots of butterflies, saw zebras, giant swallowtails and the caterpillars from the pipevine swallowtail in the dutchman's pipe vine.  Saw some others, I think a cloudless sulpher, big yellow one. The flowers are lion's ear and verbena. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas that is mounted on masonite. 

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

1626 The Girl With The Pink Sneakers Plein Air Alla Prima

Went out today, did some heavy editing of the scene, the girls were there, the one had the bright pink sneakers so I put them in.  The trees are pretty much all there too. But the sky and water weren't blue, they were gray, it looked a lot like it would rain.  I painted till noon and when I was packing up the sun came out and it looked more like my painting.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, mounted on masonite.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

1625 SOLD Red Hibiscus

 SOLD  Nice bright red hibiscus.





Friday, October 23, 2015

1624 Soiree on the Sandy Trail

Sandy trail in the outback.  Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

1623 Rain at the Causeway Park Plein Air

 Did this one today, top has the rain drops still on it and second one the rain has dried off.  That is the inlet to the ocean in the background.  Lots of fun watching the sky change today, Bottom is two photos of about the same area, First was around 9:30 and next was 11:30.  Painting is 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1622 Savanna Slough

White herons in the Savannas, this was one I did awhile ago, put aside to dry and I just added the birds today.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1621 Cabin in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Painted this one last Thursday at the ranger's station,  Its 6 x 8 inches, oil on canvas.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

1620 Savanna Ibis Plein Air

Another nice day at the Savannas Recreational Area off Midway road.  The ibis are very friendly, hoping for handouts.  Every time I moved a little they looked up expecting a treat.

The painting is 6 x 8, oil on canvas. 
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

1619 Silver Morning Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Nice morning to paint in! This was at the Savannas Recreational area in Ft. Pierce.  Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

1618 SOLD East Beach, Plein Air Alla Prima


SOLD I painted this Tuesday, in Stuart, I was in the shade of one of the bridges, nice and cool breeze.  Went painting today in the Savannas Recreational Area, sold this one and the cypress painting.  Very nice days!  Oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inches. 

Friday, August 07, 2015

1617 SOLD Tree of Life Plein Air

SOLD I haven't had much time to post, had a disaster with the plumbing, everything was stopped up. Slowly getting things fixed!

At the same time I got prepared for the Art Mundo show,  my  show is in the Underground, reception is on August 12th. 5 to 8.  Hope you can come see!  The show will be up till the 28th of this month.  

Art Mundo is at 111 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, FL http://www.artmundo.org/

I painted this back in June 2014 at Blue Cypress Lake.  I tweaked it a little, brightened up the birds mainly. They are in an old cypress tree.  Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite,

Saturday, July 11, 2015

1616 Path to the Beach Plein Air

Did this at South Beach on a nice day awhile ago. Its 8 x 10 inches oil on masonite.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

1615 Mottled ducks at Indrio Savannas

I saw these two ducks at Indrio Savannas the last time I was painting there.   They were blending in pretty well, I took a couple of photos and painted from one of them.  They were too far down the trail for me to lug all my gear, the camera was plenty.  The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite.
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Thursday, July 09, 2015

1614 SOLD Royal Poinciana at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

SOLD  This is the royal poinciana at Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Commissioned painting
Its 8 x 10 oil on masonite. One of my favorite subjects to paint from one of my favorite places to paint at.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

1613 Look there's an Osprey!

These kayakers were just starting their ride by Round Island.  I worked from one of my photos I took when I was there last.  I love going there, almost every time I am there I see some manatees.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

1612 Lilies in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one earlier this year probably back in May at the Savannas Recreational Area on Midway Road.  Its always nice to paint there.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Friday, July 03, 2015

1611 SOLD Garden Corner at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD This is another one I did back in March and finally getting to post it. It was painted at the scene in the gardens.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

1610 Oak in the Azaleas Plein Air Alla Prima

Did this one back in February at a friend's house.  She has lots of beautiful azaleas, its a fun place to paint!  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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