Friday, August 07, 2015

1617 Tree of Life Plein Air

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,
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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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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

1609 SOLD Monstera and Cycad, Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

SOLD 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.

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 SOLD Sunny Garden

SOLD 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.

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 SOLD Satake Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD 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,




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1593 SOLD Azaleas at Heathcote Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD  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.



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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