Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1547 Oak at Round Island Plein Air Alla Prima


Nice day at Round Island today, saw some manatees, I see them almost every time I go there. 

I think the sea grapes are confused, they have both the new spring leaves and gorgeous old bright bright red ones. 

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100. 

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.  $100. 


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.  $250. 

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, $250. 

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. $200.

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Sunday, February 9, 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. $200. 

Tuesday, February 4, 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.  $250.

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, $250.

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.  $250.


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.  $250.

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, $250.

Sunday, January 5, 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

 SOLD   
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.  $250.

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, $250.

Saturday, December 7, 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. 

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.  $100.

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.  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 7, 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. 
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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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.  $200.

Monday, May 6, 2013

1498 Odd Man Out Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this by the Indian River.  The odd man out is the Washingtonian palm, the others are sabal or cabbage palms. The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

1497 The Pink House on 2nd Street

 I haven't been posting lately, I haven't been feeling too great, the arthritis-lupus combo flared up and did a number on my energy and mood.  I am feeling a bit better, going to try and get back in gear.

 This was done back in April on the 20th.  And the 26th of April too.  If you closely at the bottom picture, you can see the water all over it, it got rained on.  So I wasn't quite finished.
You can click on the photos to see them better.    The top one is the finished one, I tweaked it a bit.

Its pretty much still a plein air but can't call it alla prima any more.  

Its oil on masonite,  8 x 10 inches.  $300.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

1496 By the North Fork Boat Ramp Plein Air Alla Prima oil painting


I did this as the first painting of the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout, they let us paint where ever we wanted to.  I went here to White City park, its nice and shady and cool.  I have painted this scene before, its a place that is close to my heart, my dad and I would put our outboard motor boat in the water here and go boating in the St. Lucie river.  We would always see turtles and usually alligators as well.

The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1493 Herbs at Heathcote Plein Air Alla Prima

This is in the herb garden at Heathcote Botanical gardens.  I painted it a couple of weeks ago and just now got around to posting, my non-painting side of life has been getting in the way lately.

Last night's disaster was the hot water heater decided to start leaking.  I am not sure how long it was leaking because the heater is in the garage.  There was a half inch of water in most of the garage.  I was up till midnight last night swabbing out water and most of today moving things around in there.  I got sticky-sweaty and have a nice cold shower to look forward to tonight.  Good news is they are supposed to instal a new one tomorrow.  More good news is nothing that got wet mattered or at least what I have found did.  I also got rid of a bunch of junk.  More of that tomorrow too.

Back to the painting, it was one of those days where you start out with lots of layers and then start peeling them off.  I think it would have been better to paint today and clean the garage that day.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

My painting got in the Focus Magazine!


I can't wait for their paintout this year, I always have a good time.   I just sold the painting a month or so ago. 




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

1491 Florida Garden Plein Air at Hackberry Hammock

I did this the other day at the Art Mundo sponsored paintout at Hackberry Hammock.  Its a perfect place to paint with lovely scenery.  The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $400. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1487 East of Dynamite Point Plein Air Alla Prima


 I did this yesterday at the Fort Pierce Inlet State park.  It was a beautiful windy day,  about 11 am those clouds in the back were overhead and the wind got very strong.  The water was that color of blue, aqua turquoise, beautiful.   I got rid of all the condos across the inlet.  $300. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1482 Under the Twisted Oak Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this at White City Park, perfect day out.  Lots of the little white ibis all around.  Saw some turtles and fish lots of other birds too.  Nice breeze, not too hot or cold.  I was sitting in my lawn chair after I finished the painting and it was so peaceful I almost fell asleep.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1481 Winds Picking up at the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this the last time I was painting in the Savannas Recreational area off Midway Road. Very nice day, a little misty rain came when I took the photo of the painting if you click on it you can see the tiny drops.  It doesn't hurt the painting.  Its 5 x 7 oil on masonite.  $100. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1479 Oak Tree at Adams Ranch plein air

I started this one at the ranch on the Saturday paintout. I liked how the Spanish moss looked blowing in the breeze.  There were a few things I needed to tweak, it wasn't done 100 percent on location.  About 99 percent. I like it a lot better now.  Its 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1477 Morning At Adams Ranch

Art Mundo had its first paintout of the year here at Adams ranch.  I got up early, a bit crabby, I haven't been having the best of nights lately.  My dog Whisker's medications are making him get us up to take him out at 3 or 4 am in the morning lately.

I got to the ranch at 7:15 about, its 48 degrees, chilly with patchy fog, it looks cool, I don't see that much where I live.  I drove round and round, there are lots of places to drive there, its fun and bumpy dirt roads, I am glad I have a jeep.  I wasn't inspired started looking for some friends to paint with.  Saw this road and ended up by this waterway.  My friends Betsy and Fran were there so I had good company.  A herd of cows came by too, right under those trees to the left.  We saw two baby alligators too.  I was in a much better mood!

Photos below are how it looked early in the morning, cows where I painted, gator, and the scene I painted.  I believe I started painting 8 or 9 am, finished it around 12:30 or so.  It was very bright out, the palms were very dark against the morning sky.   If you click the photos they will get larger.
The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.





Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1475 Out in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today, perfect out, in the high 60's (F)  It was calm when I got there and then it got real breezy after I was painting for awhile.  Lots of birds, I saw one of these egrets and some ibis and other birds.   The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. $200. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1471 Oaks in Savannas Meadow Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this from life, it was a perfect day out, not too hot or cold.  Its very pretty out here, lots of tiny wild flowers if you stop and look close.  Saw two gopher tortoises chasing each other and a baby one coming out of its hole. The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches, $200. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daily Painting 1469 Lake Tozour Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today by Lake Tozour, I had to paint very fast, it looked like rain and I finished at 11.  Got there around 9:30.  On the way home it started to rain so I was glad I finished it up all right.  Those are cypress trees.  There are lots of birds here, its a lovely place to paint.

The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  $200. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daily Painting 1468 Indrio Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Finally got out and painted, very fast little 5 x 7 inch oil painting on masonite.  It started to rain when I finished. Pretty day, rained just enough to make me pack up.  Did some exploring, found a nice new place to paint.  Saw some eagles, ducks, sandhill cranes, ibis and herons.  $100. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Painting 1463 Approaching Storm

I went out to paint when the edge of Sandy was going by, it was just windy.  Had a nice walk on the beach too.
 I like to start off with a fast sketch before I do the painting to warm up and catch any compositional problems.  The wind was blowing strong and it looked like rain so I parked under a pavilion at Fredrick Douglas park on the beach.  I got my sketch finished and the rain started coming down, well not down really more like across, it was blowing pretty horizontal.  Got soaked on the way to the car which was about 20 feet away.
Last night I pulled out my sketch and made the painting below from it, its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Painting 1462 The Old Bay Tree Plein air Alla Prima

 

 I painted this yesterday its an old bay tree that has been through a lot of hurricanes.  It got blown down in one and the new branches are growing up from the main trunks like little trees.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  $200.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Painting at the Old Fort Park

I went painting today, finally, I have been in a horrible funk, just not in the mood to paint.  Went to the Old Fort Park in Ft. Pierce to paint, it was beautiful out.  The painting below wasn't done today though, it was done back in May, there was the annual Souvenirs of Downtown paintout and for some reason I never got around to posting this painting.  I think I did the painting and was tired out, dropped it off at the show and that was that.  And now it is at another show at the Art Bank. 

I wanted to post it because the palm tree was blown down in Sandy.  My painting shows it still standing and then I took a photo of it today.   It is still alive and may survive, I know they sometimes do. 

I did do another painting today, I'll post it tomorrow. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1461 Fall in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I was painting here this morning, nice day and breeze, not too warm.  The trees are Florida hollies, they are full of red berries and bright green and golden leaves. We saw some alligators today and lots of nice birds.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 
$200.