Tuesday, November 4, 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.  Texture close up below.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite $250. 

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. $100.

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. $250.

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. $250.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

1578 Under the Oaks at the Savannas, Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today out at the Savanna's Recreational area by Midway road.  Nice day to be in the shade, its cooling down a little but its still pretty warm.

Very pretty out, I saw a lot of places there I would like to paint but no shade to get under.  There are some nice ponds with wild white water lilies and the Florida holly is everywhere.  Pretty pink, white and yellow wild flowers in the grass.  They haven't mowed around there lately and the flowers love it.  

 The painting is oil on masonite, 12 x 16 inches.  $300. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

1575 High Winds Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this awhile ago, in April.  It was during the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.  From life, it was starting to rain which felt pretty nice as I was getting warm.

I am just getting around to posting it, the planning board has been having meetings about this spot, its a park next to the Episcopal church by the river.  The church is talking about doing something else with it, not sure what, its pretty confusing to me.  I don't really understand politics that well.  As far as I can tell it probably won't stay the same.  Whether it will be nicer or worse I don't know.  I do like it the way it is.  I don't know if I will want to paint it again if they turn it into a tall building or baseball diamond or put fences up. 

There was some talk about a dock out into the river which would be nice. I hope the palms and banyan tree can be left alone.

The painting is 8 x10 inches oil on masonite.  It is in a plain oak frame which is optional, I will sell it without the frame too.  The shadow from the frame can be seen on the right.  $400.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

1567 Pygmy Date Palms Plein Air

I did this one years ago, it was from life but it had some things I didn't like so I tweaked it in the studio.  I did it in Pocahontas park in Vero Beach.
  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $250.

Monday, June 16, 2014

1562 Standing Tall Sabal Palms Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this back in January and never posted it.  Its by the Old Fort Park on South Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce.  I was able to stand on a sand bar and paint the painting, the river is in back of me. 

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $250.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

1561 Blue Cypress Lake Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one back in March, finally getting around to posting it!  Its a fairly long drive from here to Blue Cypress Lake and it was already getting hot out.  It was hard to find a good view that kept me in the shade.  I think it would be a better place to go in the winter.  I would really like to take a boat ride on the lake, would probably be able to see a lot of interesting spots then.

Those are cypress trees, they grow right in the water like that.  The moss hanging from the branches is Spanish moss. 

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $250. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

1558 Tabulia Tree at South Causeway Park Plein Air Alla Prima

Another one I did at South Causeway park.  Lots of chunky textures.

 Its 5 x 7 inches oil on masonite.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

1557 Sea Grape Tree by the Inlet Plein Air Alla Prima

 I did this one from life at the South Causeway Park here in Fort Pierce.  It was such a squiggly sea grape tree with the pretty colored leaves I had to try and paint it.  . 

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




Friday, May 23, 2014

1556 Wild Grasses in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one awhile ago at the Savanna's Recreational Area  and didn't get around to posting it.  This is an overgrown pond with brown seed pods and wild grass in the background.  There is some Florida holly next to the palm.

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1554 Butterfly Garden at Oxbow Plein Air

I painted this on the third, at Oxbow Eco-Center .  Its the new butterfly garden there.  There is fire bush, black eyed susans, blanket flowers and sensitive plants among others.
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I had to finish it in the studio, it was getting very hot out and I was tired. 

The painting is 11 x 14 oil on canvas.  $300. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

1549 SOLD Windy Palms Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I painted this one last week, at the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.  Mainstreet of Fort Pierce puts it on and gives us artists a wonderful time.  This one sold at one of the receptions they put on.  Its 11 x 14 inches.  It started raining when I was just finishing, was very windy.  I loved painting it, the wind and rain was nice and cool. 

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.