Thursday, January 31, 2008

Daily Painting 485 Flowers in a Pot Rock City Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this at Rock City Gardens in Sebastian. There were a whole lot of flowers in this pot, geraniums, petunias, plumbago, the little pink flowers and the dark blue ones I don't know the names of. It was one of those fun ones to paint. Click the picture to see all the textures. Its 6 x 8, oil, $150.

Michelle washing up


I painted this from a live model and I wanted to share, not sure if you consider it plein Air, but it was very cold in the our industrial building we meet in and almost like being outside. Watercolor on gessoed paper. 5 inches by 5 inches.

Linda Blondheim Art Studio Landscapes Of The South

Study of the Ichnetuckne River
4x6 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

I've been asked to do a few paintings of the river for a future exhibition. I always like to do several studies before I start a large painting. I like to get to know the scene and the image I will be using. Exploring north Florida rivers in the winter is a wonderful experience. No bugs!! I took some photos while I was there to do this painting and the large paintings will be done from my photos in the studio.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Daily Painting 484 Calamondin Orange Tree at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

This is a cool tree at Heathcote, it has tiny, tart little oranges smaller than golf balls. There were more oranges on the ground than on the tree, I thought they looked interesting and I had to try to paint them. Below is my photo, Allie the head gardener took my picture. It started out pretty chilly, I have lots of layers of clothes. She let me have some of their pretty oxalis, thats whats in the cup. The painting is 8 x 10 and not available right now.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Linda Blondheim Art Studio Landscapes Of The South

Palm Grove
4x6 inches
acrylic on cold press watercolor paper

I have been working on large format studio paintings this month, which I cannot share here. I have also enjoyed working out on location doing the small paintings on paper.

Daily Painting 483 Robellini Palms at Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air

Its 8 x 10, oil. I painted it at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. $200.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Linda Blondheim Art Studio Landscapes Of The South

Sabal Palm
4x6 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
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This painting is part of a series of single palms I call Palm Icons. It is done with a limited palette of:

Stephen Quiller Acrylics

Cad Red Light
French Ultramarine Blue
Ivory Black
Naples Yellow
Titanium White

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sandra's new studio space

So pleased to have this new space we made it a Christmas kitchen. Much more room now that the tree is out. Will send more later.
Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day
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Serendipity At Leiper's Fork

This is a plein air I painted at night in Leiper's Fork Tennessee. My first night painting. What a surprise to see it in the day light! I thought I had better find something to post, so I wouldn't be forgotten. I had a great time painting with Dawn Whitelaw on this evening as well as some other new friends. This painting is for sale in my Yessy Gallery for $110.00 plus shipping. It is an 8x10 oil.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Linda Blondheim Art Studio Landscapes Of The South

Round The Bend
8x10 inches
oil on panel
Gold Frame

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Thank you BJ for including me on the blog. I'm honored to join my fellow Southern painters.

This painting was done on a visit from the Alabama Plein Air Artists last week.

Devil's Trumpet, Daily Painting by Fawn

"Devil's Trumpet"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)


Did this one in my yard this morning. This is a truly beautiful flower!

To purchase this one-of-a-kind original, go to MY GALLERY and click on this image (available tomorrow) or email me.

Daily Painting 476 Water Lily Pond at McKee's Botanical Gardens

Its another plein air painting I did at Mckee's. Its 6 x 8 inches, oil. $150.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Daily Painting 475 Palm at Mckee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air

Its plein air or from life, I painted it in the gardens. Lots of texture, you can click the picture to see it better. Its 5 x 7, oil $150.

At G-36, plein air, daily painting by Fawn

"At G-36"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)


Haven't been out on location in quite a while. I know there is probably a neat name for this area of the levee, but the sign just says G-36. The lock in this area is still closed, the lake is still too low. The canals and creeks are filling up, but not the lake.

It was too windy today so I only did one painting, then I packed up. At one point the painting actually blew off of the easel and onto the palette! No harm done, it missed the blobs of paint, just scratched it a little and I touched it up.

This is a palette knife painting, lots of thick paint and lovely texture.


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Sunday, January 20, 2008

"36 degrees" 10"x10" by Jeff Surace

"It snowed twice this week! what a transformation."

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sandra Babb Painting Crowley Museum Prairie

Standing in an observation tower painting a Prariescape is as fun as can be! That's obvious. Just the usual obstacles---blasting wind, cold temps for Florida and, yes, even visitors. Luckily they were people and not turkey buzzards which we saw by the thousands later at Myakka River.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Combination of Art and History... Fort Fisher, NC

"Shepherd's Battery" ~ Fort Fisher by Bernie Rosage Jr... 9x12" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas, painted en plein aire at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. 1-12-2008

This original oil painting by Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase via auction at eBay... click HERE...

Saturday, January 12, 2008, I had the privilege of stepping back in time and attending the 143rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Second Battle at Fort Fisher. The Civil War Living History program included artillery and infantry demonstrations, period music, fort tours, and a living history/plein air demo by yours truly dressed as a period artist. After a down pour the sun came out and I set up my French easel and began to paint. I positioned myself to paint Shepherd's Battery with the palisade making for an interesting composition. Shepherd's Battery was where the main brunt of the attack occurred 143 years ago. Fort Fisher during the war was known as the Gibraltar of the South. It was important to the southern cause because it protected the mouth of the Cape Fear River where blockade runners would travel to deliver supplies to Wilmington. From Wilmington they were distributed throughout the Confederacy. When the fort fell January 15, 1865... it only took 3 months for the Confederacy to collapse. I spoke with several people about the history of plein air painting and how the invention of the metal paint tube in the mid 1800's made it possible for painters to go outside and paint "en plein aire" for the first time... a French term which means "in open air". What a GREAT day!... I got to combine my love of history and art!

Read my art journal entry about this outing here...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Moore's Lane Barn (oil on panel 5x7) $80.00

Those of you who live in Brentwood/Franklin know this barn on Moore's Lane. It sits on some primo Brentwood property surrounded by McMansions. I am surprised the family has not sold out yet. I painted this last week and finally the white decided to dry so I could scan it. The late afternoon winter light is always nice.
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Daily Painting 465 Up the Garden Path at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

One of the many lovely paths at the gardens. Its 5 x 7 oil, plein air, alla prima. $100.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Daily Painting 464 The Stone Bridge at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Here is the South pond at Mckee's looking Northward. Its plein air, alla prima, 5 x 7, oil, knife. $125.

Winter on the James

This is a view of the James River painted on location at the Hollywood Cemetery in my town, Richmond, Virginia:

"Winter on the James" Oil on canvas, 9x12" (WIP)

I actually love old cemeteries any way, but the Hollywood Cemetery is one of Richmond's landmarks and a major tourist attraction in our town. Not only is it the burial place of two presidents and several prominent figures in civil war history, but it is also incredibly beautiful.

The day started out as a nice, sunny, and unusually warm winter day. But shortly after I got there, I soon found that my "perfect" spot on a bluff overlooking the James River had the disadvantage of getting whipped into a frenzy by the wind! I really did have to cut this session short. I think the piece may need a little more work, but I will return on a better day.

As it was, by the time I packed up my gear, I looked like I had been attacked by a giant tube of Windsor green paint! (Ah, the joys of plein air painting!) Any way, I am just glad nobody saw my little Jerry Lewis plein air routine. Well, maybe some ghosts saw, but (at least today), they weren't talking. ;-)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Daily Painting 463 The North Pond at McKee's Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

I have always painted the south pond at McKee's so I thought I would face the other way today which was into the sun. The sun was shining through the palm fronds and making them glow, it was a beautiful day. I had lots of company, we had a great turnout with my painting group, the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast. There is a photo below of some of us. I am standing on the bridge taking the picture of the south pond.

The painting is 8 x 10, oil, mostly painting knife. Painted from life or en plein air and all in one go with no picking afterward or alla prima. Very thick, juicy paint. $250.

Change in the Air

The path to the pond behind my mother's house is always a treat in fall. I started this one back in November and finally got out to the studio finish it up. The thing with fall colors is there is always so much to attract attention. It's hard to zoom in and concentrate on one focal point. Working even quicker than usual, I concentrated on the reds and blues which on that day shimmered with excitement.

"Change in the air" 11x14 oil on canvas en plein air November 2007

Monday, January 7, 2008

With Maureen

Recovering from my knee injury is taking longer than I expected. I'm taking this time to get organized and found this image of a painting I did close to Savannah, Georgia back in 2005 painting en plein air with friend Maureen Kerstein. Pastel on Wallis, cropped down to fit 12x12 frame. I really liked the un-cropped version so I'll show both. Since it's such a special painting to me, it hangs in my office - not for sale. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Nashville Market (oil 5x7) $80

I painted this Christmas eve. The sky finally dried so I could scan it! It is on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville.
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