Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daily Painting 1365 Seagrape Splendor Plein air Alla Prima at Pepper Park

I painted this today at Pepper Park. This is on the Indian River side of the park. I started walking around on the ocean side, it was beautiful and I saw a lot of nice scenes to paint but it was very bright out with no shade where I would have to be.
I did some editing of the scene, in real life there is a dark black asphalt drive where the sandy trail is. I also left out the trash can and dock. The sea grapes are gorgeous right now, bright red and orange, each leaf is a work of art if you zoom your sight in. It feels so much like fall now, our hickory trees are golden and there are red Virginia creeper vines all over.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Painting 1363 The Bismark Palm at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

I painted this today at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. I have painted this palm before, it has grown a lot taller since I have been painting it. The fronds have changed colors too, when it was young they were a silvery gray. I took some liberties with the background, there are some white walls I didn't care for so I got rid of them. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. No brush used at all, its all the pallet knife and some blending with my fingers. $200.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1359 Winter in Heathcote Botanical Gardens Plein Air Alla Prima

Perfect day today, the main difficulty I had was there is so much to choose from to paint! Those are impatiens in the flower pot and some kind of begonia with huge leaves next to it. In the back is the bauhinia orchid tree which is in bloom too. The bright pink plant is a dracaena.

The painting is in oil, nice thick texture. Its 8 x 10 inches, $200.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Daily Painting 1357 Oaks at Old Fort Pierce Plein Air Alla Prima

Here are some more of the live oaks at the old fort park. I love painting their squiggly branches, they go in every direction to reach the sunlight. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Daily Painting 1356 Indian River Live Oaks Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this at the site of the original old fort that Fort Pierce is named after. There is a little park there on Indian River Drive and its a nice place to paint. Someday before I get too old and decrepit I have to work out a small plein air set up so I can climb down the river bank and paint from there, its really pretty down at the shore. The painting is oil on masonite, 12 x 16 inches,
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Daily Painting 1354 Plein Air Pair

Well this isn't a plein air but its of plein air painters so I thought I would put it on the blog anyhow. I painted this from a photo I took of fellow artists Julie Lounibos and Sherry Horton while they were painting in the garden at Hackberry Hammock. I painted it awhile ago and never got around to posting it. The painting is 6 x 8 inches, oil on canvas.
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Price: $150 USD