Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Landscape Tree Painting "Reach for the Sun" 6x8" Oil SOLD

This massive oak tree lives on a neighboring farm in North Carolina.  It is beautiful any time of the day, but seemed even more so with the sun setting behind it.


I have been on a tree painting frenzy this past few days, fueled and influenced by a small painting I purchased from Robert Kimball.  If you are not familiar with his work, I hope you will check out his blog.  His color choices are excellent.

I have wanted to do some tree studies for quite some time, but never seemed to get around to it.  This week I did several and will be posting them soon.

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Roses,"Coastal Sea Roses"Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Coastal Sea Roses is a palette knife done with oils. Imagine the pop of bright pink, lacey sea roses. Their fragrance and delicate look are so captivating. You just have to stop and smell the roses. Impatiens spilling out of an old wooden window box, eating chowder and clam cakes and can you smell that sea air? 

This painting is SOLD, but prints and greeting cards are available HERE.

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Common Thread" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 Acrylics on Canvas



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Still Life Vegetable Painting, "Trio of Radish" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Painting

This is a painting I did several years ago.  It has been sitting in my files of paintings to post since then,  but somehow I never got around to posting it.

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I get excited when I go to the grocery and find fresh vegetables and fruits with leaves attached.  Am I sick???

Monday, March 30, 2015


Still trying to paint flowers. This one was more difficult for me. I just could not achieve the vibrant hues I wanted!

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Perfectly Rational Spin" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is no longer available, however,prints are available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,"A Color Symphony" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

A Color Symphony is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. This is a tropical sunset of a different sort. Have I gone from the sublime to the ridiculous?

Coastal Art Painting,Palm Trees

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cuba Libre, Oil Painting of Old Havana by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

The Cuban culture has had a wonderful influence on Florida. The food and music as well as the zest for life has inspired not only paintings but many restaurants, too. This painting was named after a restaurant that features a wall that looks like Old Havana. 16x20" oil on canvas.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rainier Meadow, 10x8 Landscape Oil Painting, Pacific Northwest by Carmen Beecher

The Pacific Northwest is so beautiful, and so different from my home state of Florida, which is flat as a flitter and doesn't have gigantic trees. Our country has as diverse a landscape as could be imagined, and it's one of the things I love about it. Being in this meadow made me want to burst into the opening song in Sound of Music, but I don't like to embarrass my husband.

Garden Landscape Art Painting, Buddha Art "A Happy Place, Buddha's Garden" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Imagine walking through the woods on a beautiful sunny day and coming across this Buddha in the middle of a bamboo stand. What a peaceful place...I enjoyed the play of light on the forest floor.I think its time to meditate! 

32"x12"x1.0 " Original/SOLD

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Arrachme Published in New Art Book "Incites 2 Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media "

Arrachme been published by Northlight Books in "Incites 2 Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media "

 This book is a hard cover book,and is sold at Barnes and Noble

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Tropical Landscape, Palette Knife 8x10 Painting, SOLD

Recently, several of my paintings were reproduced on solid wood plank hand distressed panels by Artehouse LLC.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I have never posted this original artwork which is among those being marketed.

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These palms, next to the intercoastal waterway on the east coast of Florida, are shown during the "golden hour".  Golden hour refers to that brief time when the setting sun bathes the landscape is a golden glow.

I tried to capture that glow in my painting, but it is a poor version of the glorious view I had that November afternoon.  Even photographs pale next to the real thing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Daily Painting, "Bunny", 6x8, Oil

My youngest grandson was visiting our home when he spied this rabbit in our yard.  He and his Mom are really big animal lovers.


So, when we found this rabbit, I grabbed the camera and got out of the way.  Trevor managed to get a very nice shot of it through the window.

He was very excited when I surprised him with this little painting, and today, it hangs in a place of honor in his bedroom.

Palm Afternoon, a Tropical Florida Landscape Oil Painting by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

This 16x20" oil landscape captured an Old Florida coastal feeling. The late afternoon sun made light and shadows appear in a secluded cove. I painted it hoping the viewer would feel the balmy breezes and tropical tranquility.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daily Painting, "Waves", Seascape, 6x8", Oil, SOLD

I enjoy trying to capture the feel of the surf rushing to shore on my canvas.

The ocean seems to have a different character and color each time I visit.  This is the east coast of Florida, while California is much more rugged and has a deep rich blue hue.

I like to use my daily paintings very informally in my home.  Just prop them up where ever the mood strikes! No frame necessary!

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Botanical Art Paintings,"Yellow Frangipani" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Botanical Art Paintings, Flower Art Oil on Canvas-12"x16"/SOLD

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Etheral Illusion" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Canvas/Color Study


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Breakfast in the Garden, Springtime in Florida Breakfast Outdoors by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

Silver coffee pot and beautiful outside table setting for breakfast welcomed spring weather. Serving the morning meal in a garden was a special moment. 8x10" oil on canvas board.


I don't do a lot of flowers, they frustrate me, but I am planning to try a few. I felt I had to give this one a try. I was on my way to paint with my group, wondering what I would work on, and when I stepped outside, my gardenia bush had it's first bloom of the season. I took it along, was not successful but tried again later in the day.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Daily Painting "Morning Sail" 6x8 Oil Landscape SOLD

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 
--Mark Twain 

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The thing about sailing, is that it looks like a lot more fun than it actually is.  I know, I know, that's just my opinion, so please don't get upset!  I enjoyed my days on the boat and I still love to spend an afternoon sailing.

Now, when I see a sail boat heading out on a beautiful sunny day, it seems like a little piece of paradise.
The real thing  almost never beats out imagination.  It's easy to forget the day the sail ripped or the day we sailed home in a raging storm with lightening strikes all around us.

Today, I will imagine....and paint about it.

Happy Birthday to my baby girl, Shelly!