Friday, December 31, 2010

Daily Painting 1187 Bright Branches on the Indian River

Low tide at the Indian river lagoon. The painting is 4 x 6 inches on masonite, $100.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Daily Painting 1186 Waves in the Indian River

I am finally getting back to painting and blogging. I had the bug from Hell, it lasted almost two months. I would get a bit better and then have to go back on another antibiotic. Its been a week now since the last antibiotic, hopefully it is finished for good now.

The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite. Its almost all painted with the palette knife and has super texture. I had fun painting it, it was nice to get back to painting, it feels like forever. $200.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Indulge Your Inner Princess, a Painting of Stiletto Heels by Judy Batterson

Not my typical Florida oil landscape painting! But these are the shoes of a Florida native! In fact, they cost her over $1,000. So I thought I would paint a portrait of her shoes for posterity! They are her handmade dream stilettos, embedded with little Swarovski crystals. She danced the night away (but couldn't walk the next day!). Women and their shoes. What can we say?!
This is a 9 x 12" acrylic painting. The original sold to the owner of the shoes! Giclees available on request. For other paintings of Florida landscapes, see

Roanoke III

Passed through Roanoke, VA this summer, felt as if I was in the 1940's or earlier. A very nostalgic and beautiful town to visit. Quite a strong palette used for exterior colors of the time!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Bright Park"

28" x 20"
Pastel on paper

Blue Ridge Parkway I

Fabulous experience driving along the Blue Ridge Drive this summer! Finally catching up with painting during my winter break between semesters! A fleeting moment of the picturesque beauty!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway I

Fabulous experience driving through the Blue Ridge Drive this summer! Finally catching up with painting during my winter break between semesters! A fleeting moment of the picturesque beauty!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings


12" x 9"
Pastel on paper

Roanoke I and II

I had the good fortune to pass through Roanoke, VA this summer. What wonderful older homes with great charm, takes you back in time! Plan on working a tiny bit more on these  two paintings.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Construction One

This past year I have become intrigued by construction equipment. Often I document machines that I see from the roadside. The strong shapes, colors are quite inspirational for paintings.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Seems fitting to post this painting on a Sunday! Sundays should be a relaxing day (in my book)! Looking forward to the next two weeks of enjoying break between semesters and hopefully a bunch of daily paintings!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Black and White"

12" x 9"
Pastel on paper


SOLD 12/18/2010

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Poinciana and Oranges, a Florida Oil Landscape of Orange Grove, Poinciana Tree, Old Florida by Judy Batterson

A large poinciana tree is in bloom with brilliant red blossoms. Across the path is an orange grove laden with fruit. The interplay of light and shadow is shown by the sunlight on the bright colors of red, orange and green while billowing clouds stand out against a dark sky. Florida heat leads to afternoon thunderstorms, and the painting tells this story. Large and colorful, this is a painting of Florida the way it used to be and can still be found down sandy back roads. Original Oil on masonite. 21 x 36 " $2400

Bulldog in a Moving Truck

Always captured by the pleasure dogs get from riding in cars and hanging out the window. This guy took me by surprise, he hangs of his Daddy's moving truck!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Daily Painting 1185 Palm Shadow

I haven't posted for awhile, helped put on the art show that was this weekend at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful weekend and a nice show. Wore me out though! I can't believe I got this up tonight, its supposed to be a hard freeze tonight so we brought all my orchids and tender plants inside and covered the rest up. Its a job and a half, I have too many plants! The painting is oil, 5 x 7 inches, framed, $125.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

28" x 20"

Florida Fire Hydrant

When taking my dog for long walks, I am entertained by how the fire hydrants are painted in huge variety of colors! None are polychromed in the typical stereotype fire hydrant red!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

High Heeled Art Print - Mark Schwartz

High Heeled Art Print
16 x 20 inches
Fine Art Matte Giclee Paper
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I am very proud to release my first High Heeled Art Print,taken from one of my
best known paintings called Elements.
This 16 x 20 print is ready for framing,it is shipped in a tube to your door!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Motherhood, 16x20, oil on linen, by Maryanne Jacobsen

"Motherhood",by Maryanne Jacobsen 16x20, oil on linen-$1,000

I had painted this same scene about a year ago, in a much smaller format, (9x12) Without going into a lot of detail about the circumstances, the painting ended up looking very different from my original intentions, thanks to the fact that I doubted my own abilities. So for a long time I had wanted to do another one, this time in a larger format, but the weeks and months just passed me by.

Always daunted by the prospect of attempting figurative work, I procrastinated until yesterday. Ironically, I was right smack in the middle of checking the values of the grisaille when the phone rang. It was my sister , informing me that my mother is not expected to live more than a few more days. It was the memories of my sweet, lovely mother than kept me painting late last night, long after I knew it was time to stop.

I finished the painting today, knowing that time was not on my side in terms of continuing to paint wet into wet.

Perhaps I'll eventually go back and refine it further. I do see some things that I'd like to change. But overall, I know it is a good painting in spite of the haste I exerted in order to complete it. I used David Leffel's palette because I have come to realize that there are times to push color and there are times when you shouldn't push the color. And I just wanted this painting to be soft and peaceful. David Leffel's palette consists of colors that I rarely use, like burnt umber, terra rosa, raw umber and naples yellow. Until I become an expert at flesh tones, these earth tones make it easier for me to do a more natural portraiture than using pure color.

Motherhood is not for the feint of heart. As a child growing up in Philadelphia, I recall that there was never one day in my childhood that I did not come home from school to a clean house, a healthy supper and freshly washed and ironed clothes. I feel very sorry for the children of today, many of whom know neither what it's like to have a home-cooked meal or to have two parents. It is not the fault of the mothers that must go out to work. But, it is where we have come as a society, as a result of circumstances beyond our control , that has brought us to the state where children rarely have the same luxuries that I myself experienced and that is very sad.

A huge thank-you to Sara and Ashley and Ellie. Without all three of you this painting could not have come about. That being said, I am dedicating the painting to you, mom, because I could not have painted it without thinking good thoughts of you throughout. Thank-you, mother, du fond de mon coeur, for all that you did to make me the person that I am today.

I love you.

For more information about this painting, please visit my blot at PaintDance.

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White Cat Wally, 5" x 7", oil on panel

Just finished another semester and turned in grades! Officially on break and planning on being very productive by painting most everyday.
This is hopefully the first of many posts to come! Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prints of Summer Garden by Jani Lori

11x14 Matted signed prints of original plein air oil painting
by Jani Lori available
 E-mail janilori2@gmail

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Daily Painting 1184 Schooling into the Light

Its oil on gessoed archival mat board, 5 x 7 inches. $100.

Garden of Eden, Oil Painting with Palm and Stream by Judy Batterson

“Garden of Eden” from Genesis. Eden, the garden of God, is full of symbolism. The description is in Genesis 2. Abundant fruit-bearing and beautiful trees grew there while a stream watered the Garden. Archeologists believe that the date palm was one of the first trees in the Garden. It was a place of peace and serenity. This is my glimpse into the Garden of Eden. The painting will be used for the cover of a book of poetic and healing prayers. May this picture bring peace to those who view it, especially as they read the prayers soon to be published. The book will be available in 2011 at the Glennon House in Winter Park, FL. 18" x 24" original oil, $1500 and beautifully framed.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Daily Painting 1183 Magic Evening

Its 8 x 10, oil on gessoed archival mat board. $200.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Daily Painting 1182 Visiting in the Sea Fan

Its oil, 5 x 7 on gessoed mat board. $100.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Daily Painting 1181 The Green Fish

I am finally painting again, I had some awful bug for all of November, got very weak from it. I had no interest in anything. The painting is on archival mat board, oil, 5 x 7 inches, $100.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

27" x 40"

"Serendipity", 12x12 by Maryanne Jacobsen, palette knife floral

"Serendipity", 12x12, by Maryanne Jacobsen, oil on wrapped canvas-$325 with free shipping! Add a frame for only $25 and receive the painting ready to give as a gift for the holidays! (Note: Please click on the photo to see a close-up of the texture.)

I haven't done one of these gooey paintings in a while. I call them gooey paintings because there is so much paint on the canvas that it literally seems as though I was icing a cake instead of painting a still life floral! These paintings almost always start out as an attempt to conserve paint. I try to save what is left over on my palette from the day's painting session, so I spread all the left over paint on the canvas like icing. This usually results in a thick coating of earth colored paint. But then my efforts to conserve paint go out the window and I inevitably have to start all over again the next day with fresh paint in order to finish the painting!

Here is photo of the painting framed:

Anyhow, this painting was done with a palette knife only and was fun to do. It was serendipitous that I had a bunch of flowers, glass vases and an orange at my fingertips when I started the painting, and so I didn't have to think too much about the subject. If you like thick paint and an abstract approach to subject matter, then you'll probably like this. Please visit my blog at PaintDance and use the PayPal button to purchase.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Friendship Offering", 9x12, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, floral painting by Maryanne Jacobsen

"Friendship Offering", 9x12, by Maryanne Jacobsen- oil on gallery-wrapped canvas-$250 with free shipping for the holidays!

After a busy couple of weeks, it was good to get back to painting today! It was wonderful spending time with loved ones and friends over the holidays, but it's always a bit of a relief to get back to normal , too.

This past week was a busy one, but one that will leave many cherished memories in my mind. Over the weekend we invited friends to the house for dinner and a special friend brought me some lovely autumn flowers. Today I decided that I could not let them go to waste, so I painted them, adding the tangelo and grapes, as you can see below:

This painting was done in earth colors, on gallery wrapped canvas. I painted the sides to match the scene, so a frame is not required. It would make a lovely holiday gift and is specially priced for the Christmas season, including free shipping! If you wish to purchase this painting, please visit my blog at Paintdance and use the Paypal button. It will be mailed as soon as it is dry, but please allow at least a week to ship!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Old Florida, a Florida Oil Landscape with Palm and Water by Judy Batterson

Take a trip into the heart of Florida along trails next to lakes and creeks. There is always dense foliage along the edge of the dark water which reflects the blue sky and palms. Patches of sand and reeds are dotted between the land and water. This is "Old Florida", a vast ecosystem of saltwater marshes and freshwater lakes. This painting captures the sunlight highlighting the edge of a Florida lake. The light beams into the shadows and highlights the palms and sand. This is the old Florida I remember as a child when my friends and I would "go exploring" in the woods. The good news is the beauty of hidden lakes can be found today not only down hiking trails but also in parks and preserves. In this painting, Florida's wild beauty translates into color and light. Original oil on masonite. $395 Framed

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hope for Love by Jani Lori

8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas Sold

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Wooded Path"
16" x 20"


Marine Art by Sharon Guy

Boats in the Bay, oil on canvas, 20 in. x 16 in.

I used my plein air studies from Sarasota Bay as a source for a larger painting. To see more of my art, visit Sharon Guy Art.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Egret and Lily Pads, a Tropical Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

I was standing next to this pond when suddenly a large white egret swooped down and landed in the water. The egret ignored me and went about the business of catching fish and eating them. I took as many photos as I could while the bird was occupied with fishing! The setting and lighting were perfect. The dark water was a perfect contrast for the white bird. The lily pads added an impressionistic touch. It was a Florida moment meant to be painted. The bright colors add a whimsical touch. 16 x 20 Original Oil on canvas.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Lady in Waiting"
20" x 28"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Purple meets Orange", 16x12, oil on linen, by Maryanne Jacobsen

Purple Meets Orange". 16x12, oil on linen- $750 by MAryanne Jacobsen

This painting received the People's Choice Award at Friday evening's opening reception of The Venice Art Center's newest exhibit, "Show us your Best". Because most of my newest paintings were placed in my new solo exhibit at The North Port Art Center , I wasn't sure whether to enter this juried show or not. In the end, my husband suggested this piece as an entry, and now I am glad that I took his suggestion. Although I did not attend the opening reception, I understand that the place was packed on Friday night, so I feel honored to have received this award from the votes of fellow artists and the Venice community of art patrons. Thanks to all who voted for the painting!

If you wish to purchase this painting, please phone the Venice Art Center at (941) 485-7136. The exhibit runs until December 10th.

To view more of mt art , please visit my blog at PaintDance, or my website at Maryanne Jacobsen Fine Art.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Inspired by the Ocean

Ocean Being, Acrylics & Pastel on paper, 19 in. x 16 in.

Looking at the ocean so much has been an inspiration for the last few years. I own a large conch shell that I can use for a still life subject. While painting it from life, I added colors that suggest moving water. Expressing the essence of the shell and the ocean became my focus. Acrylics and pastels make a nice combination for a mixed media piece of art. Sharon Guy Art.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Watercolor Abstractions

Horizontal Waves, Watercolor on paper, 6 in. x 4 in.

Sometimes I like to work with abstracted images that are inspired by nature. This one has strong colors and designs, and it expresses the essence of waves, sea and sky. Sharon Guy Art.

Daily Painting 1180 Brilliant Palms

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

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Hat Ladies"
21" x 21"

Hammock Sunset, a Florida Coastal Oil by Judy Batterson

A beautiful sight to witness along the Florida coast is a glorious sunset reflected in the waterways and hammocks. Palms are silhouetted against a fiery sky. This painting shows a mass of clouds overhead which appear dark against the bright setting sun.
Drama and color at the same time! 16 x 20 oil on canvas.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Project by Jani Lori

On the easel is a 24x30 of the project. After a memorial service this summer, while the adults were talking and grieving, the kids were busy outside. When asked what they were doing they cheerfully replied "the project". Using wonderful kid imaginations they had gathered rocks, sticks, dirt, branches, banana peels, and assorted objects and built a sculpture on the sidewalk. Leave it to kids to demonstrate how life goes on. I snapped a photo on my cell phone and remembered it this week. It was a good "project" for me too. What are you up to?

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