Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Painting 1208 Palm Pond

The painting is 8 x 10, oil on masonite. Out in the back country. $200.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Painting 1207 Where's Mom? Lost calf

I took a photo awhile ago at Adam's ranch and painted this from the photo. Click the painting to see the nice textures and details. Its 5 x 7 oil on masonite, $100.

Friday, January 28, 2011


16 x 20 inches,watercolor and ink on paper
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Painting 1206 Kelly Ann Fishing Boat

I took some photos of this boat the last time I went painting, they were coming into the inlet. I painted it last night at the Art Bank where I have a studio down town Ft. Pierce. I brought it home and showed it to my husband, he recognized the boat, its the Kelly Ann. He crewed on it years ago shark fishing. So he wanted the painting and I gave it to him. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil. I included a detail so you can see the textures and details. Not for Sale.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Rock Star"
21" x 27"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

McKee Today

8x10 oil on linen panel plein air
Jani Lori

The Inlet, a Florida Oil Landscape of Beach and Ocean by Judy Batterson

Tired of cold weather? Ready to go to the beach? This oil painting captures the sandy shores of Ponce Inlet, where the
ocean meets the river. The background shows a sailboat in the ocean while the foreground shows the turn of the water into the river. Sandy beaches form the shorelines until the river deepens. The Inlet is known as a gateway to recreation as boats travel to and fro along the river into the ocean. It is also known for sharks, but I didn't paint any fins! 16 x 20 oil on masonite $1200


Flower Sandals # 2
18 x 24 inches,watercolor and ink on paper
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Flower Sandals # 2
Another colorful approach to the sandal, I used both watercolor and ink in this piece
to give it an antiqued feeling almost as if it was stained.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Daily Painting 1205 Hurricane Bromeliads

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. The local legend is if you have a great bloom from these bromeliads, there is a good chance of a hurricane. Every year they bloom nice for me! $100.


Four Gold Heels
2 x 30 inches,watercolor and gold leaf
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Painting 1204 Cabbage Palms and Cattle

I did this painting from a photo I took out at Sexton's Ranch, not sure what kind of cattle he has here, maybe black angus? The painting took a few days, I was playing with some different techniques, it has lots of nice textures in it. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $250.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily Painting 1203 Pelican Dance

SOLD Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. The pelicans are at South Beach Jetty here in Fort Pierce. They are from a photo I took on Tuesday. $100.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daily Painting 1202 Beyond the Gate

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. I got the idea for the painting from a photo I took out at Sexton's ranch. $100.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Springtime by the Lake, a Florida Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

One of the most beautiful trees to bloom in spring is the yellow tabebuia tree. The yellow color is brilliant and lasts about two weeks. As the flowers drop, they look like yellow snowfall beneath the tree. This tree is the highlight of spring in Florida. The color is so vibrant, it is breathtaking! I used heavy impasto paint to emphasize the blooms. Framed oil on masonite. 12 x 12" $350
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Daily Painting 1201 The Last Delivery

This old truck was out at Sexton's Ranch, I liked how it looked and took a photo. I worked from my photo to do the painting. Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. $100.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Daily Painting 1200 The Three Dancers Sea Grape Trees Plein Air Alla Prima

I went out to South Beach Jetty today, these are some of the sea grape trees there. It started out very hazy and foggy and then turned into a nice day. The morning was very interesting even with the fog, the light was shining through and everything was glowing. This is from life, I was there from around 9 am till 1 o'clock. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. It has some very nice textures. $250.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Daily Painting 1199 Sea Oats on South Beach

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, has a nice texture. I left out the condos in the background. :o) $200.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Daily Painting 1198 I see you! Pelican Painting

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. The rocks are from the South Beach Jetty here in Fort Pierce. Click it to see the nice textures. $100.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Daily Painting 1197 Itchy , Pelican Painting

I guess I am getting a pelican series going on. This one is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite, $100.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Poinciana Path, a Florida oil landscape by Judy Batterson

A little bit of Florida now in Wisconsin! The owner of this painting has redone her living room to showcase "Poinciana Path". Originally from Florida, she wants to keep that tropical feeling while the Wisconsin snow surrounds her house. This painting shows a poinciana tree in full bloom with the wonderful red flowers that are so striking. The backlighting highlights the richly textured tree. She might be the only one in Wisconsin with a poinciana tree! For more Florida landscapes visit


10 x 15 inches
watercolor and crayon on paper
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Face/Shoe,plenty of color and attitude !

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Daily Painting 1195 Palm Pond

Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. It has lots of nice textures. $200.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Eucalyptus Tree

I saw an amazing tree in South Florida. The colors were spectacular and HAD TO translate it into paint! Trying to find out the name of this beautiful species! The painting is titled Ritta Tree in homage to my Artist friend Ritta, who has her studio adorned with many of these trees!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Skyway Drive II

As I mentioned in my previous post, I lost my hard drive/images from a fabulous trip this last summer!  I just might have to go back and retrace my 18 days thru 19 states again! Worse things can happen, to say the least!

Construction I

It's been a tough hard drive went on my laptop! I learned a tough lesson...never again! Lost all my material that I have been working from, out with my camera full force! I have decided to work on a larger scale this year. My daily paintings are going from 5" x 7" to 11' x 14" and then larger! That's my goal for this year. 

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

The finished painting! In the woods in Arcadia, Florida, there is a dry creek bed that serves as a trail that goes deep into the palmettos, palms and trees. When the sun is high, the light hits a clearing and highlights a rock where a person can rest while hunting or hiking. The rock marks a special place for all who walk through these woods. It never changes like the shifting shadows, thus the title. This painting was a commission and a joy to paint every layer. This commission was painted in memory of a very special man who loved to hunt in these woods. 11 x 14" giclees and prints available on request.

Daily Painting 1194 Sexton Barn work in progress

This is a plein air I did at Sexton's ranch in Vero Beach. Its a nice ranch with interesting cattle, I walked around a whole bunch to see as much as I could and decide where to paint. So I was tired when I finally started, I am not happy with the saw grass and other foliage. The plan is when it dries to put some transparent oil glazes on, this should make the painting warmer and bring out the colors I want in the grasses.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings


20" x 28"
Pastel on paper

"La Bicyclette", 12x16, oil on masonite by Maryanne Jacobsen

"La Bicyclette", 12x16, oil on masonite, by Maryanne Jacobsen

Over the past weeks (and actually months! ) I have lost a lot of interest in painting. It definitely started with the BP oil spill back in April. Now there is so much bad news everywhere, and especially regarding the environment, that one wonders if it's the end of the world! The recent mass die-offs of whales in Argentina , as well as fish and birds in the US, and huge floods and earthquakes around the world, has had me thinking that the world that I have known and loved is changing in a negative way.

Today I decided to try to paint SOMETHING! Not an easy task when you have had the blues for a few weeks.

France has always been a place of magic for me, so I decided to start in that place that I love-Provence. I also have had a mean crush on Rod Stewart for the better part of my adult life. So I turned on a Rod Stewart CD (and hit the replay button on a couple of my all-time favorites) and just went into a happy zone. Although in shadow, the bicycle is the focal point of the painting, since it is the starting point in my effort to lead the viewer's eye throughout the painting.

"La Bicyclette" was painted with palette knife only, since I knew I was too lazy to attempt to clean paint brushes in my current lousy state of mind. Let us hope that the earthquakes, floods and massive deaths of birds and fish was just a weird holiday aberation and that the new year will be full of health and happiness for the planet.

Hope everyone has a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year, and thanks for staying with me as I've wandered around in the desert.

If you have enjoyed this painting, please visit my blog at PaintDance.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Daily Painting 1193 SOLD Sea Grapes at South Beach Fort Pierce, Florida

SOLD I have always enjoyed looking at the interesting trunks of sea grapes, I love the strange way they grow and the interesting colors in them. The painting is plein air or painted from life, its 5 x 7 oil on masonite.

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

Photo #3 showing the oil layers in developing this painting of the woods in Arcadia, Florida. The middle ground palms are painted and the dry creek bed which forms the path that leads into the woods. The path leads to the rock. The patches of sunlight are also painted between the dark shadows of the foliage.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Daily Painting 1192 Pelicans on the Rocks Plein Air Alla Prima

This was a fun one, it flowed together for me. Its another one I did at the Jetty Park on South Beach. Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches. $100.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Maui Magic, by MAryanne JAcobsen, 18x24 , oil on linen, impasto paintings of tropical islands

"Maui Magic", 18x24, oil on panel-$650 by Maryanne Jacobsen

This painting was done with both palette knife and brushes. Bring the islands into your home with this dramatic painting! It would make a wonderful holiday gift or vacation memento for someone special.

This painting has sold. Please contact me if you are interested in a similar piece. My email address is, or visit my blog at Paintdance.

Happy New Year!

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Daily Painting 1191 Pelicans at the South Jetty Plein Air Alla Prima

First plein air of 2011! I haven't painted at the South Jetty before, been there a bunch fishing though. It was nice out, cloudy and the ocean was as smooth as glass. The pelicans are waiting for the fishermen to come and clean their fish so they can get some scraps. The painting is oil, 8 x 10 inches on plywood. $200.

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

Photo #2 of the oil layering sequence of "Rock of Ages". These next layers paint in the palms and other trees in the background of
the Florida woods. The ground in the foreground is established along with the focal point which will be the rock. The dappled shadows of the light streaming through the trees are painted also.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Daily Painting 1190 Savanna Sunshine

The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, nice textures. $200.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Daily Painting 1189 Up The Creek without a Paddle but it doesn't matter because we are under power

Cruising on the Indian River. Its 4 x 6 inches, oil on plywood. $100.

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

This is the first photo in a sequence of the painting, "Rock of Ages". The painting is of the Florida woods in Arcadia, Florida. The first few layers are the foundation for the composition. The sky and shadow areas are put into the first few layers of oil. The rest of the painting will come forward from this stage.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Washington Square"

20" x 28"
Pastel on paper

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Daily Painting 1188 Riverbank Palms on the Indian River

Quiet day on the Indian River, its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.