Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daily Painting 1367 A Calming View

I did this one last week, loosely based on a photo I had taken at Pepper Park. I "grew" the palm tree up a bit and removed some bushes that were in the way of the ocean. The rest is as it was, the sea grapes are beautifully colored right now. The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Big Sis, Little Sis" by Sally Shisler

"Big Sis, Little Sis"
(4x4") - 201201
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Been so long since I last posted that I nearly forgot how to log in. Late last fall I went through a major guilt phase for abandoning my painting - once again; turning to the business of the midlife crisis. Or something there-abouts. Had lots of time to redefine and clarify what makes my life tick in ways that don't interfere with fate. Feeling great these days and much better balanced. Mom had a great experience back up in NY for 6 months and then decided, with our support, that she'd be best off here in Florida. So she returned 2 weeks ago. Last Wednesday marked the first anniversary of my dad's passing. Time has healed us a great deal, and we're able to talk often about what a joy he was without drowning in pools of our own tears, snot and drizzle.

As for my painting, I'm going to pick up where I left off last summer. Figures in stark sunlight, near the water, are still intriguing me and I feel there's more to do. To start off, I'm revisiting the roll of photos that I have from our summer vacation in NC. This scene is from the same swimming hole as in my last post, "Playing on the Rocks". I've dropped the frilly bells and whistles (no bows or petticoats...) and gone straight to the actual scene. Changed the color of the girls' bathing suits, but other than that, it's true to the times.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1366 Windswept Skies Pepper Park view

I did this one at the open studio at Art Mundo last night, it was lots of fun painting with everyone. I worked from a photo I took from one of the boardwalks at Pepper Park on Tuesday. I loved all the colors, the seagrapes look so pretty now. The paint is nice and thick on this one, I enjoyed piling it on. The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. $100.

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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Monday, January 23, 2012

Daily Painting 1364 Sailing the Indian River

I had fun painting this, it has lots of nice, thick textures. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Egret Oil Painting By Diana White

Oil Painting  18 x 24 inches      www.dianawhite.com 

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.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1362 Sheltered Bay Indian River Lagoon

It was hard for me to get painting today, I wasn't feeling too inspired. I cut up an old T-shirt for paint rags and looked through my sketch book. I had a sketch that was sort of like this scene and started painting it. It was hard to stop once I got started. There is some glare on the right, I got busy and couldn't get a photo till tonight.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $200.

Green Pottery with Lavender 11 x 14 Oil on linen by Trudy Beard-Lazaroe

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reeds and Red Boat, Florida Lake Landscape by Judy Batterson

Painting en plein air, I set up in the morning on a dock jutting into Lake Jessamine. On the shoreline was a little red boat pulled up into the reeds. The morning sun made the reeds golden with light. The lily pads and small palms caught the sunlight, too. While I was painting, the waves in the lake made the dock sway constantly. Challenging to an artist! I'm going to set up on solid ground from now on!! 9 x 12" original Oil

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12" x 24" Blue Hydrangeas on textured ground. Contact me for more information: trudy@trudybearddesigns.com

Daily Painting 1361 Pelican Pair on the Indian River

This one took a bit longer than usual, I had started the painting and ran out of time, thought I just needed to tweak one of the beaks. I picked it back up today and 40 minutes more of more tweaking than just the beak I feel it is finished. Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. I used one of my son's photos to paint from, his photo blog is here: http://garysphotog.blogspot.com/
Below is a crop of the painting so you can see the details better. To see even better, click the picture.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Painting 1360 Night Blooming Cereus miniature oil painting

This is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite. I started this painting months ago, it got put aside and I finally finished it. $100.

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.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintings

"Roman Terrace"

18" x 24"

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Daily Painting 1358 Diving for Dinner Pelican Oil Painting

This is a painting I did from one of my son's photos, he takes really nice ones. Here is a link to his blog:
The pelicans were diving into the Indian River. Click on the picture to see it larger. The painting is 8 x 10 inches,
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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.

16 x 20 Hibuscus by Diana White


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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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Daily Painting 1355 Fishing on the Saint Lucie River

I saw these girls fishing and thought they would make a nice painting. Its 6 x 8 inches, oil on masonite.
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Garden Path at Cypress Grove Park, a Contemporary Impressionism Florida Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

Painting en plein air on such a beautiful day made time pass so quickly. Before I knew it, the sun was making distinct shadows of the large bamboo and camellia bushes on the path to the rose garden. The shadows were a cool blue while the grass reflected the warmth from the sunlight. A large mossy oak cooled off the background. Capturing light and shadow gives the viewer the impression of the path setting at that point in time. 9 x 12" original oil.

Lynn Morgan Contemporary Pastel Paintingts

"Pirate's Gate"

20" x 30"

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Daily Painting 1354 Plein Air Pair

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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