Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Skinny Dipping", II by Sally Shisler


"Skinny Dipping", II 
See "Skinny Dipping, I" below to complete the pair!
(4x4") - 201210
This painting completes a pair - see the first Skinny Dipping a few posts down.  It's a trick trying to render a nude figure whilst maintaining a pure quality.  Nothing wrong with a little seduction. But I feel that an image with even the slightest bit of 'sexy' takes too much away from the virtues of the painting in and of itself. The smallest twist in the stance of the figure can make a huge difference. Hips, in particular, and shoulders too.  I'm not convinced that I didn't avoid it, but I did give it a try. 
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reflections by Jani Lori

16x20 oil on canvas SOLD
Painting from my time in New York...beautiful reflections on the Hudson River... 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



Chocolate Cupcake
Oil Painting
by Diana White

Daily Painting 1415 Gordy Road Preserve Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one a while back, it was out at Gordy Road Preserve.  There are some nice trails there.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100.

Diane Mannion, BEACH LADY

Diane Mannion, BEACH LADY, 6x8" oil Sold

Sunday, May 27, 2012

McKee Close Up by Jani Lori

8x10 oil Plein Air
Painting available

"Walking in the Hills", by Sally Shisler



"Walking in the Hills" after Edward Henry Potthast
(4x4") - 201209
I came across a few more of Potthast's paintings that reeled me in.  More that I had to challenge myself with.  Hats seem to be hard for me and I'm not sure why.  They're shapes are so simple. You have to remember to follow the shape of the head that's underneath - otherwise the hat can end up looking like a top hat, or a chef's hat - or just plain buffoonery. I've learned SO much from these little studies that I'm hoping to carry over into larger paintings of my own subjects.  Right now I'm working on a commission - my first attempt at translating the tiny to the huge.  I really prefer working with wet, juicy paint.  Easy to do when there's not much space to cover.  Much harder with a large piece because of the obvious additional time it takes to develop the image.  I'm going to post it when it's finished and will talk a little about the insights I've gained during the process.  Happy Memorial Day!!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

CONVERSE BLUES - MARK SCHWARTZ ( HIGH HEELED ART )

Converse Blues - Mark Schwartz
Watercolor on paper

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Morning on the Indian River by Jani Lori

24x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas
Available to purchase
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Beetle, Butterfly and Backyard Flowers, Painting of Florida Flowers by Judy Batterson

"Beetle, Butterfly and Backyard Flowers"! Needed some color in my life so I cut plumbago, penta, bougainvillea and yellow daisies to bring inside....along with a beetle and butterfly! Butterflies love pentas! Painted this so I could save the vibrant colors of a Florida backyard in bloom! 11 x 14".

I think this one is finally finished!

You can scroll down on my blog http://lorisart.blogspot.com/ and see where I started this one.  There was more tweaking to do than I thought, managed to spend the whole morning on it.  Darkened her clothing, little more highlights on the jewelry, did some more work on both their eyes, noses, etc.  My husband said to finish it up, you only have five minutes of work on it.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daily Painting 1414 Royal Poinciana in a Field oil painting

There are a lot of these trees blooming here in Fort Pierce now, we have a big one in the yard and I think it will have its best bloom ever this year.  It has lots of flowers and many buds.  Its one of my favorite trees, the flowers are gorgeous, like red and orange orchids.  I used mainly one of my palette knives, the painting has plenty of textures.  My painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches,
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Rock City Gardens by Jani Lori

8x10 oil on linen panel
Plein Air by Jani Lori
The first time I went to Rock City Gardens, a commercial nursery, was many years ago with my Dad. He loved the different garden plants and the many unique garden pots, sculptures and fountains. He wanted to take me there because he knew I would love it too. He was right... I had no idea then that today I would be standing on one of the paths painting..
Painting available at http://janilori.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hudson Stockport Clouds by Jani Lori

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I just returned to Florida from New York.
  I was humbled and thrilled to be honored this April 2012.

THIS IS THE INVITATION!

Hudson Valley Map Release Party

Albany Institute of History & Art Key Cultural Center

Albany mapmaker Bill Newman will introduce the first edition of The World's Most Complete Boating Guide to New York State's Upper & Mid-Hudson River Estuary: Peekskill to Troy, New York, a new recreational boating guide to the Hudson, illustrated with original art from five Hudson Valley "en plein" artists.

The reception at the Albany Institute of History and Art will honor Hudson River Valley fine artist Jani Lori who donated her original oil painting images to illustrate this beautifully produced map. The first map off the press run will be framed and donated to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Additionally, 100 copies of the folded map will be released to the public at the reception for a donation to the Institute. 
20x16 oil on canvas Available to Purchase Click the link http://janilori.com/

Photo from the Reception at the
Albany Institute of History and ART


Daily Painting 1413 Moonlight Palms

I felt like painting a moonlit scene so here it is.  Its oil on plywood, 5 x 7 inches. 
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Rosita" - Island, Boat and Tropical Water Painting by Judy Batterson

"Rosita" Pthalo blue and pthalo green make the perfect color combination to paint the shallow waters beyond the southern tip of Florida. The boats make the perspective possible while showing the persons who are island hopping. Rosita is the name of the closest boat. Inspiration for a vacation! This painting was chosen by the Casselberry Rotary Club and Caselberry Art House as the June painting published in their 2012 Calendar, featuring Florida artists. 9"H x 11"W

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Humble Abode", 8x10, oil on linen by Maryanne Jacobsen

"Humble Abode", 8x10, oil on linen by Maryanne Jacobsen

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HIGH HEELED ART - MARK SCHWARTZ ( SHOE PAINTINGS )

Mark Schwartz - High Heeled Art

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Daily Painting 1412 Neon Banyan

I started out with an abstract background with this one and picked out the tree trunks and branches to make a jungle forest scene.  Its 8 x 10, oil on masonite.  All brushwork for a change, no painting knife and not much texture.  I felt like doing something different for a change, it was a fun painting.  $200.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Daily Painting 1411 Serene Sands Indian River Scene

This is by the Indian River at the Old Fort Park site.  There is a stream of water that flows under Indian River Drive and goes out into the river, this is that spot.  Its interesting because you can often see large fish in the stream.  This is looking towards the bridge and downtown Fort Pierce but I went back in time before all that and left out the bridge and town.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.
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MARK SCHWARTZ - HIGH HEELED ART ( SHOE PAINTINGS )

Mystic - 22 x 30 inches , watercolor on paper.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daily Painting 1410 Hibiscus Glow Abstract Expressionism

This was one of those fun ones to do, it just flowed.  I splurged on some new paint; manganese blue and I like it, I am going to be using it a lot from now on.  Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.  $100.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1409 Oak at Oxbow Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this awhile ago and forgot to post it.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  I painted it at the  Oxbow Eco-Center in Port Saint Lucie.  Its a nice place to go, good hiking trails.  $200.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daily Painting 1408 Swirling Leaves

I was in the mood for something light and free, this was one where i had put an abstract background in and then later on picked out the leaves.  Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches, $100.

MIST - MARK SCHWARTZ - HIGH HEELED ART ( MARK SCHWARTZ )

Mist - Mark Schwartz - High Heeled Art

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Daily Painting 1407 Orange Delight Miniature Hibiscus Oil Painting

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there!  :o)


I started this one awhile ago, a lot of times I do an abstract background with left over paints.   Then I let it dry and every now and then take a look at it and see if I am inspired by it.  I was beginning to think I would never see anything in this one and then all of a sudden I did and here is the result.  Its 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite. $100.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Daily Painting 1406 Bright Waters Impressionistic Palms

Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, lots of nice textures.  I wanted to capture a nice sparkly day on the river.  $200. 

Monday, May 7, 2012



Hibiscus
11 x 14 
Oil
I did this painting from a photo I took last
week, I love hibiscus flowers. The are 
so beautiful. 

Diana White
www.dianawhite.com   

Daily Painting 1405 Hibiscus Bouquet

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  Its got lots of texture, I enjoyed painting it.  $100.

Lone Cypress, Coastal Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

"Lone Cypress" is probably the most painted tree on the coast of California. This painting happened because this Florida girl took a trip to Carmel and stayed on the 17 Mile Drive. I had always wanted to see this famous tree, and there is was in front of me! The high rocky coastline of the area took my breath away. And now I know why artists paint the water in the Pacific with a lot of pthalo blue...because it is that color! Amazing! This painting is a commission for a resident of the area. 8 x 10" original oil on canvas.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HIGH HEELED ART - MARK SCHWARTZ

Petals - 22 x 30 inches , watercolor on paper.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Daily Painting 1404 Orchid at Immokolee Plein Air Alla Prima

Its oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches.  I had been looking at this spectacular orchid since I arrived and didn't think I could paint it, finally got my nerve up and here it is.  Its a huge plant, I never saw one that big.

$100.

HIGH HEELED ART - MARK SCHWARTZ ( SHOE PAINTINGS)

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12 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper
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