Saturday, June 30, 2012

BIRD AND SHOES - MARK SCHWARTZ ( PAINTINGS OF SHOES )

Bird and Shoes
16 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper
one of a kind
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Daily Painting 1431 Tall Palms in the Morning

These palms are growing near Immokolee, and there were lavender morning glories growing underneath them.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches, $100.
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ANOTHER STANCE - MARK SCHWARTZ ( PAINTINGS OF SHOES )

Another Stance - Mark Schwartz
16 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daily Painting 1430 Wednesday's Winds Tropical Storm Debby

I took some photos of the outer band winds of tropical storm Debby on Tuesday but I painted this last night on Wednesday and one of my friends suggested the title.   I enjoyed the storm, we didn't have any damage and there was just enough wind to be interesting and not scary. The painting is 12 x 16 oil on masonite, lots of nice texture. This is a view of the Indian River, the opposite shore is covered by the approaching rain.  $500.
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Diane Mannion, MICHAEL


Diane Mannion, MICHAEL, 16x20" oil on linen
Demo on my blog.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT SIESTA KEY

Squirrels By The Path, gouache on paper, 12 in. x 9 in.
I painted this en plein air this morning at the picnic area at Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida.  It was a relatively cool morning.  The squirrels came over while I was sketching, so I sketched them right into my composition.  My website is at Sharon Guy Art.

Florida Barn by Jani Lori

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Daily Painting 1429 Bear Point Egret

This is another painting I came back to, I added the bird.  Its of Bear Point a nice park on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce.  There is a super fishing dock and a tall viewing platform where you can look for birds from.  The painting is oil on masonite, 5 x 7 inches, $100.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Daily Painting 1428 Settling in for the Night White bird oil painting

I had started this awhile ago, thought it needed the birds so let the painting dry and added them in. Its got lots of nice textures.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $200. 
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Sunday, June 24, 2012


Great House Butterfly Farm Plein Air
9  x 12 inches
Oil on Artist Board

by Diana White

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Gail's Planter

Diane Mannion, GAIL'S PLANTER, 6x8" oil
A friend's Mexican pottery in the afternoon sun.
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PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT SIESTA BEACH

Sea Oats And Grasses, gouache on paper, 12 in. x 9 in. by Sharon Guy.  I had a couple of hours to paint early in the morning before it started to rain.  The light was soft and gray because of the clouds.  My website is at http://www.sharonguyart.com. I also have a shop on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/people/sharonguy.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diane Mannion, IBIS

Diane Mannion, IBIS, 6x8" oil
Posted this on my blog today along with a demo of my painting, WATER PEOPLE.

Daily Painting 1427 Indian River Sail

  Nice warm day for a cool sailboat ride on the Indian River. Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, lots of textures. $200.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Girl With Red Bucket, gouache on paper, 9 in. x 12 in.  A scene from Siesta Key beach.  My website is at http://www.sharonguyart.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"At the Beach" (yellow skirt) by Sally Shisler


"At the Beach" (yellow skirt) after EH Potthast
(4x4") - 201215
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I have some 4x4" gesso board that's been laying around for a while, and I finally decided to go ahead and give it a try for painting.  My usual surface is Centurion oil primed linen that I cut down and mount onto gator board.  It's been my preference for about 2 years (after I went on a spree buying and trying all different kinds of 'stuff' to get the best of what I'd need to kill as many birds with one stone as possible).  I really enjoyed the gesso board though I believe there was some absorption of the paint rather than what I'm used to with the linen.  The linen allows the paint to sit on top of the surface more.  Just the same, I think I'll do several more like this to see where it goes. 

About workshops - so many have asked, and yes, I still do them and I am in the process of putting together the next few for this year.  Probably will aim for 2 more.  (Next year I will be teaching in GA, and hopefully in TX - thanks to the honor of being invited as a Signature Member of Contemporary Fine Art International).  I have also put feelers out for the central NJ area). I'll keep everyone posted.
Anyone who has asked, I've put you on the list of artists who are interested. 

Finally, I believe I'm going to send out a short questionnaire soon to ascertain who is interested in studying what.  My endeavors & methods have changed a lot since I first began teaching a few years ago, and I'd hate to plan something that not everyone was expecting.

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Windy Palm Miniature Oil Painting




Cabbage palm blowing in the wind.   ACEO size, oil on watercolor paper. 2.50 x 3.50 inches 
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Calm on the Indian River by Jani Lori

Monday, June 18, 2012

Daily Painting 1426 Take Off American Egret Oil Painting

This is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite, I used to do a whole bunch this size, it was what fit into my painting box.  I mainly used a palette knife on this one, it has a nice texture. 
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Diane Mannion, WATER PEOPLE

Diane Mannion, WATER PEOPLE, 20x16" oil on linen

Saturday, June 16, 2012



Banana Leaves
Oil Painting
11 x 14 inches
By
Diana White

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Florida Hammock, an "Old Florida" Coastal Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

A Florida hammock,appearing still and quiet, is actually teeming with life. Palms and mangroves are painted in detail as they grow out of the foliage along the waterway. This hammock, with abundant wildlife and strong reflections, is typical of the marshy hammocks along the low coastal areas of Florida. A cool palette of blues and greens make a calming scene. Very natural and tranquil. Oil on canvas. 16"H x 20"W This painting will be in the Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays in July.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Daily Painting 1425 Morning Flight American Egret Painting

I did this painting in two stages, started the background a bit ago, had some nice colors left over and I didn't want to throw them away.  They look much nicer in person, the oranges in the sky look a bit brown on my monitor, it is cloudy today, maybe that is why.

Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite,
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Live Oak 4x4 by Jani Lori

4x4 oil on linen panel

2 inch black frame
Live oak trees are some of the most amazing trees here in Florida. The are protected in Vero Beach and grow big, beautiful and gnarly.
Love them...this is a 4x4 oil painting on linen being sold with frame at http://www.cfai.co

Thursday, June 14, 2012

'Playing With Color'
Bottles
by
Diana White
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barbie by Jani Lori

5x7 oil on RayMar linen panel
I lived on a farm in NY till I was about ten. Did not learn to appreciate cats. There was always a few of them around the barn, milk was put out for them, they chased the mice. Farm kids knew not to pick up "barn cats". They were definitely wild hunters and would scratch, bite and claw to get out of our hands. Barbie is a friend's cat...I have learned to tolerate Barbie...  http://janiloripaints.blogspot.com
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Daily Painting 1424 Sabal Palm and Two Live Oaks minature oil painting plein air

I did this from life awhile ago, didn't like it so I got it back out and scraped off the offending parts and re-painted a bit.  There was this building in the background with two windows, it kind of looked like eyes looming out of the painting at you. I like it so much better without the house. Its from the Old Fort Park site.   Its 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite, $100.

"Late Summer Interlude" by Sally Shisler

"Late Summer Interlude"
(16x20 Oval")
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You may remember this painting from several years back.  Five to be exact. The other night we had an intense rain storm that scared the be-jeezis out of me because my studio started to leak large amounts of water. Both from above and coming in from outside.  Thank god nothing got damaged.  I was able to get out there soon enough to save my things.  One of them was a chest that has several of my older pieces stored away for safe keeping. I was relieved to find that nothing inside was scathed.  At any rate, I kept this piece out so that I could compare it to what I've been painting these days.  I'm working on a commission (2x2') of a beach scene for a new client and it's interesting to me how much actually hasn't changed in my style.  Palettes are a different story. The colors in "Late Summer" were my favorite back then and I used them over and over. I still love the combination, but I'm pleased that in the span of recent years, my use of color has matured quite a bit - it seems anyway...


I also wanted to thank all of you who have been leaving comments and emailing me.  It's wonderful to hear from so many people!  Of course, with that comes the pressure to try and get back to everyone - which I have to say that I'm not very good at.  I have good intentions, but those are worthless without some action.

About workshops - so many have asked, and yes, I still do them and I am in the process of putting together the next few for this year.  Probably will aim for 2 more.  (Next year I will be teaching in GA, and hopefully in TX - thanks to the honor of being invited as a Signature Member of Contemporary Fine Art International).  I have also put feelers out for the central NJ area). I'll keep everyone posted.

Anyone who has asked, I've put you on the list of artists who are interested. 

Finally, I believe I'm going to send out a short questionnaire soon to ascertain who is interested in studying what.  My endeavors & methods have changed a lot since I first began teaching a few years ago, and I'd hate to plan something that not everyone was expecting.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Daily Painting 1423 Sunny Path to the River Summer time painting

Playing with paint!  I did have a photo but the only thing I used from it was the foreground palms and morning glories.  The rest is made up.  The photo wasn't that interesting, no clouds, no river or path.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite,
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Stockport by Jani Lori

"Walking in the Hills" 2 by Sally Shisler (after EH Potthast)


"Walking in the Hills - 2" after Edward Henry Potthast
(4x4") - 201209a
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Many of my most popular paintings have numerous purchase requests. For those who miss out, I always offer to paint a new version just for them (commission, if you will).  This is the second painting that I've done of this image.  The first one is a few posts below - it sold right away.  There are major differences in the two versions - on purpose, so that I'm not simply repainting the exact same thing.  The first version has a very high contrast quality with super white whites & dark darks.  I LOVE working this way, mainly because I'm pretty sure how to get the effect I'm looking for directly without spoiling the looseness and freshness of the paint application. Today's version has several mid-range gray valued colors. All are on the warm side of color temp, but some are warmer than others.  I'm thrilled that it's success comes not from strong contrast, but from well developed areas of local color.

I also wanted to thank all of you who have been leaving comments and emailing me.  It's wonderful to hear from so many people!  Of course, with that comes the pressure to try and get back to everyone - which I have to say that I'm not very good at.  I have good intentions, but those are worthless without some action.

About workshops - so many have asked, and yes, I still do them and I am in the process of putting together the next few for this year.  Probably will aim for 2 more.  (Next year I will be teaching in GA, and hopefully in TX - thanks to the honor of being invited as a Signature Member of Contemporary Fine Art International).  I have also put feelers out for the central NJ area). I'll keep everyone posted.

Anyone who has asked, I've put you on the list of artists who are interested. 

Finally, I believe I'm going to send out a short questionnaire soon to ascertain who is interested in studying what.  My endeavors & methods have changed a lot since I first began teaching a few years ago, and I'd hate to plan something that not everyone was expecting.

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Daily Painting 1422 Morning Mists Australian Pines

I had fun with this one, its a fantasy painting, painted out of my head.  I think the Australian pines are considered a pest now a days but I like them.  They are lovely to climb in, as easy to climb as a ladder.

No mail for me today, went to the mailbox to pick it up and there was a black snake inside, probably scared the mail lady.

The painting is oil on masonite 8 x 10 inches,
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Reflections
by 
Diana White

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1421 Dancing Egrets at Hackberry Hammock

I started this one awhile ago, thought it needed something so I added the birds.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches, $200. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"At the Beach" after Edward H. Potthast




"At the Beach" after Edward H. Potthast (4x4") - 201214
Hats and umbrellas; umbrellas and hats...  For whatever reason, they are a challenge.  More importantly, I want to discuss the inclusion of a black person.  Because everything I've painted up until now has been creamy white folks. One of my husband's best friends is black. She asked me the other day why I haven't ever including someone black.  What can I say?  It was a terrific question!  I have to tell on myself and say I just never had the occasion to or even thought of it.  Black skin has a wonderful quality with MANY more variations in color and value than that of white skin. From rich dark prussian blue hues, to light caramelly tones, it offers lots of mixing fun!
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Thursday, June 7, 2012


Banana Leaves
Oil Painting
by
Diana White

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Daily Painting 1420 Indian River Shore Line

This is a view looking to the north while I was standing next to the Indian River.  I left out the bridge and building, going back in time a bit.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100.

"Beach Time" by Sally Shisler




"Beach Time" (4x4") - 201213
Contemporary subject; classical colors.  I wanted to break out a little bit, tone things down from the last few posts.  Again (like in the Skinny Dipping paintings-sexy nude), I was wary of this piece being pigeonholed into a genre (cutesy mother, child) taking away from any merits it might have as just a painting.  I really love working with very dark darks - the transparent ones.  Sap green, alizarin crimson & ultramarine blue. Mixed together, they create succulent colors.  I had been trying out the M. Graham oils for a while.  Very good quality pigment that has walnut oil for the medium.  Not to mention very nice tube openings and tops. I thought it might cut down on the amount of walnut oil I use when I'm mixing my paint.  But it didn't.  Also, as much as I wanted the brand to work, it was just too pasty for me.  I'm back to the good old Winton & Georgian brands. These are student grade, but in my opinion, the best for what I do. 
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Moored on the River by Jani Lori

PLEIN AIR 8x10 oil on wood panel
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Daily Painting 1419 Incoming Florida Egret oil painting

Two Egrets coming in for a landing, the painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  $200.

"Crashing In" by Sally Shisler





"Crashing In" (4x4") - 201212
This was SO much fun!  You'll note that the bright white is actually from some glare off the outdoor light source (the sun).  It hits where the paint has the most depth, which is usually a challenge to get around when photographing the paintings. (There is a way around this).  But with this scene, the sparkles show me exactly where I can go back in and place pure white paint to suggest the waves even more effectively. 
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DANCE OF THREE - MARK SCHWARTZ ( PAINTINGS OF SHOES )

Dance of Three - Mark Schwartz
16 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper

Monday, June 4, 2012

Daily Painting 1418 St. Lucie County Regional History Center plein air

I did this one from life awhile ago, it needed some tweaking. Its oil on masonite 8 x 10 inches.  $200.

View from the Oceanside #1 by Jani Lori

5x7 oil on canvas
View from the Oceanside #1
First of a series of small paintings with a view of the shore from the oceanside.