Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Harvest

18 x 24 oil on linen. I am into Fall right now and have gathered pumpkins and gourds...they are so beautiful! I have a big painted basket and when I put all of them in, they naturally tumbled out and tipped the basket. 
Trudy Beard-Lazaroe
October 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Red Berries and Violet Leaves, 8x10" Original Oil by Carol Schiff

The image for this painting came from an autumn hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I love being there this time of year when color is everywhere.

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I was attracted to this image because of the unusual color and also by the abstract qualities of the branches.

Blogger is up to it's old tricks this morning, not behaving at all, and insisting on putting my second image at the top of the post.  I had this problem a few weeks ago, then it magically disappeared, now it is back!  ARGH!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anastasia Palm, Old Florida Stately Palm Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

On a beautiful afternoon, I set up my plein air easel in Lake Mary in front of a stately palm tree. With the sun shining on one side, the tree cast a shadow on the grass. Palms are my favorite trees because each one is so different, as if each has a different personality. This one sent out an Old Florida vibe. Tall, stately, and perfectly "coifed", the tree seemed more like a tropical sculpture. 12"H x 9"W

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily Painting 1461 Fall in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I was painting here this morning, nice day and breeze, not too warm.  The trees are Florida hollies, they are full of red berries and bright green and golden leaves. We saw some alligators today and lots of nice birds.   Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Daily Painting 1460 Lonely Hideaway Miniature painting

Fantasy painting out of my head of a little cottage out in the woods.  Its oil on masonite 4 x 6 inches miniature painting.  $100. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Morning at Little Econ River, a Florida Plein Air Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

I arrived at the Little Econ River early in the morning and set up my pochade box easel next to a small tributary of the river. Birds were fishing and flying as the water flowed quietly. It was such a peaceful experience of capturing misty light and shadow on the canvas. I ended up with a feeling of impressionism. 5"H x 7"W Price: $ 75.00

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf side of Florida has beautiful sugary white sands and lots of sand dunes with sea oats. This oil painting is of the beach on the gulf. 8" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas. $200.
Trudy Beard-Lazaroe

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Daily Painting 1459 High Water plein air alla prima

Its been a rainy summer and the water going through the park is much higher than normal.  I did the painting on site.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daily Painting 1458 Savannah's Recreational Area Bridge

Really pretty day today, saw and heard lots of birds.  The little fall warblers are here.  The water was very high from all the rains.  The painting is oil on masonite, plein air, alla prima.  $200.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Daily Painting 1457 Pink Petticoat Hibiscus

Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.  This will be all of the hibiscus series for awhile, I am going out to paint in the Savannas tomorrow.  :o)  $100.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Daily Painting 1456 Bright Red Hibiscus

You may have wondered what is with all the hibiscus I have been painting lately.  I am getting ready for a show at  Art Mundo, I have the "Edge" wall reserved for December.  I thought a bunch of nice hibiscus and maybe some other flowers would be nice for Christmas.  I'll probably have some other paintings there too.
Of course if anyone wants to get one before the show just click on the yellow paypal button.  :o)

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daily Painting 1455 Dancing Hibiscus

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100. 
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Venice Beach October

Diane Mannion, Venice Beach Florida, 6x6" oil
      Season has started here in sunny SW Florida... painted this morning with several returning snowbird artists.  Light Chasers Plein air group.  Story on my blog.

Before Evening Fell, Original Oil, 6x18" by Carol Schiff

I enjoy unusual formats and dramatic scenes and I think this little daily painting provides both.

I worked some areas with a palette knife to achieve some texture, which I believe, adds interest.

I originally painted this and thought I was finished, didn't like it, glazed over it, didn't like it, and painted over most of the scene.  Finally, I liked the finished results.

Sometimes I just sit art on a shelf, instead of framing and hanging.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Daily Painting 1454 Golden Guavas Alla Prima

I painted these from life, they are from my guava tree in the back yard.  The thing has gone crazy this year with the wet summer we have had, it has dozens of guavas.  I am the only one in my family who likes them, I have about gotten to my point of saturation.  I have been eating fresh off the tree, I made guava bread, guava smoothie, guava cobbler, and gave a bunch away.  I figure next I'll try freezing some. 

The painting is all done with the painting knife and is oil, 8 x 10 inches on masonite.  $200.

Lighthouse Beyond the Dunes, a Florida Plein Air Beach Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

At the north end of New Smyrna Beach there are large sand dunes next to the inlet to the Indian River. Across the inlet is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. I set up my easel in the dunes so I could paint the lighthouse across the water. I could hear the waves, the gulls, and the boats. Plein air painting is an experience for the senses! I could see the sailboat masts along the docks and watch the cloud formations behind the lighthouse. The view was captured on a 5x7 canvas! ($75 plus shipping)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Daily Painting 1453 Raggedy Hibiscus

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite, $100.