Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunset Beach, Palm and Beach Art by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"Sunset Beach" Had some fun with bright colors painting a sunset. Just visited Sunset Beach where the palms grow in the sand next to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunset Beach is by Tarpon Springs. The sunset was so vivid that colors bounced everywhere!

Florida Wetlands by Carol Schiff

I believe the wetlands of Florida are some of the most beautiful areas in the state, and sadly, some of the most underrated.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-)


Monday, May 27, 2013

1503 Moonlit Paradise

This is sort of a memory painting, my grandparents lived on a bay something like this on the Indian River.  It 8 x 10, oil on masonite.  $300. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

1502 Back Country Barn

This is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  I painted a painting of this barn awhile ago, it was larger.  I liked how the barn looked and wanted to do it again.  There is lots of texture in this, its mostly with the painting knife, very little brush work.  $100. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

1501 Bend in the St. Lucie River

This is from the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.  There is usually a gator under those trees to the right.  Most people can't see them, they look like an old log or tire.  I'll let the viewer decide if I put one in or not.   Lots of nice texture in this painting.  The painting is 8 x 10 oil on masonite.  $300.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Coconuts, Beach Art Florida Coastal Scene by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

Having fun with beach art! We have four generations of native Floridians in our family, and we all love the beach. Palms, coconuts, sand, and ocean are parts of our hearts. We never get tired of the wind, waves and sunshine! 5x7 original.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Day is Done by Carol Schiff

It is early evening in the Florida marsh and the sun is just about to disappear.

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I snapped my photo and high-tailed it out of there before the creepy crawlies came out.

I enjoy a lot of texture in my work and find that abstraction is the perfect media to portray it.

Do you find that your goals in art change as you continue on your artistic journey?


Monday, May 13, 2013

1500 Palm Glade

 I'll have to get a better photo, I think the painting looks much better in person.  The textures are really nice on this one.

Its oil on masonite  12 x 16 inches.  $500.

FREE FALL, 12x12" Abstract on Gallery Wrap Canvas

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This reminds me of a view of clouds and the sea as seen from outer space.

On another note, I have just returned from a Carol Nelson mixed media workshop in Lacombe LA.  What a fun and informative week!  Carol is adorable and a talented instructor  and her art is even more amazing when viewed in life!  I cannot wait to begin experimenting with the techniques she taught us.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Albert Park in College Park, Nature Preserve in Orlando by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

This painting is part of the "Picturing Main Street" exhibit at the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando. Artists from eight designated neighborhoods are displaying scenes that show landmarks of their area. Albert Park is in the College Park business district, and community events happen here. As a peaceful nature preserve, it's a nice place to relax, and the gazebo is great for lunch breaks, jam sessions or even weddings. It's named after Dr. Albert who owned Albert Drug Store which was an area landmark and gathering place for 50 years. Now Albert Park carries on the tradition of the place that builds community. 16x20 original oil.

Monday, May 6, 2013

1498 Odd Man Out Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this by the Indian River.  The odd man out is the Washingtonian palm, the others are sabal or cabbage palms. The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.