Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gulf Breeze, seascape, sandy shore


"Gulf Breeze"
14 x 18 inches, Acrylic on canvas
Prints available

Just finished this one this morning!  Worked on it for a few weeks now, used some of my older photos as a spring board, then moved things around for a stronger composition.  Originally wanted to keep it more impressionistic and painterly, but once again I added more and more detail.  Oh Well!  I guess that is just my style.

The original is not yet available.


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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rock Wall, mini mural, stones, faux finish




Acrylic on a wall

Also available without the scripture verse.

I've wanted to paint rocks on the wall above my counters for years!  So this summer I finally did it!
I love the colors and the texture, but most of all the way it actually tricks the eye to look like real stones piled up on each other.  The wall was textured, so that helped with the illusion.

Here is how I started.  The far right side was the hardest to reach:



I removed the switch plates and sanded them with sand paper to roughen them up some, then I primed them with gesso, so the paint won't be as apt to peal.  You can see how I matched the left one into the mural below.  

Red oxide, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, white, black, and yellow oxide turned out to be the colors I used the most.  I used Liquitex Basics (not the Matte series). I kept the paint moist with a small spritzer bottle of water, misting a little bit more often instead of a lot all at once, so as to not make puddles.  Used a palette knife to paint some extra texture now and then, also used a crumpled paper towel for some of the texture.  Had to leave it alone and let it thoroughly dry between coats before painting over the extra texture or it would just take the paint off.  The textured wall made it easy to add more texture, and I didn't need much.  It also made it interesting, trying to use it to enhance the rocks.  I kept my shadows consistent with the light source of the window, giving the rocks some depth.




This took me a week, 3 or 4 hours every time I had a chance.  
Approximately 25 hours
(click on an image to enlarge it).



I thought it would make a cool poster too, so I published it!  Enjoy!
Here is the link for the one without scripture:


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rise and Shine, dairy cows and deer at sunrise


"Rise and Shine"
©2014


 I created this painting for the new year quite some time ago. I used to live out on Rucks Road, and the Dairy was just around the corner. Took lots of photos and did some plein air studies too. Bright sunlight is breaking through the cool morning shadows. Symbolic for a new start, putting off the old and walking in the light. It is about overcoming depression and finding joy again.



About the original:
Acrylic 
12 x 16 inches
$850.00

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Old Barn, pond, duck with ducklings


"Old Barn"
14 x 18 inches, 
Acrylic painting
Sold

This painting started as a demo for my adult class last spring. Added lots of extra details, like the ducks, hay in the barn, a fence, and birds flying overhead.  I don't always finish the demo's, but I liked the way this one turned out, so I stayed with it. 

Enjoy!





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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Early Joy, sunrise seascape, inspirational art



"Early Joy"
10 x16 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$500.00

Finished!   I had suggestions to add dolphins and angels..... decided not to add birds this time, as I didn't want to take away from the suggestion of an angel in the light source.

Yellow is symbolic of joy, and orange is warm and inviting.  Pinks and blues are calming and peaceful.  This painting goes out with prayers for emotional healing, restoration, and joy.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Early Light, seascape in progress


"Early Light"
10 x16 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$500.00

Love this one already!  Not sure how much more I will do to it, but I want to add more of a beach with some waves.  Needs some birds too.  Open to suggestions! 

Had my granddaughters this past week, and we painted together.  We all painted a sunset/ sunrise from a photo my older granddaughter had taken.  We added more pink and less gray.  The girls added a hill at the bottom, and I reflected the colors in the water instead.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Next Morning, Florida landscape


"Next Morning"
Acrylic on canvas board 
original  8 x 10 inches
$350.00

Finished up an old one that I had in the studio for a while.  Added mist and the nice little sunlit trees in the distance.  This started as a plein air painting, but I have rearranged everything and added the pond.  Like it much better!

I'm also working on getting stronger focal points, with a nice lead into the painting.  I think I achieved that goal this time.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

From the Depths, inspirational art, seascape


"From the Depths"
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic on canvas
$750.00 (plus shipping)

This is the original idea I did for a much larger (30 x 40) demonstration for a worship service, which was awesome to be a part of!  

The painting changed drastically.  It started with negative words, as I struggled with doing things out of my comfort zone.  I wrote "Too Hard"  instead of "Hurts" during the worship service.  




As the Lord encouraged me that I can trust him to show me the way, I painted the cross and lifted the girls head, and arms.  As my soul let go of the fear, the water also calmed in the painting.  The light of the cross began to wipe out the negative words. 




The grass and flowers started growing, and the girl went to her knees.  So did I!  Tears slipped out and I continued with adding the path down the cliff.  This path was part of a vision I had a while ago, but now it was becoming clear that my Heavenly Father has new directions for me, if I will accept it. This has been a powerful symbolic painting from the depths of my soul.  I hope it inspires you also!


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The larger painting will be available soon.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Rainy Day Angel, knife painting


"Rainy Day Angel" © 2008
Palette Knife Painting
Acrylic on hardboard 
8 x 10 inches,
SOLD

Thinking about doing this one again, larger, maybe reverse the angel and change up the colors.  I love the way the energy is reflecting in the rain.  This painting goes with the moods I have been in lately. So many ups and downs this past month.  Wonderful opportunities in the midst of some sad situations.  I feel like the Good Lord has sent angels to help me find my way lately.

If you are interested in something similar, I would love to create it with you! We can use your color scheme, add clouds, and/or less rain....

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Garden Falls, plein air, stone path


"Garden Falls"
Acrylic on hardboard
9 x 12 inches
$450.00

Got to do a paint out yesterday in Fort Pierce, at the Heathcote Botanical Gardens.  This little waterfall called my name!  It was a lovely day.
 I added quite a bit of detail after I got it home, as it took longer than I anticipated to finish it and proved to be quite challenging. 

Enjoy!


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At the River, landscape with egrets



"At the River"  © 2009
8 x 10 Acrylic
$325.00


Love the brushwork and impressionistic mood this painting has! Did it a while ago, but it's now available in nice wood frame, see below.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Over the Dike, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Art

 "Over the Dike"  
9 x 12 inches, 
Acrylic on hardboard
©2006     $350.00

Here is another older one of the Lake.  Below is a comparison to the same area (lock G36) when we had a drought for a couple of years.  I was fascinated with the new bright greens that showed up more and more as the water receded.  Haven't seen anything close to that since.




"Over the Dike, 2"  ©2007
9 x 12, Acrlic on watercolor paper

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the Morning, Lake Okeechobee


"In The Morning"  © 2007 
Acrylic   12 x 16
Sold

Had a request for paintings of  Lake Okeechobee.  I have done a lot of them, but it has been a while.  This one is probably my favorite of all of the lake paintings I have done over the past 30 years.  Hard to believe I have been here that many years! (I moved 15 times as a child and 5 times as a young adult.)  I guess I wanted to settle down, ha ha ha! 

As I painted it, I was singing a song that has this verse in it: "Oh Lord in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee and will look up . . ." Psalm 5:3

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