Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Our plein air group travelled to the small, local Brown Family Farm west of Fort Pierce, Florida. I was attracted to the hand-lettered signs in the shade of the cabbage palm and decideous trees.
Monday, 17 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
All are acrylic on boards
Of course there are multiple varieties of palms here in Florida. The trees in the center are Cabbage Palms and are the state palm. The rust colored-foliage in between them is a sea grape plant. I recently learned that natives, years ago, would strip the bark to find edible cabbage. This process killed the tree and is not allowed anymore.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Last Tuesday's storm left a heavy snow clinging to everything, creating a winter wonderland of lacy branches. I set up at Fort Hunter to paint this plein air scene. I made it a goal to not use any pure white in this painting.
This is one of 3 new pieces that I have just delivered to Art & Soul gallery, above the West Shore Farmer's Market.
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Saturday, 1 February 2014
My painting on the easel
Our babbling brook
Julie Riker at her easel
|"February Brook", 8" x 10", oil on panel painted en plein air|
Two artists interpretations of the same scene.
Beth Bathe and I met to paint in the snow.
We set up on this walking bridge that crosses a stream.
We painted for two hours and then went out for some hot soup.