Friday, November 28, 2014
Morning Light, Knowles Chapel, Oil Painting of the Chapel at Rollins College in Winter Park ,FL by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist
Rollins College has a beautiful campus of large oak trees and palm trees. The chapel on campus is a Winter Park, Florida landmark. It's lovely to walk the brick streets and take in the morning light. Lovely to paint on campus, too.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Florida has been enriched by the Cuban culture. While researching the history of both, I found a restaurant in Central Florida that has created an Old Havana street scene in the restaurant interior. This inspired the painting! Then I listened to the local Rumba Brothers play the bongos and guitar which inspired the Cuban musicians in the painting. I found out the Royal Cuban palm tree can grow to 100ft! Cuban culture has brought so much to Florida...Cuban food like plantains and black beans and rice, mojitos, great dances like the cha cha and salsa, and emphasis on the importance of family. Here's to Cuba Libre! 20" H x 16" W Price: $600.00
Thursday, September 25, 2014
"Brunch in the Garden" an 8x10 oil painting capturing a table set up under the tabebuia tree in the garden. Coffee, strawberries and muffins, anyone?
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sitting in a large window overlooking a well manicured courtyard, I painted live inside a gallery. The view was of palms,flowers and a lovely fountain in the middle of a large upscale outdoor mall in Orlando. People love to watch artists paint. I should have added all those cute faces pressed against the window!! It was fun! 5x7 original oil.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
"A New Day Blooms" framed 8x10 original plein air oil painting. I found out that Monet would go to the same site for days to complete a painting. If he could do that, so could I! I painted this one morning in a park. Later I went back and red flowers were blooming. I happily added the color. Thanks, Monet!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Watching the osprey circle overhead, I was mesmerized. The large bird spotted fish in the tannic brown waters of the St. John's River. Bright green aquatic plants lined the side of the river next to mangroves, cypress and grasses. I had a great view with my easel on a houseboat in the river. A great way to paint plein air, capturing part of the pristine wilderness! 5" H x 7" W Price: $75.00
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
St.John's River, a Florida Plein Air Oil of Fisherman on Wilderness River by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist
With my easel on a houseboat in the St. John's River, I painted the pristine wilderness around me. One lone fisherman floated by, looking for a catch, as was the osprey that circled overhead. Cypress trees, mangroves, aquatic plants and gators were part of the river scene in Florida's pristine wilderness. 7" H x 5" W Price: $75.00