Monday, September 27, 2010

Enlightened, a Florida Oil Landscape of Water, Boat and Palm by Judy Batterson

As I was walking along the Intracoastal Waterway after a storm, I stopped to look at a beached rowboat. The sunlight suddenly broke through the clouds, creating a cascade of light. I painted this coastal scene knowing it had a deeper level. Sometimes I need to beach myself like the boat, be still and wait quietly for the light to break through and bring hope to the soul. Original 16 x 20 oil on masonite. Chosen for Orlando Magazine's " Paint the Town" 8th Annual Exhibition 2010. For more Florida landscapes visit

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Swampy Road, A Florida Landscape by Judy Batterson

Off the beaten paths, sandy roads lead back into untouched areas of coastal Florida. Palms, pines, and mangroves grow in abundance. In the hammocks and lagoons, brackish water reflects the blue sky. Very refreshing in a back to nature way!
16 x 20" oil on masonite

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sunset Palm, a Tropical Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

This 10x12" oil on masonite is an uncomplicated but effective tropical landscape at sunset. The dark silhouette of the palm in the foreground stands out against the yellow, orange, and red streaked across the sky. A warm palette predominates as the light is broken into a broader spectrum.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lone Palm, a Florida Landscape by Judy Batterson

In Florida, clumps of mangroves and palms grow along waterways. This hammock had a single palm rising from the center of the foliage next to the water. Blues and greens dominate the composition, giving it a cool, verdant feeling. Naturalists enjoy exploring these tropical ecosystems. 16x20 oil on masonite.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kate in the Rose Garden, Outdoor Garden Scene by Judy Batterson

This 16 x 20" oil painting is from an outing at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. Little blonde Kate, standing next to a fountain in the Rose Garden, studied the pinks of the roses and watched the butterflies. Her godmother Whitney captured the moment in a black and white photo. I captured the moment in oil on canvas. Her mommy Cara was the happy recipient of the painting and photo. Leu Gardens is a beautiful place for photography and for painting!