Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Inlet, a Florida Oil Landscape of Beach and Ocean by Judy Batterson

Tired of cold weather? Ready to go to the beach? This oil painting captures the sandy shores of Ponce Inlet, where the
ocean meets the river. The background shows a sailboat in the ocean while the foreground shows the turn of the water into the river. Sandy beaches form the shorelines until the river deepens. The Inlet is known as a gateway to recreation as boats travel to and fro along the river into the ocean. It is also known for sharks, but I didn't paint any fins! 16 x 20 oil on masonite $1200

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Springtime by the Lake, a Florida Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

One of the most beautiful trees to bloom in spring is the yellow tabebuia tree. The yellow color is brilliant and lasts about two weeks. As the flowers drop, they look like yellow snowfall beneath the tree. This tree is the highlight of spring in Florida. The color is so vibrant, it is breathtaking! I used heavy impasto paint to emphasize the blooms. Framed oil on masonite. 12 x 12" $350

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Poinciana Path, a Florida oil landscape by Judy Batterson

A little bit of Florida now in Wisconsin! The owner of this painting has redone her living room to showcase "Poinciana Path". Originally from Florida, she wants to keep that tropical feeling while the Wisconsin snow surrounds her house. This painting shows a poinciana tree in full bloom with the wonderful red flowers that are so striking. The backlighting highlights the richly textured tree. She might be the only one in Wisconsin with a poinciana tree! For more Florida landscapes visit

Friday, January 7, 2011

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

The finished painting! In the woods in Arcadia, Florida, there is a dry creek bed that serves as a trail that goes deep into the palmettos, palms and trees. When the sun is high, the light hits a clearing and highlights a rock where a person can rest while hunting or hiking. The rock marks a special place for all who walk through these woods. It never changes like the shifting shadows, thus the title. This painting was a commission and a joy to paint every layer. This commission was painted in memory of a very special man who loved to hunt in these woods. 11 x 14" giclees and prints available on request.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

Photo #3 showing the oil layers in developing this painting of the woods in Arcadia, Florida. The middle ground palms are painted and the dry creek bed which forms the path that leads into the woods. The path leads to the rock. The patches of sunlight are also painted between the dark shadows of the foliage. Although the sky was bright blue, some clouds are added for balance.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

Photo #2 of the oil layering sequence of "Rock of Ages". These next layers paint in the palms and other trees in the background of
the Florida woods. The ground in the foreground is established along with the focal point which will be the rock. The dappled shadows of the light streaming through the trees are painted also.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rock of Ages, a sequence showing oil layering, by Judy Batterson

This is the first photo in a sequence of the painting, "Rock of Ages". The painting is of the Florida woods in Arcadia, Florida. The first few layers are the foundation for the composition. The sky and shadow areas are put into the first few layers of oil. The rest of the painting will come forward from this stage.