Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mr. Pelican, Small OIl Painting of Brown Pelican by Judy Batterson

"Mr. Pelican" 5x7 original oil. I was thinking of pelicans in a storm since it's storm season in Florida and did some research. "Pelican do's and don'ts: If you find a famished pelican on land, the group International Bird Rescue offers these pointers: Don't feed it. Human foods can obstruct a bird's throat, and serving it fish can make it less likely to learn how to hunt.Do place it in a large box with air holes and a folded towel at the bottom if you want to take it to a rescue center. Keep the bird in a dark, quiet place until it is transferred.Do keep the bird warm. Don't allow children and pets near the bird." Never know when we can help wildlife! Painting framed in a beautiful woven dark wood. $125.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chief Wm McKinley Osceola, Oil Painting of Florida History by Judy Batterson

This painting was inspired by a vintage postcard of Chief Osceola when he was a young man living with his Seminole tribe in the Everglades near Miami. Normally I don't show a painting in a frame, but this frame completes the painting by giving it an historical feeling. He was known as a great hunter and fisherman and made headlines when he presented Pres. Truman a Seminole shirt in 1947. A fascinating part of Florida history! 5x7" Original oil framed in beautiful carved dark wood. $125.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Palms on the River, a Florida Plein Air Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

Near the south bridge to New Smyrna Beach is a beautiful park along the river. I set up my pochade plein air art box there to focus on the palm trees. Using the artist prerogative, I arranged the composition on a small portion of what I saw in front of me. Painting alla prima, I used impressionistic strokes for the palms. The whole time I was thinking about how I love palm trees! They are always so filled with light, shadows and movement. So Florida! 5"H x 7"W Price: $ 75.00