Boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway in New Smyrna Beach know this island well. It is located between the south and north bridges. The palms grow straight and tall in rows behind the mangroves. Oyster beds can be seen at low tide. I set up my pochade plein air painting box across the river and painted part of the island. The ocean breezes were strong and nearly blew me over! The pelicans were cruising while boats of all sizes passed the island in the choppy water. 5"H x 7"W Price: $ 75.00
This painting of sand dunes was painted with the alla prima technique. I set up my pochade box (small portable paint box) right next to the sand dunes at Smyrna Dunes Park. Painting layers wet on wet made me quickly capture the dunes while the sun was overhead. The ocean breeze made the heat bearable. All in all, it was a beautiful day to paint.5"H x 7"W Price: $ 75.00
Growing up in Florida, I took it for granted that everyone had a lemon tree or citrus of some sort. As kids, it was like having decorated Christmas trees in the yards. The beautiful ripe yellow lemons were tart on the inside though. Just like the old song about the lovely lemon tree. As an adult, I now look at the lemon like life....when life gives you lemons, make lemonade or lemon cupcakes or lemon martinis! Price $300
12"H x 9"W
Palms and mangroves are painted in detail as they grow out of the foliage along the waterway. This hammock, with abundant wildlife and strong reflections, is typical of the marshy hammocks along the low coastal areas of Florida. A cool palette of blues and greens make a calming scene. Very natural and tranquil. This painting was recently featured in the Paint the Town Exhibit at the Gallery at Avalon Island in Downtown Orlando and also at the First Thursdays event at the Orlando Museum of Art.
16"H x 20"W original oil on canvas.