Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bursting Forth, a Springtime Oil of Yellow Trumpet Tree by Judy Batterson

The yellow tabebuia trees are blooming all over Orlando! These brilliant yellow blossoms are dazzling to the eye as they completely cover the branches. Also known as the yellow trumpet trees, they bloom and as fast as they bloom, the petals fall to the ground like yellow paint circling the trunk. This original 12 x 12" oil will keep the memory of springtime!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Garden of Eden, Original Oil Painting by Florida Artist Judy Batterson

When asked by the author to paint an oil painting for her book cover, I did research on the subject of the book, "The Little Book of Healing Prayers". Good places for peace and healing are in gardens where one can be still and pray. This thought led to the first garden. Then I discovered that archeologists think that the palm tree was one of the trees in the Garden of Eden. As a Florida artist, I love palm trees! That was my inspiration for the painting! The book is now available at The Glennon House in Winter Park, Florida.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Plein Air Morning, a Florida OIl Landscape by Judy Batterson

Plein Air Morning at Cypress Grove Park: The weather was perfect when I set up to paint in the middle of the field at Cypress Grove Park. The morning sunlight hit the large oak trees and the grass with intensity. This painting is all about the dramatic darks and lights that I saw before me. I loved mixing the oils and capturing the morning on canvas! I would call this style Contemporary Impressionism. Available at The Orlando Museum of Art. 9"H x 12"W framed Price: $ 225.0

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Paradise Found, a Florida Coastal Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

‎"Paradise Found"! This year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's arrival to the land he called La Florida, The Land of Flowers. In 2013, it's time to rediscover Old Florida with palm trees, coastal views,and barrier islands. This 20 x 28 oil painting is my attempt to capture what Ponce de Leon discovered!