Monday, March 25, 2013
Florida has not only beautiful natural areas but also beautifully landscaped courtyards all over the state. I painted this one at Pointe Orlando while I was set up in front of Battersby Gallery there. Tourists love to watch artists paint! And I enjoyed the courtyard! 5"H x 7"W Price: $ 75.00
Friday, March 22, 2013
Joining with a group of plein air painters, I set up my easel on the north side of Lake Lily in Maitland, FL. It was late afternoon, so we had to capture the sun and shadows quickly. Without a lot of details, I focused on three trees across the lake. The impressions of darks and lights were extreme as the sun dropped fast. This is the resulting painting and a special memory of Lake Lily. 9"H x 12"W Price: $ 225.00
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
In Winter Park, Florida, an untouched natural piece of Florida known as Mead Garden has been preserved. It is tucked away behind neighborhoods as Winter Park's secret garden! My children explored there like I used to do. The serene 47 acres have a swamp boardwalk, a butterfly garden, shady pathways, and a pond where turtles sun themselves on fallen logs. Generations continue to go there to see the turtles. The pond has lily pads and heavy, shadowy foliage. Hence the Impressionistic composition with cool colors. 18 x 18" original oil.