Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rose Garden Trellis, an Original Plein Air Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

Looking through the trellis, the sunlight was intense on yellow roses. I stood in the shade of the red roses. This painting was a joy to paint because the day was so beautiful outside. Cypress Grove Park in Orlando has beautiful gardens, fields, and dock on a large lake. What fun to capture it in oils!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Serene Sunset, a Florida Coastal Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

"Serene Sunset"says it all. After spending time at Sanibel, Captiva and the waters around Ft. Myers, I found the FL west coast sunsets captivating. The clouds break the sky into warm colors as the dark reflections of the palms and mangroves shimmer in the water. So peaceful and beautiful. 16 x 20 oil.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Florida Hammock, a Florida Coastal Oil Painting by Judy Batterson

What would Ponce De Leon have seen five hundred years ago when he set foot in La Florida? He would have seen island hammocks along the Intracoastal Waterway just as we see today. These marshy hammocks have mangroves, palms, lush foliage, and abundant wildlife. Waters run with the tides from the ocean in these low coastal areas. We still enjoy this cool palette of tranquility. 16 x 20" original oil.