Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sometimes the sun can be so huge that it's overpowering! But that makes for a great sunset. This sun reminded me of an old movie poster with surfers chasing the sun around the world for an Endless Summer of surfing. The warm colors intensify the palm silhouettes. 12x24 original oil. This painting was chosen for the Artists Registry Members 2013 Exhibit which has 2 works each from 80 Florida artists.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Palms Along the River, Florida Oil Painting of the St. John's River by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist
We rented a houseboat from Holly Bluff Marina near DeLand, Florida, and took it on the St. John's River for the weekend. What we found was total pristine wilderness with beautiful tall palms lining the river's edge. I took my sketchbook and paints to capture the water, birds, and trees. This painting has been chosen for the 2013 Artists Registry Exhibit which shows two works of art by 80 artists from around the state. 12x24 original oil.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This painting continues to draw viewers into it as they want to explore the island with the kayakers who are out counting turtle nests! That was happening when I first saw the kayaks on the sand while I was in a nearby boat. The kayaks belonged to the Marine Discovery Center of Volusia County, FL. Capturing that adventure in oil made an exciting painting experience! The painting has won many awards and most recently was chosen for the city of Casselberry 2014 Art Calendar.