Mini Seascape Oil Paintings
Is a mini seascape painting on your wish list this Christmas? Check out this holiday shopping guide – small CJK paintings are featured in the “Buy local” Shopping Guide — paintings are beautifully framed by Fairfax Gallery and Framing Establishment, Jacksonville. Check out the link for more gift giving ideas…….! http://arbus.com/ Artist Notes These paintings are often plein air studies, done on location. They sometimes act as memory notes for larger paintings, there is a spontaneity about the brush strokes.
Coastal living provides is a constant source of inspiration here are two large works just finished – Small mini seascape studies available at Fairfax Framing Establishment. These look fantastic displayed as a vertical or horizontal series.
En Plein Air
This oil sketch done “en plein air” at Guana State Park, FL The Lake in Autumn | 16″ x 20″ | Oil on Canvas | En plein air | CJK
Viva Florida | Celebrating Florida’s 500th Anniversary
Florida’s 500th Anniversary concludes with this popular exhibition that celebrates the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. Visit the St Augustine Art Association. NOV 1 – DEC 29 / 2013 VIVA FLORIDA First Friday Art-walk, is on the first Friday of every month, the next one – Nov 1st, 2013. All the galleries in Downtown St Augustine will have new work and late night opening. Come out and enjoy! “Signals
Morning at the Marsh
These paintings are from a Marsh Series, new paintings are exhibiting at The Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville and Grace Gallery, Winter Park. Living near the inter-coastal means I have a short walk to sketch and paint the marsh anytime I want. Its a constant source of inspiration and changes so dramatically from season to season. There is even a drastic change morning and evening!
36″ x 36″ | Oil on Linen | When a painting flows it’s a joy and that feeling is to be enjoyed, as it is usually short lived as the “struggle” phase crepes in. The “struggle” is an essential part of the process, it insures I’m alert, ready to be critical, and with this comes growth in my painting. The painting process is hard to gauge, sometimes a plan comes together and sometimes it takes a bit of working out,
Summer and 100°F in the shade
Featured Painting | Low Tide | 36″ x 36″ | Oil Encaustic | Seascape Series See more new paintings from the Landscape/ Seascape Series. Getting to the beach and marsh early morning is the only way to beat the heat. Then back to the cool of the studio. Marsh Wetland | 24″ x 24″ | Oil Encaustic | Landscape Series The afternoon’s bring storm fronts and rain providing a real contrast in light, mood and welcome drop in temps
Aesthetics of Nature Exhibition
Marsh in Fall | 22″ x 28″ | Oil Encaustic I love painting the marsh, the inter-coastal and marshes of North Florida are a constant source of inspiration. There are endless byways and waterways, the texture of oil paint mixed with wax give these paintings a unique texture — you really have to see in person. One of my newest marsh paintings has been selected for the Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association. To view
Happy 4th of July from the Sunshine State!
Panoramic Marsh View | 15″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic Views from the backyard…. the fabulous sunshine state… high key.. high chroma…high heat! Its warmer than Ireland that’s for sure…LOL
48″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | In my new home I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was traveling in Ireland and when my husband and I returned to the USA we closed on a new home. Yea… more space to create paintings. Inspiration all around as we are moving near the beach, inter coastal and marsh all subjects I love to paint. Figurative work still pushes and challenges my painting so of course that’s a ”