Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dunes & Gulls

Another mini.  I just may paint a full sheet of a similar scene.
Watercolor   19 X 8 Matted

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dee

Dee was the model last Tuesday.  She is very pretty and petite.  And she is engaged to an old friend from Indian Creek.
Watercolor  10X14

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Beach

More Mini Masters.  But these will be donated to my family.  I am flying to visit family in Massachusetts & New Hampshire for Christmas.  I have mailed some paintings to them all ready.  These are just fun and will fit in my carry on luggage.

Watercolor   Matted 10 X 8

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pier at Times Square

These mini masters are so cute, I don't want to donate them.   But I will.  Then I can paint a larger painting using the same design and color.
Watercolor  8X 10 matted

Monday, December 19, 2011

Katherine

Katherine Miller posed for our Portrait Group last Tuesday.  She is a great model and she is so pretty.
Watercolor  9 X 14

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Time Square FMB Clock

Another Mini Master.  Our visitors to Fort Myers Beach like to take home a memory.  The Clock at Time Square is very popular.
Watercolor   3 1/2 X 5 1/2

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Clock at Time Square

The push is on at Fort Myers Beach Art Association to sell our Mini Masters.  We sell them for only $10.00 and the proceeds go into our operating fund.  We have already sold more than 30 in the last week.  So I am painting more to replenish the supply.  I all ready have donated four little paintings.  I just finished two more. 
Watercolor  3 1/2 X 5 1/2

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Daisy & Book

This is an old painting.  It has been hiding at H&R Block.  I thought it was sold.
Watercolor  20 X16 matted & framed

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Michele

It was nice to have Michele pose for our Portrait Group last Wednesday.  She works so hard for our art league.  Last year she was president and this year she is FMBAA web site chairman.  She also was chairman for Paint the Beach.  As I look at our yearbook I see she is also publicity chairman, experimentalists chairman, and hanging chairman.  Wow!  Visit her blog:  http://www.michelestraveltales.blogspot.com/
Watercolor  14 X 11

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dancing Mangroves

Wednesday's plein aire was at at Matanzas Preserve on the bay by Fort Myers Beach.  There are lots of mangroves.  I love the way the mangrove limbs snake this way and that.  But they are difficult to paint.  When you look, you see layers of layers of sunlit branches.  I painted the leaves first, then I painted negative darks behind the leaves leaving lots of white paper that represented the light I was seeing.  Then I tinted those whites with various soft colors.
Watercolor  14 X 11

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lily & Lily Pads

Last Friday I taught a Batik class.  I had seven students.  We all had fun and I hope everyone learned lots.  This painting I finished in the class as one of the demonstrations.
Batik 8 1/2 X 10 1/2

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Plein-Aire Painting

I am painting on the beach in front of Joanne Shamp's beach house on the Gulf.