Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Three Shrimp Boats

Another painting bagged, and labeled for the Art Bazaar.  It was painted plein aire with the Wednesday art group.
Watercolor  Matted 20 X 16

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Egret on Beach

I am getting ready for Santini Art Bazaar.  It will be Sunday, March 4th.  It is lots of work, matting, framing, and labeling the artwork.  The FMBAA Scholarship Fund will get 20% of all the art that is sold.  I don't end up with much profit, but it is fun.  This is one of the painting that will be for sale.
 Watercolor  14 X 11

Monday, February 27, 2012


I just won Honorable Mention in the Art Council of Southwest Florida Spring Show 2012 for the painting Merry-Go-Round.  I painted it more than five years ago.  Most shows the paintings have to be painted in the last three years but there was no restriction for this show 
Watercolor  29 X 19

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This is the painting I won first prize for.  I forgot to take a photo of it before I put it in the show. 
Watercolor & Gouache  Framed 34 X 27

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lady Bugs

The Studio 2 hanging is done.  Nancy Randall's husband Terry helped me hang.  It is a big job.  But it looks nice.  It was fun to hear the new artist's comments on the paintings.  Today I am helping rearrange the paintings at the Real Estate Office for our big show tomorrow. 
This painting is another batik that I finished for the show.
Batik   14 X 11 Matted

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Batik Iris

I am all ready for the big weekend.  First I am delivering more than twenty paintings to hang in Studio II at Fort Myers Beach Art building.  They are all old paintings that have been hanging on my walls.  Tomorrow is receiving for for the Spring Juried Show so I have a new painting for that.  And then Sunday from Noon to 4 PM twelve artist will be selling their art at Century 21.  I all ready have eight paintings hanging and lots of matted paintings and cards for sale.  The real estate office supplies a delicious spread with wine to drink.  This painting was finished to put in my bin with the other matted paintings.
Batik   20 X 16

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This Sunday is our Art on the Boulevard Show.  It takes a lot of time to prepare for it.  But I have been painting.  Yesterday was portrait day.  The model sits for four 20 minute sessions.  The first session, I draw with a pencil.  The next session, I paint the face with watercolor and put some color in the hair.  I have all the colors in puddles on my palette.  I leave the side that the light hits without color but I soften the edge.  Next, I paint the background and the clothes.  The final session, I fine touch the eyes, mouth, nose and hair. 
Watercolor  14 X 9

Thursday, February 2, 2012


This painting was started at Bonita Beach on Monday.  It was cold and windy so we stayed only an hour.  Yesterday we painted at Times Square at Fort Myers Beach.  It was a beautiful day.  I took the trolley from the art association so I wouldn't have to pay the parking fees.  I carried my art supplies in my back pack.  I sat in the shade at a picnic beach and finished the painting. 
Watercolor  10 X 14

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beach Bulletin

I finally got to see my photo in the Beach Bulletin.  I am getting all sorts of comments on it.  The picture is of me accepting the First Place award for my painting Jill.