The Red Bridge on Jupiter Island

In the not too distant past, on a Tuesday of course, just before Christmas in fact, a friend and I decided we should go paint the red bridge on Jupiter Island. It was a beautiful day  and there were plenty of people passing by. The bridge is located at the end of a bike path and connects the island to another smaller island called Harbor Island, that the local garden club maintains. My inclination is always to paint the bridge even though there are plenty of options over on Harbor Island.  The only disappointment was that since the last time I was there, they painted the bridge a duller red than the true red it was for years. I’m hoping that they go back to the old color soon. It’s just not as brilliant as it once was. In spite of that though, my painting was sold before it dried.

Happiness Bridge - oil on board - 11x14 - sold
Happiness Bridge – oil on board – 11×14 – sold

Tuesday Paintings

As usual I’m behind in posting and photographing my Tuesday paintings. I’ve gone back to using the painting knife more and am more comfortable with the combination of brush and knife now.

This first painting is at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, FL – kind of a windy day.

Indian River Lagoon - oil - 9x12
Indian River Lagoon – oil – 9×12

On this Tuesday, it started out as a rainy day at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden, but it cleared up later.

Rainy Day at the Garden - oil - 9x12
Rainy Day in Paradise – oil – 9×12

Bid on Rainy Day here:


This summer my main interest was in painting clouds because that’s when they’re at their best here.

Thunder Cloud
Thunder Cloud – oil – plein air


original painting


rain clouds
rain clouds – oil – plein air

Bid on Rain Clouds here:

hot-and-hazy – oil – plein air

Bid on Hot and Hazy here:


Clouds Over Indian River Lagoon
Clouds Over Indian River Lagoon – Oil – plein air

Bid on Clouds over Indian River Lagoon here:

Elliot Museum Show

Two of my plein air paintings were selected to be in this invitational show, which is already hung at the Elliot.

Elliot Show
Elliot Show
Elliot Show
 My paintings that are in the show:


Topaz - oil on board - 9x12
Topaz – oil on board – 9×12
Port Salerno - 9x12 - pastels
Port Salerno – 9×12 – pastels

If you are in the area, hope you get a chance to swing by. 🙂


The St. Lucie River on a Tuesday

These two plein air paintings of the St. Lucie River were done at the Veterans Memorial Park in Port St. Lucie, FL. One is smaller. I was on a huge boardwalk. Several other people painted from the giant size picnic pavillion. It was a breezy, pleasant day with jumping fish.

Partly Cloudy - 8x10 - oil on panel
Partly Cloudy – 8×10 – oil on panel
Chance of Rain - 6x8 - oil on panel
Chance of Rain – 6×8 – oil on panel