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

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Clouds

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

painting

original painting

$300.00

rain clouds
rain clouds – oil – plein air

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hot-and-hazy
hot-and-hazy – oil – plein air

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

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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

Plein Air Tuesdays

Here is a   plein air  painting recently done on a Tuesday, of course.

St. Christopher's - 10x8 oil on panel
St. Christopher’s – 10×8 oil on panel

This church is at the center of Hobe Sound, FL and is different on every side. So, I need to go back 3 more times at least to paint the whole church. It was a clear beautiful day and I was happy with this small charming painting.

Tuesday Paintings House of Refuge Beach

Last Tuesday, not yesterday but Tuesday of last week, we painted at the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island, a narrow strip of land called Gilbert’s Bar. It was a nice breezy day and I decided to paint the beach instead of the buildings. The limestone rocks alone are an interesting subject. Even though I had time for a second small painting I still painted the rocks and ocean instead of the buildings. So here are mama and baby paintings from last Tuesday.

House of Refuge Beach - 11x14 oil on panel
House of Refuge Beach – 11×14 oil on panel
Mini House of Refuge Beach - 5x7 - oil on panel
Mini House of Refuge Beach – 5×7 – oil on panel

Met some friendly beach walkers and one dog that was mostly interested in digging to China.

 

Pastel Demo and more Tuesday Paintings

Recently I was asked to do a demonstration of my method of painting with watercolor and pastels at a local art club. It was a fun morning and well received. Here is the painting I did for them that I started with a watercolor underpainting.

Savannah - 12x16 - pastels
Savannah – 12×16 – pastels

and here are more plein air Tuesday paintings:

11 Maple St. - 9x12 - pastels
11 Maple St. – 12×9 – pastels

 

Port Salerno - 9x12 - pastels
Port Salerno – 9×12 – pastels

 

Lyric Theater Building - 9x12 -oil
Lyric Theater Building – 9×12 -oil

 

Sewells Point Morning - 9x12 - oil
Sewells Point Morning – 9×12 – oil

 

Ancient Oak - 8x10 - oil
Ancient Oak – 8×10 – oil

 

Palms at Indian Riverside Park - 12x12 - oil
Palms at Indian Riverside Park – 12×12 – oil

Pearce Homestead Paintout

Back in November I went to a paintout at the Pearce Homestead in Ft. Basinger, FL. The property sits on the western side of the Kissimmee River. It was a beautiful day and there was a pretty good turn out as far as I could tell.

These two paintings we done from the dock of the boat house.

Kissimmee River - 12x16 oil on panel
Kissimmee River – 12×16 oil on panel
Kissimmee River Bank - 6x8 oil on panel
Kissimmee River Bank – 6×8 oil on panel

Cows

The Cow – Robert Lewis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses

The friendly cow all red and white,

I love with all my heart:
she gives me cream with all her might,

To eat with apple-tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,

And yet she cannot stray,

All in the pleasant open air,

The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass

And wet with all the showers,

She walks among the meadow grass

And eats the meadow flowers.