Tuesday Paintings

Garden Pond - 10x8 - gouache on panel
Garden Pond – 10×8 – gouache on panel

This painting is a bit different for me – done in gouache on a panel called “Aquabord” made by Ampersand.  I laid out my colors on a wet paper towel on my oil palette/easel so they wouldn’t dry out. Then I used both painting knives and brushes to paint. The nice thing about the gouache is that it can be reworked by rewetting, it dries fast and you can mix watercolors in if you are missing a color. Since painting this I’ve used just white gouache with my watercolors in my sketchbook and really like that effect too.

If you want to frame without glass you can coat with Renaissance wax, an archival sealer.

The location was Shadowood Farm in Palm City, Fl.  Its an organic farm and everything is grown in raised beds.  [Rabbit prevention] Next time I go there I’ll try to paint the garden but this time I couldn’t resist the pond.

Tuesday Paintings – of Boats

Some boat paintings from plein air Tuesdays. All are oil paint on panels.

Boat at Shepards Park

The little white boat was at Shephards Park in Stuart, FL.

Jocko

This is Jocko – he’s retired at the Indiantown Marina, Indiantown, FL.

sailing school

Little sail boats at the sailing school next to Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach, FL.

At Last

This boat is named “At Last” and is anchored at Sunset Marina in Stuart, FL.

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

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

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