Friday, March 18, 2011

Tall and Cool (Key West)
14 1/2 x 11 3/4
I just put this one in a frame, getting ready for an up coming show. After looking at this photo. I hung the painting on the wall, and decided that there are a number of minor adjustments I wish to make. Out of the frame it comes. Oh well.
My family and I were in Key West last year. We had a extremely frustrating day, after adding the fourth member to our party. Crowd control in my family can be like trying to herd cats. I made a late reservation for a restaurant that we had never tried before. It had taken longer than expected to walk to it. We were seated outside, which was fine. The inside was chaos. This was our drink order. We had a great dinner. We laughed a lot. It was a good end to a trying day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wind boats and Shack
This painting is at The Artworks Gallery in Naples Florida. It is painted on a quarter sheet. This was a lot of detail for such a small space. I am getting close to finishing a large version of this painting minus the shack. Neither painting has been easy. Looking at this one I must open up more light in the second one.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Palm Picnic
11"x 22"

About a year ago my daughter and I visited Bahia Honda State park, driving up from Key West. I saw a picnic table with a palm tree curving over it. Seemed like a perfect subject for a painting, so I snapped the photo. The gallery owner in Naples Florida said that she wanted paintings that where narrow and tall. This fit the bill, measuring 22"x 11".

Friday, March 11, 2011

Coffee Cup Gathering
17"x 27

I was lucky. This painting had not shipped out to the new owner, when I discovered that I did not have a photo of the finished painting. It had come out of the frame for a re-do. I squared up a few of the cups and darkened the background. This was a painting of some of my favorite coffee cups. After my art show in April I think I will try a painting with my teapot collection.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I sold a painting call "Coffee Gathering." Sadly I see only a photo of it in this blog, from 2010.
The painting had come out of the frame and was greatly improved. I could have a picture on my old card. As soon as I post this I will call Waverly house to see if the painting has shipped yet

Friday, March 4, 2011

This painting is now finished. It is in the Artworks Shop at Naples Florida. This painting took too long to finish. Don't ask why, I don't know.

I am determined to start another Koi painting this month or maybe the water lily goldfish one from a photo taken in Naples.