Monday, October 26, 2015

The Sea is Calling

The Sea is Calling
11x14 oil on gessobord

I returned to the same path I painted yesterday, but chose a slightly different position and view- this time out of the way of beach goers walking along the path! What a gorgeous morning it was... October is definitely one of my favorite months to be a beach (painting) bum on Anna Maria Island!

Inviting Path

Inviting Path
11x14 oil on gessobord

I found this path along Holmes Beach while out for a run last week and knew it would make a great painting composition!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Beach'n It

Beach'n It
6x9 oil on paper

My brother in law and his girlfriend were in town the other day, so my husband and I both decided to "play hooky" from work and hang out on the beach with them... well, turns out I have a hard time playing hooky and before I knew it I was back at work! ;)

Old Main Street

Old Main Street SOLD
12x12 oil on canvas

The head of the Palmetto Redevelopment District recently stopped by my studio and asked me if I'd be interested in creating a painting to be featured on some 5000 or so bags that they'll be printing and handing out for various upcoming events, including the Manatee County Fair in a few months. He also suggested that since I now have my studio in Historic Palmetto that perhaps I'd like to paint it... and as a matter of fact, I thought I would! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Venice Paintings

Venice Paintings

Yellow Boat, 5x7, oil on panel

 I recently traveled to Venice, Italy to paint with a small group of fellow plein air painters from the US and England. It was a lovely, productive week, despite a few cold and rainy days! I'd been to Venice several times before, but never with all my paints, just my sketchbooks. It truly is a magical place, with breath-taking views around every corner! And the food ain't half bad either ;)

Dorsoduro Nocturne 5x7, oil on panel

Daybreak 5x7, oil on panel

Gondolas 5x7 oil on panel

Venetian Door Nocturne 5x7, oil on panel

Across the Grand Canal 5x7 oil on panel

Sunny Day in Venice 5x7, oil on panel

Cloudy Day in Venice SOLD 5x7, oil on panel

Venetian Sunset 5x7, oil on panel

Canal Sketch 8x10, oil on panel

Late Afternoon Light 8x10, oil on panel

Venice in the Rain 8x10, oil on linen

Dorsoduro Canal 9x12, oil on paper

Dappled Light in the Piazza 9x12, oil on panel

Floating Fruit Market 9x12, oil on panel

Reflections 8x10, oil on panel

First Day in Venice 8x10, oil on panel

Venetian View 9x12, oil on panel

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beach Path

Beach Path
9x12 oil on panel

After a wonderful week of painting in Venice, Italy this beach bum is back in her natural habit!